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PREFACE 



Some years ago the author undertook to trace the history of his 
family to its beginnings in America. One of the results of this en- 
deavor has been the accumulation of a mass of genealogical matter 
pertaining to other colonial families of the Cox name. This he be- 
lieves to be of sufficient interest and value to warrant its publication 
in the form in which it now appears. 

A list of authorities is elsewhere given, but it does not include the 
scores of correspondents, East, West, North and South, who have 
contributed much additional information and whose kindly co-opera- 
tion is recognized with gratitude and appreciation. 

Special acknowledgments are due to Mrs. Mary H. Rue, of Cream 
Ridge, N. J., Mr. Albert S. Cox, of Summit, N. J., and William 
Nelson, E^., Secretary of the Historical Society of the State, for 
numerous courtesies in connection with the preparation of the New 
Jersey genealogies, and to my friends and collaborators, Mr. George 
W. Cocks, of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 
and Mr. John Cox, Jr., Custodian of the Quaker Records in New 
York, for free access to many valuable private papers. No effort 
has been spared to make both the historical and genealogical portions 
of the book as nearly accurate as possible, but in spite of every care, 
some errors have undoubtedly crept into the text. It is hoped that 
these may be regarded with indulgence and that the ancestral 
records, many of which are here brought to light, for the first time, 
may prove of interest to the reader and a substantial contribution to 
the family history. 

Henry Miller Cox. 
Harrington Park, N. J., 
September 2, 1912. 



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IV THE COX FAMILY IN AMERICA 

AUTHORITIES 

The following is a partial list of authorities consulted in the 
preparation of this volume : 

Lower's Patronymica Britannica. 

Pedigrees of Families of Herts — William Berry. 

Herts Genealogist. 

Nichol's Herald and Genealogist. 

Burke's Dictionary of the Landed Gentry. 

Burke's General Armory. 

Burke's Extinct Peerage. 

Burke's Colonial Gentry. 

Sainsbury's Calendar of State Papers, 1574- 1660. 

Hotten's List of Emigrants. 

Colonial Land Papers. 

Narrative and Critical History of America — ^Justin Winsor. 

MacDonald's Source Book of American History. 

George Fox's Journal, 1652-1678. 

Our Quaker Friends of Ye Olden Time — ^John B. Crenshaw. 

History of Friends in America — Thomas. 

Men, Women and Manners in Colonial Times — Sidney George 
Fisher. 

History of the Baptists in the Middle States — Vedder. 

American Ancestry — Munsell. 

Historical and Political Studies — ^Johns Hopkins Univ. Publica- 
tions. 

Zieber's Heraldry in America. 

American Almanac, 1844. 

American Biographical Notes — Franklin B. Hough. 

Hammersley's Register of Army Officers, 1779-1879. 

Heitman's Historical Register, Officers of the Contmental Army. 

Army Register, 1815-1879. 

Drake's Men of the Time. 

Congregationalists in America — Rev. A. E. Dunning, D. D. 

Records of the Virginia Company. 

Smyth-Nibley Papers — Manuscript, New York City Library. 

The Virginia Company — Rev. E. D. Neill. 

Stith's Virginia. 

Henning's Statutes of Virginia. 

Economic History of Virginia. 

Virginia Heraldica — ^Crozier. 

Virginia County Records — Crozier. 

Virginia Magazine of History. 

The Cabells and their Kin — (Virginia). 

Hayden's Virginia Genealogies. 

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary of New England. 

New England Historical and Genealogical Register. 

John Winthrop's History of New England. 

New England Cox Families — Rev. John H. Cox. 



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Essex Institute Historical Collections. 

Newport Historical Magazine, 1883. 

Barber and Howe's Historical Collections. 

New Haven Colonial Records, 1638 — ^Hoadley. 

History of Dorchester, Massachusetts. 

Genealogical Quarterly, Salem, Mass. 

Massachusetts Archives. 

Quarto-Millenial of Taunton, Mass. 

Emery's History of Taunton, Mass. 

Eaton's History of King^s County, Nova Scotia. 

Caulkin's New London, Connecticut. 

Vital Records of Rhode Island. 

Maryland Archives. 

Maryland Historical Magazine, 

Founders of Maryland — Rev. E. D. Neill. 

Colonial Families and their Descendants — Mary Burke Emery. 

Scharf's Western Maryland. 1 

Scharf's Chronicles of Baltimore. 

Baldwin's Maryland Wills. 

History of Maryland — ^John L. Bozman. 

McSherry's Maryland. 

Old Kent (Md.) — George A. Hanson. 

O'Callaghan's Register of New Netherlands. 

Documentary History of New York. 

Records of Reformed Dutch Church, New York (City). 

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Records. 

Historical Magazine, New York, 1861. 

Calendar of New York History (English) — Manuscript, N. Y. 
City Library. 

New Amsterdam and its People — ^J. H. Innes. 

Valentine's History of New York (City). 

Dutch New York — Esther Singleton. 

Riker's Annals of Newtown, Long Island. 

Riker's Harlem. 

Thompson's History of Long Island. 

Southold Town Records (Long Island). 

Griffin's Journal, First Settlers of Southold. 

Moore's Index (Early Settlers, Long Island). 

East Hampton Records (L. I.). 

North and South Hempstead Records (L. I.). 

Kingston Reformed Dutch Church Records. 

Lef roy's Bermudas. 

John Cox and his Descendants (Island of Eleuthera) — ^C. S. 
Williams. 

New Jersey Archives. 

Smith's History of New Jersey, 1765. 

The English in East and West Jersey — ^Whitehead. 

East Jersey, under the Proprietors — ^Whitehead. 

Gordon's History and Gazetteer of New Jersey, 1834. 



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Stryker's Officers and Men of the Revolution (N. J.). 

History of New Jersey — Francis B. Lee. 

History of New Jersey — Raum. 

Spaulding's Handbook of New Jersey, 1606- 1898. 

History of the Baptists in New Jersey — Rev. Thomas J. Griffith. 

Beekman's Early Dutch Settlers of Monmouth County, N. J. 

Stillwell's Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Monmouth 
County. 

History of Monmouth County — Ellis. 

History of Monmouth County — Salter. 

Life of Hon. S. S. Cox, by M. H. Northrop and W. V. Cox. 

Histories of Burlington, Mercer, Hunterdon, Somerset, Warren, 
Sussex, and other Counties, etc., by various authors. 

Scharf's History of Delaware. 

Pennsylvania Archives. 

Penn. Genealogical Society's Records. 

Pepn. Magazine of History. 

Futhey and Cope's History of Chester County, Pa. 

Pennsylvania Census — 1790. 

History of Bucks County, Pa. — Davis. 

History of Buck's County, Pa. — Battle. 

Immigration of Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania — Albert C. 
Myers. 

The Literary Era— Philadelphia, 1898. 

North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register. 

South Carolina under the Proprietary Government — Edward Mc- 
Crady. 

South Carolina, Genealogical and Historical Magazine. 

In addition to the above, a great number of local and county his- 
tories have been examined, besides genealogies innumerable, lineage 
books of the various patriotic societies, Social Registers, Encyclo- 
paedias of history and biography, to say nothing of public and pri- 
vate records, which have been brought to the attention of the author, 
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TABLE OP CONTENTS 

INTRODUCTION 

Page 

I Knglish Ancestry ------- i 

II The Cocke Family of Virginia - - - - 8 

III William Cox, of Pemaquid, and his New England 

Descendants 13 

IV West India Connections 19 

V The Quaker Element in the Family - - - 24 

VI Early Cox Settlers in New York and New Jersey 30 

VII The Dispersion of the Tribes - - - - 39 

GENEALOGIES 

Virginia 

Historical Notes 45 

Family of Richard Cocke 46 

The Cox Family of Grayson County - - - - 52 

Thomas Cox, of Berkeley County - - - . 60 

Fragmentary Records - - - -. - - . - 62 

Col. Isaac Cox 63 

Gabriel Cox 63 

Joseph Cox 64 

Maine 

Family of William Cox, of Pemaquid - - - - 64 

Maryland 

Fragmentary Records 83 

The Cox Family of Cecil County - - . . 86 

Daniel Cox, of Talbot County 89 

Family of Isaac Cox, of Talbot County - - - 89 

The Cox Family of Queen Anne County - - - 95 

Cox, of Baltimore 96 

John Cox, of Carroll County 99 

New Hampshire 

Moses Cox loi 

Family of Edward Cox ------ loi 

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New York 

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The Cock Family of Ulster County - - - . 107 

Michael Cox, from Hanover, Germany - - - 112 

John Cox, Senior, of New York 116 

Major James Cock, of Putnam County - - - 118 

Col. Ebenezer Cox, of Canajoharie - - - - 121 

The Cox Family of Otsego County - - - - 123 

Thomas Cocks, from Cornwall, England - - - 126 

Fragmentary Records 127 

West Indies 

John Cox, of the Island of Eleuthera - - - - 132 

New Jersey 

The Cox Family of Monmouth County - - - 153 

Isaac Cox, of England 205 

Daniel Coxe, of County Somerset, England - - 210 

John Cox, of Rancocus Ferry 217 

William Cox, of Shrewsbury 223 

Richard Cox, of Rancocus 228 

Jesse Cox, of Mount Holly 230 

Arthur Cox, of Sussex County 231 

Fragmentary Records 232 

Massachusetts 

Robert Cox, of Marblehead 237 

Pennsylvania 

Richard Cox, of Chester County 243 

Thomas Cox, of London Grove 248 

John Cox, of Warrington ------ 249 

The Cox Family of Washington and Fayette Counties 250 

James Cock, of Kendall, England - - - - 253 

Coxe, of Ireland ------- 257 

Rhode Island 

Fragmentary Records 259 

North Carolina 

Introductory Notes 260 

The Cox Family of Bertie County - - - - 260 



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Thomas Cox, of Wayne County - - . . 262 

Cox Families from Pennsylvania - . - - 266 

Isaac Cox -- 276 

The Cox Family of Perquimans County - - - 279 

The Cox Family of Surry County - - - - 281 

Tennessee 

JoAB Cox - 284 

APPENDIX 

I Letter of Richard Snead Cox, of Broxwood, 

England 286 

II An Ancient Cox Pedigree 287 

III The Somers-Cocks Family of England - - 288 

IV Cox, OF Beamonds, Hertfordshire - - - 289 
V Michael Cox, Esq., of Ireland - - - 290 

VI Cox, OF Ballynoe, Ireland 291 

VII Thomas Cox, of London, a Proprietor of East 

Jersey 291 

VIII Abstract of Will of Thomas Cox, Citizen and 

Vintner, London - 292 

INDEX OF PERSONS - - 293 



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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 

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Coat of Arms, Cox Family of Bermuda - - - - i 

Shirley, on the James River, Virginia . - - - lo 
Map of Bermudas - - - -.- - - -I9 

Old Cox Houses in Bermuda 21 

View of Nassau, New Providence ----- 23 

Home of John Cox, Jr., Rhinebeck, N. Y. - - - 117 

Old Cox Plate, 1661 154 

Old Cox Burying Ground, Upper Freehold, N. J. - - 157 

Old Yellow Meeting House, Upper Freehold, N. J. - - 169 

Residence of Albert S. Cox, Summit, N. J. - - - 193 

Portraits 

Rev. Henry Miller Cox Frontispiece 

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Abraham Beekman Cox, ist, and Levantia White Living- 
ston, his wife 35 

Abraham Beekman Cox, 2nd 39 

Rev. Samuel Hanson Cox, D. D., LL.D. - - - - 91 

Lieutenant-Governor Christopher C. Cox, M. D. - - 95 

Jennings Stockton Cox - 96 

General Jacob Dolson Cox - - - - - - 113 

John Cox, Jr., of Rhinebeck, N. Y., and grandchildren, John 

Vache Cox and Mrs. Thomas S. Henry - - - 117 

Hitty Cox 133 

Martha Lyman, wife of John Cox 134 

John Cox, of Philadelphia 135 

Samuel Cox and Helen M. Lyman, his wife - - - 136 

William Sitgreaves Cox and James Cox - - - - 138 

John Florentius Cox 141 

James Sitgreaves Cox - 145 

Abraham Beekman Cox, 3rd 153 

Hon. Samuel Sullivan Cox ------ 187 

James Bray Cox -- 189 

Albert Schenck Cox and Myrtle Beresford Osborne, his wife 193 

Hon. James M, Cox -------- 201 

Henry Harrison Cox - - 281 



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A Tennessee Family Group — Sons of Henry H. Cox - - 282 
William Henry Cox and Herschel M. Cox - - - 283 

Henry Herschel Cox- - -- 284 

Nannie Mae (Cox) McCormick 285 



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CHAPTER I 
English Ancestry 

The earliest mention of the Cox name occurs in connection with 
the history of the Norman Conquest. Among the families of 
France that followed the fortunes of the redoubtable King William 
was that of Le Coq. This was subsequently changed to Le Cock, 
and later to Cokkys, and from that, by easy transition, to the great 
variety of names under which the family has since been known in 
England and America. 

As to the origin and meaning of the word there has been much 
speculation. 

Lower, in his book on English surnames, suggests that it is prob- 
ably a S3monym of little, from which it might be inferred that the 
founder of the family was somewhat diminutive in stature. He 
thinks it possible, however, that it may have been derived from the 
Latin cocus, a cook, and corrupted from that to the more familiar 
name, Cocke, Cocks, Cox and Coxe. 

Bloomfield, another authority, in his history of Norfolk County, 
England, derives the family name from Coke or Cocke, meaning a 
river or water course, and in support of this view, refers to such 
names as Cokes ford, Cockthorpe, Cockermouth and Cocksedge, 
which, he says, were in use among the early Britons. 

There is perhaps an element of truth in both theories, and among 
the numerous Cox families of Great Britain it is quite possible that 
many may have originated after the manner described. On the 
other handy it is not unreasonable to suppose that many more, and 
perhaps the greater number, have descended from the man who came 
from France bearing the distinctive appellation of the Cock, which 
afterwards became the patronymic of the family. Surnames were 
not in general use at the time, and did not become common in Eng- 
land until about the thirteenth century. 

It is probable that the founder of the family was dubbed Le Coq, 
from some circumstance which suggested a resemblance to that 
valorous bird, and that the name, whether given in jest or earnest, 
was significant of fighting qualities, and of constant watchfulness, 
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warfare. This latter view corresponds, moreover, with the heraldic 
devices and mottoes which appear on a number of the more ancient 
of the family crests. 

One of these is distinguished by a cock, bearing his head aloft, 
underneath which is the significant motto: "Vigilantia praestat," 
"Watchfulness excels." 

Others have two, and still others, three cocks on their coat of 
arms with the motto: "Semper vigilans," "Always on the alert." 

Cock, of Newcastle, had on his escutcheon a Bezant between three 
cocks, indicating descent from one of the valiant men at arms who 
followed the fortunes of Richard Plantagenet in the third crusade, 
(1188-1192). A collateral branch of this family, represented, a 
few years ago, by William Cox, Esq., of Ballynoe, County Limer- 
ick, Ireland, claims lineal descent through the Plantagenet kings, 
from William the Conqueror, he being the twenty-fifth represen- 
tative in direct line from that prince. 

Of the twenty-seven or more English families of the name, bear- 
ing arms, not all apparently, have sprung from the same stock. The 
armorial devices indicate both kinship and difference. 

Richard Snead Cox, Esq.,. better known as Cox of Broxwood, in 
a letter to a Canadian correspondent, in 1895, divides the twenty- 
seven families referred to into three general groups which he believes 
to be unrelated and of entirely distinct ancestry. The origin of 
neither group can be traced beyond the eleventh century, and it is 
not until some two hundred years later that any clearly defined his- 
tory of these different lines can be discovered. 

One of the earliest accounts of the family in England is found 
in the pedigree of Walter Cokkes de Chelworth, or Walter Le Cock, 
as the name is sometimes spelled, who lived in the County of Kent, 
about 1250, and who appears to have been a lineal descendant of 
Walter de Chelworth who was perhaps the original Le Coq who 
came over from France with William the Conqueror. 

The name, under one or other of its numerous variants, appears 
a little later, in nearly all of the counties in the vicinity of Lon- 
don, notably in that of Hertfordshire, and by the close of the six- 
teenth century it was well known in every quarter of the United 
Kingdom. It included "all sorts and conditions of men." During 
the reigns of Henry VIII, Elizabeth, Mary, and James I, several 
of its members were connected with the royal household. Others, 
not directly related to the nobility, were scarcely less prominent. 
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gentlemen and men of war, members of the learned professions, and, 
in addition, a great multitude of the same name and blood, not less 
worthy, though unknown to fame. 

To the Hertfordshire family belonged many men of note. Of 
those who figure prominently in the religious controversies which 
prevailed during the period of the Reformation, none were more 
widely known than Richard Cox, the famous Bishop of Ely (1499- 

1581). 

He was a type of the militant churchman, and the great pro- 
tagonist of the Scottish reformer, John Knox. 

Whatever we may think of his theological views, there can be no 
question as to his scholarly ability, his loyalty to conscience, church 
and king, and withal, his splendid fighting qualities. The blood of 
Le Coq was evidently in his veins. 

Of the same family, presumably, was Sir Richard Cox, (1563- 
1623). He was buried in Westminster Abbey, and on his tombstone 
is described as "the third son of Thomas Cox, of County Hertford, 
Esquire." 

Sir Edmund Cox, of Broxwood, belonged to a later generation. 
He was one of the heroes at Poitiers, a devoted adherent of the 
King, and died of a wound received at the battle of Naseby, in 1645. 

Col. Alban Cox, on the other hand, one of the landed gentry of 
St. Albans, in Hertfordshire, allied himself with the cause of the 
Commonwealth, and was an officer of distinction in the army of 
Oliver Cromwell. 

Another leader among the Independents and Non-Conformists 
of the period, was the Rev. Benjamin Cox, who is said to have been 
a grandson of the Bishop of Ely. 

He was a university graduate, a man of great learning, at one 
time a minister of the Established Church and zealous for the 
superstitious ceremonies which Archibishop Laud had made obliga- 
tory upon the clergy, but later he changed his views, and was 
equally zealous in his advocacy of the principles of the Baptist 
faith. In 1645 he became the minister of one of the seven so-called 
Anabaptist churches in London, and was one of the subscribers to 
the Confession of faith which they presented to Parliament in the 
following year. His religious views involved him in frequent con- 
troversy, in consequence of which he suffered persecution and im- 
pris<Mmient. He submitted at first to the Act of Uniformity, in 1662, 
but his conscience upbraided him, and he withdrew his submission 
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Scarcely less widely known than the Hertfordshire branch of the 
family were those offshoots of the same stock that had become estab- 
lished in the four or five counties adjacent to Bristol. 

Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, Somerset and Monmouth were 
the original homes of many of the Cox name who have figured in 
English history and whose descendants were widely scattered 
throughout the United Kingdom, and the English colonies of 
America. 

Thomas Cocks, Esq., of Gloucester, was the ancestor, in direct 
line, of Charles Cocks, whose plain English name was superseded 
by that of Lord Somers, Baron of Evesham, on his elevation to the 
peerage in 1784. His son and successor, John Cocks, was created 
a viscount in 1821. The earldom has recently become extinct, but 
the Barony succeeded to Philip Reginald Cocks, representing a col- 
lateral branch of the house of Somers. Eastnor Castle, near Led- 
bury, in the county of Hereford, has long been the seat of this 
ancient family, now represented by Lady Henry Somerset, a lineal 
descendant of Thomas Cocks, of Castle Ditch. 

A few miles to the north, in the adjoining county of Warwick, 
are the Malvern Hills, a name which was brought to this country 
by the Cocke family of Virginia, as early as 1638. Their magnifi- 
cent seat on the James River, a few miles below Richmond, still 
remains, and the stately old manor house which they built has been 
preserved intact, and is one of the finest as it is one of the earliest 
specimens of colonial architecture. 

To the south of Bristol lies the county of Somerset, where, in 
the seventeenth century, Daniel Coxe, Gent., had his seat. Of this 
English gentleman we know little more than that he was the father 
of the famous Dr. Daniel Coxe of London, who was born in that 
city about 1640. The latter was an author of note, a staunch 
churchman, a court favorite, one of the physicians of Charles II, 
and afterwards of Queen Anne, and probably the most eminent med- 
ical authority of his day. 

Through his influence with the Crown he acquired title to vast 
tracts of land in America which his vessels were employed in 
exploring. They are said to have been the first to ascend the Mis- 
sissippi River. His landed possessions included a large part of West 
Jersey, of which he was the proprietary governor from 1687 to 
1697- This office he administered by proxy, he himself having never 
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settled in New Jersey, in which state, as in Pennsylvania, the family 
was long prominent and influential. 

Among the sea faring and merchant classes of England there 
have been many of the Cox name and lineage. These naturally, were 
most numerous in the coast towns, and in the great commercial 
centers. 

Captain William Cocke, of Plymouth, was one of those who had 
acquired wealth apparently, in the foreign trade, but his chief title 
to distinction lies in the fact of his public spirit and of his excep- 
tional patriotism and generosity, at a time of grave national danger. 
He it was who, in 1588, fitted out at his own expense, a ship in 
which he sailed against the Spanish Armada. He was called "the 
cock of the game," although he lost his life in the adventure. 

The armorial bearings of his family suggest a connection with 
that of the earlier Walter Le Cock, as do those of Captain George 
Cock, the friend of Pepys, who mentions him frequently in his 
diary. Captain Cock was of Newcastle, in the county of Northum- 
berland. 

At Norwich, in Norfolk, in 1633, we find Peter Cock, whose ped- 
igree and coat of arms seem to indicate that he was of the same 
stock. Thus, in the north and in the south, in the interior counties 
of England, and in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, the name was 
as widely known as in those localities where the family was first 
established. 

In a list of the twenty-four English merchants who furnished 
most of the supplies for Virginia and Maryland, in the early part of 
the seventeenth century, occur the names of Richard Cox and An- 
thony Cocke, of London. The former was probably the same Rich- 
ard Cox who, from 1609 to 1620 was one of the wardens of the 
Grocers Company of London, a powerful commercial organization 
in its day, and a member also of the Virginia Company, under 
whose auspices the colony of that name was founded. 

The family were largely interested at the same time, in the trade 
and colonization of New England. 

Among those mentioned in the Colonial Papers in connection with 
the project for the settlement of Maine in 1622, by Captain Robert 
Gorges, was Edward Cox, and it was Thomas Cox, master of the 
good ship Bonaventure, who in 1629, sailing from the Isle of Wight, 
transported the Puritan minister. Rev. Samuel Skelton, to Salem, 
Massachusetts. 

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and New England connections, is found in the last will and testa- 
ment of William Cox, Gent, a citizen and cloth worker of Lon- 
don. One of his apprentices, and a witness of his will, was Thomas 
Harvard, brother of the more famous John Harvard, who emi- 
grated to Massachusetts and gave his name and his library to the 
oldest of our American universities which he founded in 1638. 

Among the curious provisions of this gentleman's will is that 
relating to the compensation to be made to the minister who should 
officiate at his ftineral. Mr. Morton and Mr. Osney, preachers of 
God's word are both mentioned, one apparently, as the alternate of 
the other. 

"Whichsoever preacheth, to have twenty shillings more, so as he 
wear a gown and hood." From this it would appear that even Puri- 
tans and Dissenters were not averse to such externals of dress or 
form, as might lend dignity and impressiveness to a solemn service. 

That the Cox family of England during this period was largely 
of the Puritan faith is evident not alone from such documents as 
this, but from the great number of their kindred or descendants, 
whose names appear in the early records of the New England 
churches. Many of them also, responding to the fervid preaching 
of George Fox, became identified with the Society of Friends, and 
in common with others who had suffered persecution for their 
faith's sake, sought refuge among the American colonies. They were 
in the West Indies, on Long Island, and in parts of New Jersey and 
Maryland, some years before Penn planted his colony on the shores 
of the Delaware. 

In 1682, the province of East Jersey passed into the hshids of the 
twenty- four proprietors. The Duke of York confirmed tjie sale by a 
new g^ant, more full and explicit than that of any which had been 
previously made. 

Among these proprietors were a number of wealthy and influential 
Quakers, including William Penn and others whose names figure 
prominently in the early colonial history of Pennsylvania and New 
Jersey. Several of the nobility also were interested in the grant. 
To this class belonged Robert West, a London lawyer and a son of 
Lord De La Warr whose name was given later to the neighboring 
province of Delaware. It is of family interest from the fact that a 
few years before, in 1675, he had married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Sir Henry Cocke, of Hertfordshire. 

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Thomas Cox, a London gentleman, who in turn, sold his property to 
Dr. Daniel Coxe, also of London, in 1690. A few years later, in 
171 1, the will of Thomas Cox, citizen and vintner of London, was 
admitted to probate. He appears to have been one of "the people 
called Quakers," and was perhaps identical with Thomas Cox, the 
East Jersey Proprietor. He also had extensive landed interests 
both in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To one of his sons he left 
eight hundred acres of land in the vicinity of Philadelphia, and to 
another a tract of four hundred acres on the opposite side of the 
Delaware River, in New Jersey. John Cox, the Quaker, who ap- 
peared in Philadelphia about this time, or a little earlier, and who 
afterwards located in New Jersey, may easily have been the son, 
John, to whom the New Jersey property was devised. The fact 
of his making other bequests to members of the family of John 
Harvard, would seem to indicate a connection with the family of 
William Cox, before referred to, to whom Harvard's brother had 
been apprenticed many years before. However this may be, the rela- 
tion of the Cox family in England to the numerous families of the 
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CHAPTER II 
The Cocke Family of Virginia 

The earliest English colony in America was established in Vir- 
ginia in 1607. The earliest member of the Cocke family, in that 
province, so far as known, arrived three years later. 

He came over from England on the ship "Godspede," in 16 10. In 
Hotten's List of Emmigrants, his name is given as William Coxe, 
and his place of residence, as "Elizabeth Cittie." 

Nothing more is known of him beyond the fact that he was 26 
years old, at the time, as appears from the muster roll of his town. 

In the list of "adventurers," as they are called, whose names 
appear in the charters of the Virginia Company between 1609 and 
1620, the name, which occurs repeatedly, is spelled in not less than 
four different ways, viz : Cock, Cocke, Cox and Coxe. 

This variation is without special significance although the spell- 
ing to which the Virginia families have commonly adhered, is 
Cocke. 

The founder of the earliest and perhaps the most important 
branch of the family in Virginia was Col. Richard Cocke, sometimes 
called Richard Cocke, Gent, of Henrico County. The date of his 
arrival in the colony is not definitely known but it seems reason- 
ably certain that it was prior to 1632. He patented, in all, about 
8,000 acres of land, 3,000 of which he acquired in 1636, and the 
remainder, in 1639, and 1652. A few years later (in 1662), Rich- 
ard Cocke, senior, as he was then called, together with John Beau- 
champ, patented nearly 3,000 acres more, on the south side of the 
Chickahominy River. 

These vast landed interests would seem to indicate not only large 
wealth, but a social position which placed him in the forefront of 
the Virginia aristocracy. 

As a matter of fact, he was one of the leading men of the colony, 
in his day, — a military officer of high rank, a member of the House 
of Burgesses, and otherwise prominent in the civil and social life of 
the period. 

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descended. It was much more numerous than the other branches 
and not less influential and important. 

The original seats of the family were "Bremor" or "^remo/* 
and Malvern Hills, both belonging to the same estate, and located 
on the James River, about fifteen miles below Richmond. 

The manor house, which was probably built by Richard Cocke, 
and which was occupied by his descendants for nearly two hundred 
years, is still standing. 

The architectural beauty of this fine old colonial dwelling has been 
often noted by the passing tourist. It is one of the historic homes 
of Virginia. Here, not less than five or six generations of the fam- 
ily have lived and died. To conjure up the past, is to tell the story 
of the princely hospitality that has been dispensed within its walls, 
and of the notable men and women who have been identified with 
its history. It is one of the ancient landmarks which has survived 
the changes time has wrought during the past three hundred years, 
and which links the living present with the life of long ago. 

Thomas Cocke, the eldest son of Richard, succeeded to his fath- 
er's estate, and lived at Bremo. He was one of the members of 
the Henrico County court in 1680, and High Sheriff from that year 
until 1688. 

His children, of whom there were four sons and two daughters, 
intermarried with leading families of Virginia, and were not less 
prominent in the civil and social life of the colony. 

Captain Thomas Cocke, the eldest, like his father, was Sheriff in 
1699, and again in 1707, and in the meantime, represented his county 
in the House of Burgesses. 

He was twice married, his first wife being Mary Brazier, of 
Nansemond. 

Of the others, Stephen became the progenitor of the well known 
Cocke family of Tennessee to which belonged Gen. William Cocke, 
a United States Senator in 1695 ; his son, Gen. John Cocke, for a 
number of years a member of the National House of Representa- 
tives, and Hon. William M. Cocke, also a member of Congress, from 
1849 to 1853. 

James shared with his brother Thomas in the political honors of 
his day and was long active and eminent in public life in Vir- 
ginia. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John Pleasants, a wealthy 
Quaker, who came from Norwich, England, and settled in Henrico 
County in 1665. William, the youngest son, married Sarah Den- 
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Richard Dennis, her father, apparently, was a member of the House 
of Burgesses, and perhaps a son of Captain Robert Dennis, who 
was sept over by Cromwell, in 1652, to establish his authority in 
Virginia. 

The daughters, Temperance and Agnes, married brothers; the 
former, Captain Samuel Harwood, and the latter. Captain Joseph 
Harwood, both of Charles City. These men were also prominent in 
official life, and both were members of the House of Burgesses. 

To trace the family history through succeeding generations, would 
only be to reiterate with some slight variations of names and dates,, 
such facts as have already been noted. 

The descendants of Richard Cocke, second of the name in Vir- 
ginia, are not less numerous nor have they been less eminent than 
those of his older brother. They have served the State, always 
with credit, often with distinction, and are to this day among the 
most numerous and respected citizens of the Commonwealth. 

The same is true of other branches of the family, as also of those 
who have descended from the three brothers, Thomas, William and 
Walter Cocke, of the counties of Surry and Princess Anne, who 
came to Virginia about 1690 ; of the family of Dr. WilHam Cocke, 
of Williamsburg, who came from Suffolk, England, about 1705; 
and of the Cockes and Coxes of Lancaster, Middlesex, and West- 
moreland, who were established in those counties some years earlier. 

Of this latter line, the earliest Representative was Nicholas Cocke 
who was in Lancaster, and (perhaps) later, in Middlesex, in 1658, 
Prior to that time was Mr. John Cox a justice of the county from 
1653 to 1655, who may have been connected with the older family 
of Henrico, and may, or may not have been identical with the John 
Cox of Rappahannock County, brother of William, whose will, bear- 
ing date of 1669 was probated in 1695. 

By the close of the seventeenth century, or a little later, we find 
the family established not only at Bremo and Malvern Hills, but at 
other points on the James River which have become historic. 

At Curie's Neck, in 1670, a settlement had been located by 
Thomas Curie who gave his name to the place. The estate was 
owned at one time by the Randolph family, but prior to that was 
in the possession of one of the Cockes of Henrico, and was known 
as Curies — without the apostrophe. 

The beautiful and well known estate of Shirly was the seat of 
Bowler Cocke, third of the name, and a descendant of Col. Richard, 
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the homestead of the old Carter family of Virginia. It was built 
in 1642, and was long occupied by their descendants. It was the 
birthplace of Annie Carter who married "Light Horse Harry Lee/' 
of Revolutionary fame. . Here also, her daughter was bom, who 
became the mother of the distinguished Confederate General, Rob- 
ert E. Lee. 

Prior to the Revolution, it passed into the hands of Bowler Cocke, 
who had married a daughter of Col. Edward Hill. 

His father was a member of the House of Burgesses in 1752, as 
he himself was a few years later, in 1765, when Patrick Henry 
introduced his famous resolutions against the Stamp Act and sup- 
ported them by one of the most thrilling speeches ever addressed 
to an American legislative assembly. 

Whether he was one of those who cried "Treason !" or whether he 
voted for the resolutions, we may never know. Interest, family tra- 
dition, ties of kinship or of blood, might naturally have led him to 
support the Crown, but whatever his position on that burning 
question, it is a matter of historic interest, to his family to know 
that Bowler Cocke was present on the occasion. 

Shirly is no longer in their possession and the magnificent estate 
at Malvern Hills has long since passed into other hands, but the 
Cocke name still lingers in the Old Dominion, and the descendants 
of those ancient Cavaliers still cherish the traditions which link 
them with the land from which their fathers came, and with the 
earliest development of English institutions on American soil. 

There is a flavor of old time romanticism about their history, and 
a love of chivalry which has not been altogether relegated to the 
past If we have but little interest now in "the divinity" that 
'doth hedge a king," we can at least appreciate the charm of 
knightly courtesy and queenly g^ace which kings demand of those 
that are about them. The Cocke family of Virginia were unques- 
tionably of that number before they crossed the sea. 

Much of their history reads like "a dream of fair women" and 
brave men. 

That they were of gentle blood, might be inferred from their 
armorial bearings, but the fact is based on more substantial evi- 
dence. 

No one can study the map of Virginia and read the names espe- 
cially of the older counties on or near the James River, without 
coming to the conclusion that the men who settled that region were 
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homes in certain Elnglish towns or counties, the names of which 
they brought with them. 

Prince George, King William, Princess Anne, Henrico, Eliza- 
beth City, Charles City, Caroline, King and Queen, — ^these all sug- 
gest a love of royalty and a desire to honor in the New World, those 
whom they had revered and honored in the old. 

And if we raise the question, whence came these pioneers, who 
braved the terrors of the sea and reared new homes in our wild 
western land, we shall find at least a partial answer by a further 
reference to the map. 

Norfolk, Warwick, Isle of Wight, Surry, New Kent, Lancaster, 
Gloucester, Middlesex and many more — ^what more natural than 
that these familiar names of the home land should be incorporated 
into the geography of the land of their adoption? 

But these men brought with them more than names ; they brought 
traditions; they brought history; they brought their own peculiar 
t3^e of character. 

Captain Dennis, when he sought to enforce the authority of 
Cromwell, compelled submission, but elicited no love nor enthusiasm 
for the great Protector. They were not Roundheads; they were 
Cavaliers. 

Independency had no foothold in Virginia at this time. The 
Established Church was the visible embodiment of their religious 
ideals, and the Cocke family were in sympathy with the established 
order both in church and state. Their landed and commercial inter- 
ests were large. They were therefore, naturally, conservative. 
Their character and mode of life allied them with the English nobil- 
ity and gentry to which classes they had unquestionably belonged. 
Whether they were from the east of England or the west, from 
Hereford or from Hertford, from Broxton or from Eaton Bishop, 
they represented, perhaps more largely than most others of the 
name in America what may as well be recognized as the aristo- 
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CHAPTER III 
W1LX.1AM Cox, OF Pemaquid and his New England Descendants 

Bristol vied with Lx)ndon, as a trade center, during the early 
colonial period. Her merchant vessels plied continually, between 
England and the ports of Holland, and were extensively engaged 
in the carrying trade with the American colonies. 

In Bristol also, as in the region adjacent to that port, the Cox 
family was numerous. 

The name begins to appear upon the probate records as early as 
1572, at which time the will of Richard Cox is recorded. 

In 1628, letters of marque were granted to Captain William 
Cox, master of the ship Rosemary, of Bristol, a vessel of 100 tons ; 
and a few years later, in 1630, to Captain William Cox, the same 
man apparently, for a 30 ton ketch. 

The same year, and only a little less than a month later, we find 
William Cox, (another William this time, it would seem), apply- 
ing for a pursership, through the good offices of his uncle, Thomas 
Nichols. Perhaps this was the same man who, as William Cox, 
gunner, made application the next year, to the Lord admiralty for 
his pay on the ship Maria. 

Thomas, Robert, Richard, William, Charles, Abraham, Ezer- 
hialis, and Anthony, are some of the family names which appear 
in the Bristol records of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, 
that of Thomas, leading all the rest, in point of frequency, with 
William a close second. 

These men, for the most part, were either merchants, mariners, 
or fishermen. They belonged to a race of hardy adventurers. 

Many of them found their way to various quarters of the New 
World, and of this stock, the Cox family of New England was 
chiefly composed. 

In 1625, ^ ^^^^ ^^^ executed at Pemaquid, Maine, which has 
been described as "the first deed of conveyance of American soil." 
Whether it was or not, the date is early enough to bring us close to 
the beginning of things in America, and from a family viewpoint 
it is of interest to know that William Cox of Pemaquid was a wit- 
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grims had landed at Plymouth rock, English settlements began to 
be established on the coast of Maine, and William Cox was one of 
the first to arrive in that quarter. He was the pioneer, if not the 
progenitor of the Cox family in New England. 

Various circumstances seem to point to Bristol, England, as the 
place from which he came. Not only was the name, Cox, common 
in that vicinity, but the name William Cox, as we have seen, was 
of frequent recurrence in the old Bristol records. 

Of even greater significance is the fact that the men who set- 
tled in the neighborhood of Pemaquid brought the name of Bristol 
with them and gave it to one of the first towns they founded. The 
occupations of the people also, in and around old Bristol were sim- 
ilar to those of the men who brought that name with them to New 
England. 

As a rule, the settlers of Massachusetts, of which the colony in 
Maine was originally a component part, were not large land owners ; 
they followed the sea and found abundant scope for their enterprise 
either in the business of fishing, or in marketing, through their 
coasting trade, the extensive product of that industry. 

William Cox, of Pemaquid, it is true, acquired some 1,300 acres 
of land in the neighborhood of his home at Cox's Cove, but it is 
doubtful whether, at that time, any considerable part of it was 
under cultivation. 

In 1660, two merchants of Bristol, in England, Robert Aldworth 
and Gyles Elbrige, became interested in Pemaquid property, and 
the name of William Cox appears as a witness in the deed which 
conveyed a certain tract of land to them on the 8th of August of 
that year. 

This is still another link in the chain of evidence that connects 
him with Bristol as the most probable place of his former residence. 
It is also the last public record in which he is mentioned, or at least, 
in which the name is known positively to refer to the original Wil- 
liam Cox, of Pemaquid. 

That he was married once at least, is certain, for the name of his 
wife, Mary, appears upon record. That he was married a second 
time seems probable, although the fact cannot be proven. 

It is altogether likely that William Cox of Sagadahoc and Salem, 
was his son, and that John Cox, who is spoken of as the brother- 
in-law of William*, was, more properly speaking, a half brother, 
and the son of the first William, by a second marriage. 

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setts, a Court was held at Pemaquid, at which time eight members of 
the Cox family of that place, took "the oath of fidelity," as it was 
called, thereby avowing their allegiance to the Crown. Thomas Cox 
was, at the same time, sworn in as Constable, an office of somewhat 
greater consequence in former years than now. Of these eight 
men, four bore the name of Thomas. The others were, John, 
Shadrick, Richard and William. 

They were evidently, children and grandchildren of William Cox, 
the emigrant ancestor, and founder of the family in New England. 
Life at Pemaquid, in those early days, was an)rthing but a sirni- 
mer's dream. The peace of the settlement was frequently disturbed 
by Indian invasions. One of these outbreaks occurred about 1677, 
when the family were compelled to flee for their lives, to the older 
settlements in the vicinity of Boston. 

Some removed to Dorchester, others to Salem and to Beverly. 
When the Indian excitement had subsided a number returned to 
claim their possessions at the mouth of the Kennebec River where 
some of the descendants of the original settlers are still to be found. 
The greater number, however, remained in Massachusetts, and from 
these old families a numerous race has sprung, now widely scattered 
throughout New England and the middle states, and not unknown 
in the nearer and remoter West. 

John Cox, at the time of the first Indian war in 1677, appears 
to have removed with his family, to Dorchester. He was, in all 
probability, a son of the first William, and was born at Pemaquid 
prior to 1640, his older brother, or half brother, as the case may 
have been, and who is known as William of Sagadahoe, having set- 
tled at Salem, where he appears to have died some years later. 

In 1686, or thereabout, John Cox, or Cock, as the name is some- 
times spelled, returned to Maine, taking with him his sons John 
and Thomas, and the rest of the family. 

They lived on the lands which belonged to his brother William, 
for about three years, when they were again driven off by the 
Indians, and again took up their abode in Dorchester, in 1689. 

Nothing further is known of the elder, John. He may have been 
killed in an Indian encounter, but John, the younger, remained in 
Dorchester, where he died in 1742, in the 85th year of his age. 

He married Susannah Pope, and by her, became the father of a 
numerous family consisting of seven sons and as many daughters. 
His younger brother Thomas, settled at Beverly, where he mar- 
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whose names appear on the baptismal register of the First Church, 
of that place. 

Captain John Cox Jr. who was born as early as 1688, was a sea 
of John Cox and Susannah Pope. His marriage to Tabitha, daugh* 
ter of Ebenezer Davenport, of Dorchester, occurred on the nth of 
December, 1712. That they were godly people we infer from an 
old church record which informs us that they both "laid hold on 
ye cov't, August 9th, 1713." They remained in Dorchester, "where 
most of their children were born," until 1729, when they removed 
to Falmouth, Maine. 

Captain Cox was admitted to citizenship at Falmouth m the same 
year, in place of Thomas Cox who may have been a deceased uncle 
or other relative, to whose civic rights he succeeded. In the allot- 
ment of town lands, sixty acres were assigned to him in 1732. 

He was killed at Pemaquid, in an Indian affray, in 1747, as 
another John Cox, perhaps the son of his brother, Thomas, had 
been killed under similar circumstances, in 1725. 

His son, John Cox, 3rd, also known as Captain John Cox was born 
at Dor<:hester, in 17 19. Ten years later, he removed with his par- 
ents to Falmouth where the greater part of his life was spent, but 
during the Revolutionary war, his royalist sympathies provoked the 
ill will of his neighbors and in 1782, he removed to Nova Scotia,, 
where he received a large grant of land from the Crown. The 
children of his second marriage accompanied him to Canada where 
his descendants are still numerous, those of his first wife remain- 
ing in the neighborhood of Portland where they married and alsa 
reared large families. Of these, Josiah was the only son who lived 
to maturity. 

He was the father of John Cox, Esq., (1795-1871), of Portland,, 
well known as the founder of the extensive shipping interests with 
which the family have long been identified. His vessels were 
among the fleetest and best equipped of the early American mer- 
chant marine. 

Among those that "go down to the sea in ships and do business 
in great waters," there have been many in the various branches of 
the Cox family of New England, from the earliest years. But their 
interests have not been confined wholly, or even chiefly, to navi- 
gation. 

William Cox, of Lynn, Massachusetts, a weaver by trade,, 
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covered himself with glory at the siege of Louisburg, in 1758. For 
his services he received a grant of land at Mount Desert. 

This William was the second son of John, of Dorchester, and 
was bom in 1694. He married Thankful, daughter of Captain 
Thomas Maudsley, and like his father, reared a numerous family. 
Ten children blessed the union of William Cox with Captain Mauds- 
ley's daughter. 

Of these, the best known was Lemuel, born in Boston, in 1736. 
He was a typical New England boy whose inventive genius found 
full scope in some of the most important engineering enterprises of 
his day. He has been called "an eminent English engineer," but 
beyond the fact of his English sympathies and perhaps an English 
training, there seems no reason to suppose that he was of foreign 
birth, or other than the Lemuel Cox, of Boston, and a son of the 
hero of Louisburg, whose services the British government so gen- 
erously rewarded by a grant of land. 

In 1788, he was appointed to build the Essex Bridge at Salem, 
and for his serivces in superintending the work on the approach 
from the Beverly side, the Directors voted to pay him nine shillings 
per day and board, including punch, together with other gratuities 
which were added later. 

Whether the punch acted as a disturbing influence we are not 
informed, butMt was not long before he got into difficulties with 
the Directors, and the trouble culminated a few months later, in 
his discharge from the superintendency of the work. His engi- 
neering ability does not appear to have been questioned but it is 
quite possible that politics and bridge building were as closely allied 
at that early day, as they have sometimes been in public enterprises 
of more recent date. 

Rev. Melville Beveridge Cox, of Hallowel, Maine, (1799-1833) 
was a man of a different type. With something of the heroism and 
love of adventure which characterized his forebears, his energies 
were enlisted in a form of religious enterprise, which in recent 
years, has taken on large proportions. He was the first foreign 
missionary sent out by the Methodist Episcopal Church, and was 
commissioned by that body to carry the gospel into Africa. 

He lost his life in the endeavor, but his dying message to the 
Church at home, reveals the spirit of the man. "Let the work in 
Africa go on," he urged, "though a score of lives be lost," — a sen- 
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borne bleeding and dying from the deck of the Chesapeake — "Don't 
give up the ship/' 

References to other members of the family are numerous in the 
annals of the Colonial, the Revolutionary, and later wars. 

Robert Cox, of Marblehead, was in the Great Swamp Fight that 
occurred during King Philip's war, in 1675. 

Thomas Cox, of Beverly, died in the expedition against Quebec, 

in 1758-9- 

Francis Cox, of Salem, was an officer in the Revolutionary war. 

Col. Matthew Cox, of Lynnfield, was connected with the mili- 
tary service of a later day. 

Among the men of peace also who have contributed, in greater or 
less degree, to the glory of New England, to her commercial and 
industrial prosperity, and to her great religious and philanthropic 
work, it is interesting to know that hundreds trace their ancestry to 
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CHAPTER IV 
West India Connections 

The term West Indies has been loosely applied to about 90Q 
islands lying to the east of Central America and the Gulf of Mexico. 
Nearly half of these belong, or have belonged, to Spain. Of the 
remainder, the larger part are British possessions. 

The Bahamas were acquired about 1629, and many of the Wind- 
ward and Leeward islands, including Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbadoes, 
St. Christophers, and others, the names of which are mentioned 
frequently in the early colonial records, came under British rule a 
few years later. 

The English population of these islands has always been relatively 
small, and limited for the most part, either to those who were in 
government employ, or engaged in foreign trade. Even the planters 
were so closely identified with these classes that it seems scarcely 
worth while to place them in a separate category. 

In addition to those mentioned, there were large numbers who 
came neither to exploit the trade of the islands or to develop their 
resources, but who were banished from home on account of their 
political offenses. Shiploads of prisoners were transported to the 
Barbadoes — some because they had incurred the wrath of Cromwell, 
and others, of a later day, because they were not as submissive as 
they might have been to the rule of his successors, or because they 
were too outspoken in their religious views to meet with their 
approval. 

The day of political and religious toleration had not yet dawned 
in England, and the problems with which her statesmen had long 
been wrestling, were rapidly transferred to her distant colonies. 

Thus it happened that a large infusion of the independent, the 
liberty-loving, and the non-conforming element of her population, 
was intermingled with the society that had already become estab- 
lished in her island possessions. 

Many of these people afterwards made their way to the New Eng- 
land settlements, or to the English colonies in New York and else- 
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Cox family is, that, from the beginning, it was largely represented 
in these southern islands. 

A list of the inhabitants of Barbadoes, owning ten acres of land 
or more, in 1638, (only four years after it had become a British 
possession), contains the familiar name of William Cox, a name 
which presently crops out again in connection with the early settle- 
ment in Rhode Island. How long he remained in the West Indies, 
or whether he changed his place of residence again, we have no 
means of determining. But it is a matter of record that a brisk 
trade was carried on for many years, between the Barbadoes and 
New England, and that the commercial relations between that col- 
ony and Rhode Island were particularly intimate. A century later 
the Cox family begins to swarm in the land of Roger Williams, and 
one of the earliest records of St. Michael's Church in Bristol, 
Rhode Island, is that of the marriage of William Cox and Sarah 
Pearce, in 1741. 

The only Cox marriage in Rhode Island that antedates it, so far 
as our knowledge goes, was solemnized at Newport, in 1737, when 
Thomas Cox and his wife, Mehitable, were made one. 

It is known that many of the early settlers of Rhode Island came 
from England by way of the Barbadoes. The town of Bristol 
which they founded, carries with it, in its name, very strong pre- 
sumptive evidence of the fact that Bristol also was the earlier home 
of the family in England. 

But to go back to the West Indies, — John Cox, in 1673, appears 
on record, as a member of the Council of the Sommer Islands ; a 
man of consequence apparently, and very close to the seat of 
authority. 

Five years later. Captain Josias Cox looms up on the family hori- 
zon in Barbadoes. From his title, we might surmise that he was a 
man of some importance also. That he was the owner of 247 acres 
of land, may or may not have added greatly to his distinction. But 
when we learn that he was surrounded with a retinue of nine ser- 
vants, and 122 negro slaves, it is fair to assume that Captain Josias 
was the possessor of no mean establishment. 

Contemporary with him was Samuel Cox, Esq., Qerk of the 
Navy office, a position of dignity which he held by appointment of 
the Crown, and subject to the royal pleasure. 

Philip Cox was one of a hundred prisoners — prisoners for con- 
science' sake, as we may well believe, — crowded into a sailing ves- 
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the reign of Charles II. He had survived the close confinement of 
an English jail, only to suffer from the closer confinement of an 
English vessel. Providence was kinder to him than his foes, for he 
died on the voyage, and was buried at sea. 

Francis Cox was a passenger on the ship, John and James, bound 
from the Barbadoes to New England, in 1679. He seems to have 
reached his destination and to have remained in Massachusetts. 

In 1706, Thomas Cox, of Salem, is mentioned as mate of a ves- 
sel, lately arrived from Antigua. 

The Bermuda islands, though not properly included in the West 
Indies, came into the possession of the British, in the early part of 
the seventeenth century. Here also, we encounter many familiar 
names. 

The first of record, is that of Edward Cox who was there in 
1616. 

Richard Cox is named, in a book printed by the "Governor and 
Council of the Somer Islands," in 1620, as one of the "Adventurers." 

Mr. Samuel Cox is referred to, in the record, of the islands, two 
years later. 

In 163 1, he was Reader for Smythe's Tribe, the name of a neigh- 
borhood or parish, it would seem. 

The mention of this fact suggests the absence of any settled 
clergyman, at that time, religious services being regularly conducted 
by a lay reader. His death occurred in 1655, and his effects, by 
order of the authorities, were delivered to his widow, Martha Cox. 

Captain Cox, who is described as "our Cape merchant," was a 
resident of Bermuda, a little later. His trade was mostly with 
Charleston and Philadelphia, although he appears to have made an 
occasional trip to Cape Cod and New York. 

John Cox lived on the island of Eleuthera, the largest of the Ber- 
muda group, in 1663. He was the owner of 49 acres of land in the 
vicinity of Brackish Pond, where the principal settlement was 
located. 

Other names that occur in various records of the same period are 
those of Roger Cox who was a member of the Grand Inquest for 
the Northampton Tribe, in 1652, and Joseph Cox who was one of 
the 54 inhabitants who appear in a complaint against the Bermuda 
Company, and were given a hearing in 1679. 

Of the three last mentioned, John Cox, of Eleuthera, was the 
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are living in New York, Pennsylvania, and other states, both East 
and West. 

His grandson, of the same name, originally of Bermuda, removed 
to Charleston, South Carolina ; and Isaac Cox, a son of the latter, 
who lived at one time, at Nassau, on the island of New Providence, 
settled in Philadelphia, about 1761, where he remained until his 
death, in 1776. His will was probated at Canterbury, about eig^t 
years later. In it he is described as a native of Devonshire Parish. 

The mention of these English names, together with the long time 
which elapsed after his death, before the will was admitted to pro- 
bate, are somewhat confusing. They can only be explained by the 
supposition that his parents were living in England when he was 
bom, and that family interests abroad were involved in the settle- 
ment of the estate. 

From these facts it is evident that there was a close connec- 
tion between the English Cox families who settled in the West 
Indies, almost as soon as they came into British possession, and 
those who, sooner or later, were scattered throughout the Ameri- 
can colonies of the North. 

In their religious and political affiliations they were divided, as 
they had been in England. Some were staunch members of the 
Established Church who lent their wealth and their influence to its 
perpetuation in America. Others were of the Puritan faith, although 
these appear to have been few in numbers in the West Indies, and 
to have tarried there only until they could join their kindred and 
co-religionists in the northern provinces of New England. It is 
supposed that there were some Quakers of the Cox, or Cocks name 
also, who either voluntarily or involuntarily, had taken up their 
abode, for the time being, in these southern islands, but who ulti- 
mately found their way to the northern settlements. 

Of these early Quakers Ann Austin and Mary Fisher were in 
the advance guard. They sailed from the Barbadoes, and arrived 
in Massachusetts in 1656. 

Three years later, James Cock, the progenitor of the numerous 
Cocks family of Long Island, appears at Cromwell's Bay, now Se- 
tauket. Nothing is definitely known as to his antecedents, but he is 
supposed to have come from the West Indies. 

These early Cox families were divided politically also. Among them 
were Royalists and Republicans, Roundheads and Cavaliers, besides 
the large numbers of non-combatants who belonged to the ptoce- 
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development of the American Colonies. But the history of the fam- 
ily would not be complete, if mention were not made of those who 
came hither, by way of the Bermudas, the Barbadoes, and other 
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CHAPTER V 
The Quaker Element in the Family 

The Religious Society of Friends, otherwise known as Quakers, 
originated in England, through the preaching of George Fox, about 
1648. 

He began his ministry a year earlier, and soon gathered about 
him a large number of adherents. His preaching and his manner 
of life proved highly attractive. Men and women of every rank and 
station became his admirers first, and then his devoted friends and 
followers. 

Fox himself was a man of humble birth and of limited education, 
but his calm dignity, his fervent spirit, and his great natural ability, 
overcame obstacles that might otherwise have proved insurmounta- 
ble, and in an incredibly short time he had won the respect of his 
enemies and had founded a society of far reaching influence. 

Some of his disciples were of those who had before been closely 
identified with the cause of Oliver Cromwell and who, after the 
stress and storm of his eventful career, were glad to enlist in the 
army of peace and to share in its bloodless victories. 

Col. David Barclay, of Scotland, was one of these. His son, 
Robert Barclay espoused the new faith with even greater fervor, 
and became one of its chief exponents as he was, without doubt, 
its most eminent theologi^an. 

William Penn imbibed its principles while a student at Oxford 
University, and afterwards lent the weight of his great influence to 
organize the movement and to establish the society on a firm footing 
in England, Holland and America. 

Together with other Quakers of wealth, including the Barclays, 
father and son, he acquired large landed interests in the provinces 
of East and West Jersey, and before he received from the Crown 
his extensive grant of land in Pennsylvania, many of his Quaker 
friends and followers had preceded him and were already estab- 
lished in the colonies of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New 
York and along the banks of the Delaware both in New Jersey and 
farther south. 

Of the twenty- four original Proprietors of East Jersey in 1682, 
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The Cox name does not immediately appear among them, although 
the wife of Robert West, as we have seen, belonged to one branch 
of the family, but during the same year in which the land grant 
was confirmed. West transferred his entire interest to "Thomas 
Cox of London, Gentleman." It is not known that this Proprietor 
ever visited New Jersey, but the sale of his interest in the Eastern 
division of the province, to Daniel Coxe, of London, eight years 
later, is a matter of record. 

We are not told that he made other investments in American 
realty, but it is altogether probable that he did. Land speculation 
was rife in those days, and aside from the interest of London cap- 
italists in the development of the resources of the country, they were 
not indifferent to the early attempts at colonization. 

They supported such movements both from personal and religious 
motives, and for this reason it is not unlikely that Thomas Cox 
increased his holdings from time to time, or parted with them, when 
favorable opportunity offered. 

In 1685, if ^c were, as we suspect, the same Thomas Cox, who 
in a record of that date is described as a "citizen and vintner, of 
London," he gave a power of attorney to one Francis Collins, of 
West Jersey, brick layer, to act as his general agent. 

This does not prove, in itself, that Thomas Cox was the London 
Quaker of that name, but it is a link in the chain of evidence that 
points in that direction. 

We come now to his will, executed in 1709, and probated two 
years later, in which he is described in the same terms as in the 
power of attorney. 

To his son Thomas, he leaves "two tenements lately built in the 
Burying Ground of the people called Quakers." It is hardly to be 
supposed that he would have had any interest in a Quaker burying 
ground if he were not himself of that faith. To the same son, he 
leaves also, 800, of his 920 acres of land, in Philadelphia County, 
Pennsylvania, in trust for his six children, and to his son, John, 
400 acres, in the County of Gloucester, Province of West Jersey. 
Before the will was executed, one John Cox had arrived in Phila- 
delphia, and shortly after, with his Quaker bride, was living upon 
his estate in New Jersey. 

In the counties of Pennsylvania, adjacent to Philadelphia, and in 
the counties of New Jersey, along the banks of the Delaware, from 
Burlington to Cape May, Cox families have been numerous, ever 
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Most of these were originally of the Quaker faith, and it is not 
unlikely that some were the direct descendants of Thomas Cox, the 
London wine merchant, and one of the twenty-four Proprietors of 
East Jersey. The name appears often in the records of other 
Quaker communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and while 
the ancestry of these families cannot in every instance be clearly 
traced, there can be little doubt that they were of one blood, as they 
were of one faith and name. 

Before Penn arrived in the colony, George Fox made his first 
visit to the Quaker settlements in America. His interesting journal 
deals with his experiences both at home and abroad. Referring to 
a meeting held in the town hall at Kendal, England, in 1652, he 
says that "several were convinced there and many appeared loving," 
and then adds: "One Cock, met in the street and would have 
given me a roll of tobacco. I accepted his love, but did not receive 
the tobacco." The Cock family of Quakers which settled origin- 
ally in Western Pennsylvania, came from Kendal and are very likely 
descended from Fox's loving friend. 

In 1 67 1 he visited Barbadoes, where he drew up a paper setting 
forth the religious belief of the Friends. In the following year, he 
was at work among the Societies that had been established in the 
ftiglish colonies to the north. His visits included them all, from 
Maryland to Rhode Island. 

He was at Middletown, N. J., for a short time. There he found 
a few Friends, (not many, we suspect, for Middletown was a Bap- 
tist community, in those days) ; but he did not tarry long because 
"pressed in the spirit" to attend the half yearly meeting at Oyster 
Bay. 

We cannot follow him in all his peregrinations, from there to the 
other settlements on Long Island and thence to his starting point, 
in New Jersey, and later, to Rhode Island, and Delaware, Maryland 
and Virginia. But it is safe to say that wherever he went, he 
encountered the Cox family, for they were in all of these places. 

William Cox, of Maryland, was one of the first to offer him hos- 
pitality, when he passed over from Delaware, to the eastern shore. 

On Long Island, they were particularly numerous, and from a 
very early date, the name in that section being usually spelled Cock 
or Cocks. These have descended for the most part, from James 
Cock of Setauket, afterwards of Matinecock, a name formerly 
applied to the region included in the township of Oyster Bay, 

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Dutdiess counties was an offshoot from the Long Island branch, 
and most of these also were originally Quakers. In all the early 
English settlements on Long Island there were many of this once 
despised sect. Some of them had been driven out of New England, 
only to encounter bitter persecutions at the hands of the Dutch 
Governor, Stuyvesant. Others came from the island of Barbadoes, 
or elsewhere. 

Connecticut, following the example of Massachusetts, enacted 
laws against them in 1656, and in the following year, they began to 
arrive in New Amsterdam. A number of families settled at Graves- 
end, where Lady Moody, who had removed from Massachusetts, 
some years before, was then living. Meetings were held at her home 
and in other ways, her interest and sympathy found expression, al- 
though she did not herself become a Quaker. 

For a hundred years, or more, they suffered all manner of indig- 
nities. Scxae were banished from the colony ; others were fined, or 
imprisoned, or subjected to corporal punishment. 

From an old record we learn that Josiah Cock, in 1751, was 
mulcted by the constable in the sum of sixteen shillings, or its 
equivalent in property, for a demand of 12/10, priest rates, which 
he apparently felt under no obligations to pay. 

Such were some of the experiences of the family under Dutch 
rule in New York. Elsewhere, they were treated with more con- 
sideration. 

In New Jersey and in Pennsylvania they continued to multiply. 
They prospered in business ; they became successful cultivators of 
the soil ; many of them amassed wealth, and acquired influence. On 
principle, they were opposed to war, and thus it happened that those 
who kept the faith, refused to be drawn into the Revolutionary 
struggle, but this did not always prevent their children from taking 
an active part in the cause of the colonies, and the rosters of the 
Continental army contain the names of many of the Cox family 
who were of Quaker birth. There is some reason also to believe 
that many more were silent sympathizers with the struggle for inde- 
pendence, and that they did not entirely withhold their support from 
the American government, although they continued in the list of 
non-combatants. 

John Cox, of Moorestown, New Jersey, whose name figures prom- 
inently in the public affairs of Burlington County, for half a cen- 
tury or more, including the Revolutionary period, was of a Quaker 
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for man and beast, throughout the war, at his hostlery in that town. 
It was his colored servant who gave timely warning to the Friends, 
who were assembled for worship, on a certain day in 1778, of the 
approach of the British, when a part of their army passed through 
Moorestown, on its way to New York. 

It was William Cox, his son most likely, who by correspondence, 
kept Mr. John Little informed of the movements of Washington's 
army in the saine neighborhood, the year before. 

Whether these men were friends or foes, Tories, or patriots, does 
not appear. They were Quakers, at least, beyond a doubt, as were 
many more of the Cox name in that part of New Jersey, at the time 
and to this day. In later years, John Cox, of Burlington, a son 
perhaps of the innkeeper, became one of their most eminent preach- 
ers, succeeding John Hoskins, as the head of the important Quaker 
meeting at Burlington. His home was at Oxford, near Greenhill, 
an estate which had formerly belonged to Samuel Jennings and 
which was for years, the seat of men long active and influential in 
the Society of Friends. 

Among the earliest settlers of Talbot County, on the eastern 
shore of Maryland, was Isaac Cox, also a Quaker, and the founder 
of a distinguished family which has since figured largely in the relig- 
ious and social life of America. One of his descendants, James Cox, 
was a prominent merchant in Philadelphia and Niew York. Of his 
three sons, Dr. Abraham Liddon Cox, became one of the best known 
surgeons of his day and attained high rank in the medical profes- 
sion. Another, the Rev. Dr. Samuel Hanson Cox, was one of the 
most learned and eloquent divines of the Presbjrterian Church, 
famous alike for his wit and his wisdom, to say nothing of his 
numerous eccentricities. He was a brilliant and effective speaker 
and an early and distinguished advocate of the temperance and anti- 
slavery movements. Though born and reared in a Quaker family, 
he had no great love for that particular form of religious belief, as 
appears from a book which he published, entitled, "Quakerism not 
Christianity." He was the father of Arthur Qeveland Coxe, an 
eminent Bishop of the Episcopal Church. 

The Quaker element in the family is large and widely dis- 
tributed. From the older settlements in Pennsylvania and to some 
extent from those of Long Island and New Jersey the trend has 
been southward and westward. 

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into the newly acquired territory of the Middle West and the 
remoter South, and thence to the Pacific slope where the name is 
almost as common as in the localities where it was first known. 

Not all of the descendants of those who wore the Quaker garb 
are thus distinguished now, nor have all adhered to the faith of 
their forebears. But of the many throughout the country, who bear 
the Cox name, whether identified with the Society of Friends or 
not, a large proportion are unquestionably of Quaker origin. 

Some, like their fathers, are tilling the soil and doing it well. 
Others are active and influential in business, in the professions, in 
public life and in educational and philanthropic work. 

These all, regardless of their present-day beliefs or religious 
affiliations, owe much to the homely virtues they have inherited 
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Early Cox Settlers in New York and New Jersey 

To the Dutch belongs the honor of having established the first 
trading post and settlement within the present limits of the State 
of New York. 

Shortly after Henry Hudson had discovered and explored the 
river that bears his name, traders from Holland began to arrive. 
No attempt at a permanent settlement was made, however, until 
1 6 13, when in addition to the two forts that had been built on the 
river, four houses were erected on Manhattan Island. 

The English followed closely on the heels of the Dutch and in 
less than twenty-five years were firmly entrenched on Long Island. 

In 1640, a company from Lynn and Ipswich, Massachusetts, 
obtained a grant of land from Lord Stirling and by agreement with 
the Indians, and settled at Southampton. 

Other places on Long Island were settled by English families from 
Massachusetts and Connecticut between 1640 and 1660, — Southold, 
in 1640, from New Haven, by a colony that had come from Eng- 
land a year or two before ; Gravesend, in 1645, by Anabaptists and 
other refugees from Massachusetts, among them. Lady Moody, la- 
ter, a warm friend of the Quakers ; Newtown, in 1652, by "a goodly 
company of Englishmen," some of whom were from Greenwich, 
Stamford, and other villages along the Conecticut shore, and some 
from Cape Cod and Massachusetts Bay. 

Hempstead, Jamaica, Crookhaven, and other towns were founded 
by colonists from New England, during the same period. 

John Cox, Sr., of Hashamomack, (West Southold), whose 
name figures in the early records of the eastern end of Long Island, 
may have been one of these. 

William Cox, of Southold, (1681-1751), was perhaps, his son. 
He was twice married and was the father of several children, Sam- 
uel Cox, (1712-1784), being the only son that lived to maturity 
whose name is known. 

John Cock, was a resident of the town of Gravesend in 1656, but 
no records have been found that afford any clue to his antecedents 
or family connections. He was very probably the John Cox whose 

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name appears, a few years later, among the settlers of Middletown, 
New Jersey, some of whom are known to have come from Graves- 
end. 

In the year 1657, James Cock appeared at Southold, but whence 
he came, is a matter of conjecture. He belonged to the Society of 
Friends and may have emigrated from one of the English colonies 
in the West Indies, perhaps from Barbadoes, where Ann Austin 
and Mary Fisher had labored before they visited New England in 
1656, as the pioneers of the Quaker faith in the colony of Massa- 
chusetts Bay- 
Two years later, his name occurs in connection with an appli- 
cation which he made, with others, to the Hartford Colony in 1659, 
asking that the settlement at Setauket be placed under its govern- 
mental jurisdiction, which request was granted. Lots in Setauket 
were given to him in the same year. 

In 1669, he bought land of the Indians in Matinecock, and settled 
at Killingworth, near what is now Lxxrust Valley. He was the founder 
of the numerous Cock, or Cocks family of Long Island, prominent 
among whom, of those now living, are the venerable George W. 
Cocks, the genealogist and historian, of Glen Cove, Hon. William 
W. Cocks, Member of Congress, and John Cox, Jr., an architect 
of New York, and Custodian of the Quaker records of that city. 

Thomas Cox, of Marshpath Kills in the town of Newtown, was 
the next of the name, in the order of time, of whose family a con- 
tinuous history has been preserved. 

Nothing is positively known of his ancestry. An old plate now in 
the possession of one of his descendants and bearing the date of 
1661, is said to have been brought by one of the family from Vir- 
ginia, which suggests the possibility that he may have come from 
that quarter. 

The first authentic record that we have concerning him is found 
in a license, dated April 17, 1665, signed by Richard Nicolls, the 
first English Governor of New York, authorizing his marriage to 
Elizabeth Blashford, also of Newtown. 

This is believed to be the oldest marriage license of record in the 
State of New York as it is our first introduction to a man who 
afterwards figured somewhat prominently in the early history of 
Monmouth County, New Jersey. 

It is not likely that he had been long a resident of Newtown for 
no mention of him occurs in the early annals of that neighborhood, 
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marriage he took up land in New Jersey under the Nicolls i>atent 
and joined the colony, composed chiefly of families from Long 
Island and Rhode Island, which settled at Middletown, betiveen 
1665 and 1667. 

The name Cox appears very often in the chronicles of New Am- 
sterdam. Somewhat disguised by the Dutch spelling under a variety 
of forms, as Kock, Koeck, Koks, etc., it runs through ancient rec- 
ords, civil and ecclesiastical, far back into the seventeenth century, 
when English traders began to mingle with the early settlers and 
Dutch maidens were given to them in marriage. 

Among the Cox families that were resident at the time, in >Jew 
Amsterdam, and later in New York, some had come from New Eng- 
land, some from the English settlements in the West Indies, and in 
New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the southern colonies, some direct 
from England, and others, as we have reason to believe, from Eng- 
land by way of Holland and Germany, whither they had been driven 
by civil or religious persecution. 

The Dutch twist that was commonly given to their names when 
they became citizens of a Dutch community does not alter the fact 
that the greater number of them, at least, were of undoubted Eng- 
lish ancestry. 

Then as now, courtship was attended with occasional difficulties, 
which the civil authorities were sometimes called upon to adjudicate. 

Pieter Kock, a bachelor of New Amsterdam, became involved in 
an action of this sort, an interesting account of which has been pre- 
served. To him Anna Van Vorst, spinster, of Ahasimus, [Har- 
simus ; now included in Jersey City] , New Jersey, had plighted her 
troth and afterwards broken the marriage engagement. Kock sued , 
for breach of promise and won, the Court refusing to release his 1 
fiancee from her engagement without the consent of the plaintiff. 1 

As to the final outcome of the matter we are not informed, but i 
it is fair to assume that the decision of the Court was respected and j 
that Kock's wounded feelings were ultimately assuaged by marriage. 

In connection with this incident it is interesting to note that in 
1664, Annetje Kocks, a wealthy Dutch widow, owned and occupied 
a fine house at what is now the comer of Broadway and Battery 
Place in the city of New York, then New Amsterdam. It may be 
she was the Anna Van Vorst whom Pieter Kock successfully 
sued for breach of promise, and who after the lapse of some years, 
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foot of Broadway. Her property was rated by the assessors as of 
the first class and her estimated wealth was set down at $5,000, an 
amount which seems insignificant now, but a comfortable fortune, as 
values were reckoned in colonial days. 

Contemporary with the widow, Anna Cox, as her name was 
spelled after the English began to keep the town records, was one 
John Cocx, or Cox, of whom we know no more than that Thomas 
Francen complained that Cox's dog bit his horse. Cox replied that 
the dog in question was not his, but belonged to the General, where- 
upon the Mayor was appointed to speak to the General, and thus the 
matter was disposed of. 

William Cox, who lived a few years later, in the neighborhood of 
Hanover Square, was an interesting and more or less important per- 
sonage. Besides owning a valuable mill property, he was a well 
known merchant in his day, and extensively engaged in the West 
India and other foreign trade. Public interests also appear to have 
claimed a share of his attention. In 1683, he was an Alderman of 
the city, and in 1689, was sent to Amboy by Leisler, the self -consti- 
tuted and then acting Governor, to proclaim the accession of Wil- 
liam and Mary. Returning from this errand, which he had accom- 
plished with due pomp and ceremony, he was drowned while disem- 
barking from his vessel. He left an estate of some £2,000, and from 
the inventory of his personal belongings it is evident that luxury 
was not unknown to New York merchants even in those early days. 
Costly plate and articles of rare value from foreign lands are enu- 
merated in detail. His home was completely furnished and in a 
manner which would seem to indicate large wealth and social prom- 
inence. 

He appears to have died childless, the only members of the fam- 
ily named in his will being his wife and his brother, Samuel. 

He married Sarah Bradley in 1685, the marriage license bear- 
ing date of April 17th of that year. She subsequently married 
John Oort, and after his death, became the wife of the notorious 
pirate, Captain Kidd. Kidd was not so ill thought of, at the time, 
as he has since been and piracy was a form of crime often winked 
at by the authorities and by many otherwise respectable merchants 
whose fortunes were largely increased in that way. 

Other Cox names appear in the records of the latter part of the 
seventeenth century, but no clue to their ancestry is given. 

Dorothea Cox married Richard Hartfort in 1686. Mary Cox 
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ried Margaret Barent. Their son, Barent Coeck was baptized by- 
one of the ministers of the Dutch Church in 1691. 

Jacobus Cock, a citizen of New York, was admitted as a free- 
man in 1698. He was perhaps the Jacobus Kok who married Cath- 
arina I>avits (Davis) in 1694. 

Early in the eighteenth century, Michael Cox, or Koch, as the 
name was also spelled, arrived with his wife from Germany. He 
settled in or near New York and became the founder of the fam- 
ily to which belonged the late Gen. Jacob D. Cox, of Ohio. Charles 
Finney Cox,* Treasurer of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern 
Railway, and Kenyon Cox, the artist, both of New York, and Jacob 
D. Cox, of Cleveland, are among the best known of his descendants, 
now living. 

Major James Cock, an officer in the Revolution, born in Scot- 
land, came later, married and settled in what is now Putnam county. 
Representatives of this family are more or less numerous in the city 
and state. 

John Cox, Senior, was of English parentage, but is supposed to 
have been born in New York City, about 1735. He married in West- 
chester County, was an ardent Tory, during the Revolution and suf- 
fered in person and fortune because of his activity in behalf of the 
British cause. Several of his children removed to Canada ; others 
remained in New York. Traces of his family are found in Ulster 
and in Dutchess counties, and two at least, of his descendants are 
living in New York, the last of his line, in this country, of the Cox 
name. 

John and Isaac Cox were brothers who came from Philadelphia 
near the close of the Revolution, or soon after. They were among 
the leading merchants of their day. 

John married a daughter of Peter De Lancey, and Isaac married 
Catharine, daughter of Gerard Beekman. These ladies belonged to 
old New York families and were prominent socially, as their des- 
cendants have been for many years. 

Before coming to New York, Isaac Cox had figured largely in 
business and in public affairs in Philadelphia. He was a member 
of the Council of Safety in 1776, and Regimental Pajrmaster of the 
Pennsylvania troops in the Continental service, ranking as Major. 

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who received letters of marque from the government. His place 
of business in New York, in 1786, was at 194 Queen St. (now 
Cedar St,), as we learn from an old city directory. 

The Cock family of Ulster County is another of the older families 
in the state. They came from England and settled in the neigh- 
borhood of Marbletown. 

The earliest Cock marriage in Ulster County, was that of the 
young man, Anthony Koeck and Jannetie Crafort, a Dutch maiden 
from Amsterdam. The banns were published September 28, 1667, 
and the ceremony was performed by "the Honorable Justice." Their 
daughter, Maria, was baptized by the Dutch Dominie, Samuel 
Drisius, of New York, in 1669. They had also a son, Henry, who 
married in Ulster County and had a daughter, Mary, baptized in 
1696, and with that record the family of Anthony Cock drops out 
of sight. 

John Cock and Magdalene Wood, both from England, were mar- 
ried at Marbletown, in 1679. 

They had seven children, six of whom grew to maturity, married 
and settled, some in Ulster County, and others in New Jersey. 

John, the eldest, appears to have removed to Somerset County, 
New Jersey, and lived near North Branch. His descendants are 
still numerous in that locality and in the adjoining counties. For 
more than a hundred years the family name has been spelled Cox. 

Thomas and William Cock, brothers of John, married sisters, 
daughters of William Ashfordby, an English gentleman who had 
settled at Marbletown. Samuel, another brother, also married in 
Ulster County where his five children were bom, the youngest about 

1736. 

No further mention of the Cock family appears in the records 
of the Dutch Church of Kingston from which the above facts have 
been gleaned. It is quite probable however, that many of the Cox 
name now living in Ulster and Orange counties are offshoots of the 
same stock. 

About the year 1700, a road was built by the Dutch settlers, 
extending from Esopus to Pahaquarry in Northern New Jersey, a 
distance of something like a hundred miles. This is said to have 
been. the first road of any considerable length built by Europeans in 
North America. By that route, in all probability, Cox families 
from Ulster made their way to the northern counties of New Jer- 
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Ulster on the north, and from Massachusetts Bay on the east, from 
Connecticut, Long Island, and from Monmouth County, on the 
south, attracted by the liberal inducements held out by the West 
Jersey Proprietors, acquired the land which they developed and 
where many of their descendants are still to be found. Of those 
who bear the Cox name in Hunterdon and Somerset counties, a 
large number trace their ancestry to John Cock, of Ulster. 

The descendants of Thomas Cox, of Monmouth, are scarcely less 
numerous in Hunterdon County. This branch of the family has 
sprung from Joseph Cox, of Upper Freehold, a millwright, by trade, 
who settled in the town of Readington about 1764, and who died 
there in 1768. 

Other Cox families which were among the early settlers of JJew 
Jersey, were of Quaker origin. 

Some of these appear to have come from Long Island or from 
New England and were of the company that founded Shrewsbury 
about 1667, but by far the greater number came direct from Eng- 
land a few years later, and settled originally along the banks of the 
Delaware and in the southern part of the state. 

The first settlers of West Jersey came from London, on the ship 
Griffith, in 1675. Among them was John Fenwick, an English 
Friend, whose colony was one of the oldest in the state. 

The Kent, in 1677, brought 230 more Quaker emigrants from Lon- 
don and Yorkshire. 

The vessel landed near New Castle, Delaware, the London emi- 
grants locating on what was known as "the lower tract," which 
extended from New Castle to Burlington, while those from York- 
shire settled on "the upper tract," which included the Bucks County 
region in Pennsylvania. Some of the Bucks County settlers after- 
wards removed to Hunterdon County, New Jersey, on the opposite 
side of the Delaware. 

Sarah Cox, who was born about 1716 and died in 1801, (the 
widow of Adam Todd) whose second husband was the original John 
Jacob Astor, of New York, appears to have sprung from one of 
these old Quaker families. 

Her mother, Ann Cox, was born in New Castle, Delaware, in 
1677 and died in New York in 1785, having lived to the extreme age 
of 108 years. Her maiden name is not known, nor the given name 
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If the date of her birth is correctly given, she must have been one 
of the first white children born in the County of New Castle. 

There were Swedes also of the Cock name who were settled on 
the banks of the Delaware as early as 1672. One of these was 
among the first to welcome William Penn when he dropped anchor 
near the site of the present city of Chester in 1682, before pro- 
ceeding to the mouth of the Schuylkill where he was soon after to 
lay the foundations of the city of Philadelphia. Many of the older 
Cox families of Pennsylvania and perhaps some few in New Jersey 
and New York are of this ancient Swedish lineage. They are not 
known to be related to those of English ancestry except as they have 
become merged with them, to some extent, through intermarriage. 

John Cox, an English Friend from Gloucestershire, emigrated to 
America with his wife and three children, in 1688. He settled 
first in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, but removed later to Rancocus, 
New Jersey. There he bought the ferry which he owned and oper- 
ated until his death which occurred prior to 1724. He was the 
progenitor of many of the well known Quaker Cox families of New 
Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

In point of wealth and social prestige the descendants of Dr. 
Daniel Coxe, of London, long held a conspicuous place among the 
old colonial families of New Jersey. They are not so numerous as 
in former years and the name, though of large historic interest has 
become practically extinct in New Jersey. Those of the family that 
remain are found, for the most part, in Pennsylvania. 

Another English family of note which came early to America was 
that of Isaac Cox, a London merchant, who is thought by some to 
have been a brother or near relative of Dr. Daniel Coxe, the West 
Jersey Proprietor and Governor. He settled at Elizabethtown 
about 1690 and is said to have been one of the original incorpora- 
tors of the West Jersey Land Society. His first wife was Hannah 
Trembley, a daughter of Sir Henry Sutton and Elizabeth Berkeley 
and a grand-daughter of Lord John Berkeley. When he married 
her, she was the widow of George Trembley, a Huguenot nobleman. 

From Elizabethtown the family removed to the Blue Hills in 
Somerset County, where they remained for several generations. 

John Cox, the founder of the Cox family of Sussex County, is 
believed to have sprung from this stock. Other branches have been 
found in Central New York, Ohio, and Western Virginia. 

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he lived in New Brunswick. When the city received its charter in 
1730, he became a member of its first board of Aldermen, and fig- 
ured more or less prominently, in local affairs until about 1748, 
when he removed to Shrewsbury where he died, four years later. 

His wife, Catharine Longfield, (or Langeveldt), of New Bruns- 
wick, was a lady of Dutch ancestry and a descendant of one of 
Holland's famous admirals. 

To this family belonged Col. John Cox, of Trenton, and Phila- 
delphia, a wealthy merchant, the friend of Washington and Quar- 
termaster General, in the Revolution. He left no sons to perpet- 
uate his name, but his six daughters married men who became 
eminent in public and professional life, — ^among them, John Ste- 
vens, of the well known Stevens family of Hoboken, and Samuel 
W. Stockton, both of New Jersey, Horace Binney, the leader 
of the Pennsylvania bar, and Dr. John Redman Coxe, of Philadel- 
phia, — ^the latter a descendant of Dr. Daniel Coxe, of London, 
already mentioned. 

Lieut. Col. Cornelius Cox, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was a 
younger brother of Col. John Cox. He served also in the Revolu- 
tion, and was the ancestor of a branch of the family found chiefly 
in Pennsylvania, but represented in New York by John Bowes Cox, 
the fourth of that name in direct line of descent from Lieut. Col. 
Cornelius Cox. 

From these early settlers have descended the greater number of 
the Cox families of New York and New Jersey that are of Colonial 
ancestry. Others there may have been, but if so, they died and 
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CHAPTER VII 
The Dispersion of the Tribes 

Various causes contributed, as we have seen, to the settlement 
of the Cox families in America. Some came from pure love of 
adventure, and others in the hope of bettering their fortunes. 
Some weary of Old World tyranny and oppression, sought freedom 
and quiet under the more favorable conditions of which life in the 
New World gave promise. Others were driven from home through 
stress of circumstances, — ^banished only to be set free. Some came 
as masters, and some few as servants. Some brought with them 
wealth, and the hope of increasing it; others brought poverty and 
a determination to conquer it. 

The religious spirit was strong in the hearts of many and grew 
stronger when it had ampler scope for development. 

But once established in America, natural causes have been chiefly 
responsible for the wide dispersion of the Cox tribes. When the 
nest becomes too small for the accommodation of a flock of young 
birds, the fledgelings must fly. And when the old home has sheltered 
a family of children until they have grown up, and is no longer 
able to contain them, the time comes at length, when, like the birds, 
they mate and move on to establish new homes of their own. 

In rural communities, especially, these migratory movements be- 
gan often, in the second generation, and by the third generation, 
families were sometimes widely scattered. 

From the older settlements in New England, the trend was west- 
ward and southward. 

The fertile valley of the Connecticut was soon occupied, and not 
long after, the sons of the Puritans were numerous on Long Island, 
on the island of Manhattan, and in parts of New Jersey, and among 
them, the Cox name is of frequent recurrence. 

The Monmouth County family is still largely represented in New 
Jersey, and to some extent in Pennsylvania and New York, but for 
more than a hundred years, it has been sending out its branches to 
the north, south and west. 

Shortly after the Revolution, a colony from the old Upper Free- 
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removed to Kentucky, and others still, were among the pioneers of 
Ohio. 

Throughout the Middle West and scattered here and there 
among the states beyond, are many Cox families that have sprung 
from this source. 

The Cocke family of Virginia has always been most numerous in 
that state, but when it has extended its lines it has usually been 
towards the south. Important branches have long been established 
in North Carolina and Tennessee, and some traces of it have been 
found as far south as Texas. 

The Cock or Cox name was widely prevalent in nearly all of the 
early Quaker settlements as it is among their descendants in all 
parts of the country, to this day. 

The family of James Cock, of Matinecock, is still strongly 
entrenched on Long Island whence it has spread to Westchester and 
Dutchess counties, and to other sections in the state of New York. 
Offshoots from the old stock are also to be found in Virginia, and 
in a number of the Western states. 

The Cox Quakers that settled originally along the Delaware have 
been somewhat more migratory in their habits, owing no doubt to 
the fact that they were much more numerous. 

Successive generations kept pressing on into the wilderness as the 
lands in the older settlements were pre-empted and occupied. From 
the neighborhood of New Castle, Delaware, some moved into New 
Jersey, and others to Chester County, Pennsylvania. A little later we 
find them "over the Susquehanna." For a number of years, the 
tide of emigration turned towards the western part of Pennsyl- 
vania, then southward, to Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. 

The greater number, if not all, of the older Cox families in these 
states, of Quaker origin, were from the Pennsylvania settlements, 
included in which were the three counties of Delaware, and the 
province of West Jersey, all of which were at one time under the 
jurisdiction of William Penn. 

His controversy with the Maryland government regarding certain 
territory in that province to which he laid claim, was no doubt accen- 
tuated by the fact that many Quaker families were already estab- 
lished in Maryland. One of the earliest of these was that of Isaac 
Cox, of Talbot County, who may have lived previously in Pennsyl- 
vania. He was the founder of the well known Cox or Coxe family 
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about the middle of the eighteenth century. No trace of any ten- 
dency towards race suicide appears in the early or later records 
of this branch of the family. It has increased and multiplied to a 
degree that is somewhat unusual in recent years. As evidence of 
the fact, it is said that at a single election in one county in Ten- 
nessee, not long ago, 180 voters were of the Cox name. 

From North Carolina and Tennessee, the migratory movements of 
the family, for many years, have been towards the West. 

When the great Northwest Territory was opened to settlement, 
they crowded into Indiana, and from Indiana they have followed 
"the course of Empire" across the plains, to the Pacific, and even 
beyond, to the Hawaian Islands. 

So far as can be ascertained, these descendants of the early Quak- 
ers of Pennsylvania constitute by far the largest single element in 
the Cox family of America as it is known to-day. 

About the time that the Quakers were* migrating to North Caro- 
lina, other Cox families of Scotch-Irish ancestry, and presumably 
of the Presbyterian faith, were moving southward, along the line 
of the Alleghanies and establishing homes among the mountains of 
Western Virginia, and in North Carolina and Tennessee. Among 
the pioneers of this immigration were the brothers David and John 
Cox, who settled in Grayson County, Virginia, prior to 1750. They 
were the progenitors of a numerous race, many of whom still linger 
in the neighborhood of the older settlements, while others have be- 
come widely scattered chiefly through the south and west. 

The founders of the Cox family of Ulster County, New York, 
came from England about 1669. At the beginning of the eighteenth 
century they had taken root in Somerset and Hunterdon, and a little 
later, in Mercer and Middlesex counties. New Jersey, where their 
descendants are chiefly to be found. Since the beginning of the 
nineteenth century, they have usually spelled their name, Cox. 

Another old New Jersey family was that of Isaac Cox, son of 
Philip and grandson of Sir Isaac Cox. He was a London merchant 
who emigrated to America about 1690, and settled at Elizabethtown. 
His son Philip, removed later, to the Blue Hills in Somerset County, 
where several generations of the family lived and died. From the 
Blue Hills they have spread to northern New Jersey, western New 
York, Virginia, and Ohio. 

The family of Dr. Daniel Coxe of London, the West Jersey Pro- 
prietor, who may or may not have been a brother of Isaac, the Lon- 
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Col. Daniel Coxe, who lived at Burlington and afterwards at Tren- 
ton. 

His descendants in this country, are not numerous and are founds 
for the most part, in Pennsylvania. 

William Cox, who emigrated to America in the early part of the 
eighteenth century, and lived at first in New Brunswick, and after- 
wards at Shrewsbury, left a family of eight children, all of whom 
married and settled either in New Jersey or Pennsylvania. There 
appear to have been no extensive migrations in this line, which is 
still chiefly confined, so far as its genealogy has been traced, to the 
region above mentioned. 

Joseph Cox, who came from England in 1788, and settled in 
Otsego County, New York, is believed to have been related, collat- 
erally, to William Cox, of Shrewsbury. This branch of the fam- 
ily, has remained in New York, and is well known in Otsego and 
Albany counties. 

Among the Loyalists of the Revolution were a number of colonial 
families of the Cox name. Many of these, at the close of the war, 
were attracted to various parts of Canada, where, as an indemnifica- 
tion for the losses they had sustained, they were granted, in some 
instances, large tracts of land. 

Conspicuous among them was Captain John Cox of Portlands 
Maine, who, leaving in New England, the children of his first mar- 
riage, removed with his second wife to Nova Scotia, where he 
reared another family as large as the first, whose numerous descend- 
ants are scattered throughout Canada and in some instances, have 
settled in various parts of the United States, — in Connecticut, New 
York, Maryland, and as far west as the Pacific. 

John Cox, Sr., of Westchester and Dutchess counties in New 
York, was another staunch friend of Great Britain, during the Rev- 
olutionary period. His family also were somewhat divided, after 
the war, some remaining in New York and others removing to 
Canada. 

There were Loyalists also in the family of Daniel Coxe of New 
Jersey, but they all appear to have remained in this country with 
the single exception of Daniel Coxe, of Trenton, who first fled to 
Lord Howe for protection, and afterwards removed with his fam- 
ily to England, where he died. 

Traces of other colonial Cox families than those above mentioned, 
have been found in Maryland, Virginia and in the eastern counties 
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die States. To place them all in their proper tribal relations is not 
stltogether practicable, nor is it possible to connect them always, with 
the successive generations that have sprung from them. 

So far as the facts are available, the migrations of these earlier 
families in America, during the past three hundred years, are thus 
briefly outlined. 

Of those that have come later it is enough to say that they con- 
stitute a considerable and important part of the family though their 
relations to those that have been long established in America are 
too remote to be clearly defined. 

From whatever source or sources they have sprung. Cox families 
arc found in practically every part of the Union. They are particu- 
larly numerous in the states along the Atlantic coast, from Maine to 
North Carolina, and the directories of the larger cities throughout 
the Middle West and on the Pacific slope, bear striking testimony 
both to their numerical strength and to the wide dispersion of the 
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VIRGINIA. 

The history of the family in Virginia begins shortly after the set- 
tlement at Jamestown, in 1607. Among the members of the Virginia 
Company whose names are mentioned in the second charter, granted 
May 23, 1609, were Richard Cox, iron monger, Robert Cock, gro- 
cer, and Admiral Sir George Somers, whose family afterwards be- 
came connected by marriage with the Cocks family of Hereford- 
shire, England, since widely known as the Somers-Cocks family. 

Sir George Percy, Governor of Virginia, 1609-1611, married into 
the family of Thomas Cock, of Gloucestershire, in 1620, and Robert 
West, son of Lord De La Warr, Captain-General of Virginia under 
the second charter, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Henry Cocke, 
of Hertfordshire, about 1675. These families were all prominently 
identified with the colonization of Virginia and more or less closely 
related to the early Cocke or Cox settlers. 

William and Richard Cox, brothers apparently, arrived in the 
colony in 1627, during the administration of Captain Francis West, 
a brother of Lord De La Warr. Richard, whose surname is com- 
monly spelled, Cocke, patented one hundred acres of land in Eliza- 
beth City which was then included in what is now Princess Anne 
County, in 1628, and William Cox patented also one hundred acres 
in the same county on September 28th, of the same year. No record 
of the family of William Cox has been discovered. Probably he 
never married. 

Other names which appear in the early records of the colony are 
those of John Cocks, who is described as one of thirteen "new Ad- 
venturers," to whom a patent was granted, October 24, 1621, and 
Hugh Cox, to whom five hundred acres of land in Charles City 
County were granted by order of the court, December 6, 1634, and 
patented December 27, 1635. Others of the Cocke name came later. 

Nicholas Cocke was in Lancaster in 1658, in which year six hun- 
dred acres were patented to him and, in 1663, a grant was made to 
his son, Maurice, of a like amount in the same county. The fact 
that he was naturalized in 1673, strong with Minor Doodes and oth- 
Dutch settlers in Middlesex, has led to the belief that he was from 
Holland, but the coat of arms on his tombstone is identical with that 
of the Cocke family of Lancaster and Cornwall in England, indicat- 
ing English ancestry. The family probably came from England to 
Virginia by way of Holland, to which country many English families 
emigrated during the period of the Civil War (1450-1471). He 
married about 1661, Jane, widow of Bart. Curtis: children — i. 
Jane, married Rice Jones ; ii. Maurice, who married Elizabeth, wid- 
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He died in 1687. The male line in this family became extinct on 
the death of his son, Maurice, about 1696. 

Another important branch of the family, represented by Captain 
Thomas Cocke, his brothers, William and Walter, and his cousin. 
Captain Christopher Cocke, settled in Virginia about 1690. From 
these are descended the greater number of the Cocke families of 
Surry and Princess Anne counties. 

Dr. William Cocke, of Suffolk, England, came over about 1705 
and settled at Williamsburg. He was a member of the Council, Sec- 
retary of the Province and a Judge of the General Court. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth, sister of Mark Catesby, the celebrated English nat- 
uralist. Catesby Cocke, his son, lived at Belmont, Fairfax County. 
The male line in this family also, soon became extinct. 
• The numerous Cox families of central and western Virginia are 
for the most part, of a different origin and are not known to have 
been related to the earlier settlers of the eastern counties. They 
have an interesting history, however, and have played an important 
part in the development of the territory extending from the moun- 
tains of West Virginia, along the line of the Blue Ridge, as far south 
as the present state of Georgia. Some years later, they crossed the 
Ohio and were among the pioneers of the states of Indiana, Ohio, 
and Illinois. 

Many of them came originally, from the Scotch-Irish and Quaker 
settlements of Pennsylvania, following successive waves of emigra- 
tion which did not rest untU the wilderness had been reclaimed, and 
the new territory of the North West, which was opened to settle- 
ment, after the close of the Revolutionary War, had been fully oc- 
cupied. 

Some of the genealogies which follow have been published either 
wholly or in part, in fragmentary form, but much of the material 
which has been gathered has only recently been brought to light. 

FAMILY OF RICHARD COCKE. 
First Generation. 

Richard^ Cocke, founder of the Henrico c6unty branch of 
the Cocke family; settled in Virginia about 1627; patented 100 
acres of land in Elizabeth City in 1628; member of the House of 
Burgesses from Weyanoke, Charles City County, in 1632; patented 
3,000 acres in Henrico County, 1636; added to his holdings, the 
same year, 700 acres near "the Bremoes dividend" ; established his 
family seat at Bremor, or Bremo, on the James River, about eigh- 
teen miles below the present city of Richmond. 

His landed estate, acquired at various times, aggregated upwards 
of 8,000 acres ; member of the House of Burgesses again, in 1644 : 
also held the office of County Commandant, or Lieutenant Colonel 
of the County; said to have been a descendant of Captain George 
Cocke, of England, frequently mentioned in Pepy's Diary: per- 
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Hertfordshire, whose daughter, Elizabeth, married Robert West, 
son of Lord De La Warr, and nephew of Captain Francis West, 
who had his seat at Westover on the James River, a few miles below 
Bremo. 

Children : i. Thomas, it. Richard, Hi. William, iv. John, v. a son, 
name not given; no record of daughters. 

Second Generation, 
children of richard^ cocke. 

i. Thomas* Cocke, (Richard^), — of Bremo, and Malvern Hills; 
Icnown as Captain Thomas Cocke, Sr., of Henrico; Sheriff, 1680- 
1688; member of County Court at various times, and otherwise 
prominent in the affairs of the colony ; his will dated, 1689 ; probably 
died soon after. 

Children : 1. Thomas, 11. Stephen, Hi. James, iv. William, v. Tem- 
perance, vi. Agnes. 

ii. Richard^ Cocke, — born at Bremo, 10 December, 1639; mem- 
ber of County Court, 1680, and at intervals to 17 14, which was prob- 
ably about the date of his death. 

Children : i. Ricliard, ii. Elizabeth, Hi. Martha. 

iii. William* Cocke, — referred to as a son of Lieut. Col. Richard 
Cocke. 

Children: i. Mary, who married Obadiah Smith, about 1702; 
others, if any, not known. 

iv. John* Cox, — so spelled; will, February 19, 1691-2; probated 
February i, 1696, Henrico County; married Mary . 

Children: t. John, ii. Bartholomew, iii, Richard, iv. William, v. 
Henry, vi. George. 

Third Generation. 



i. Thomas' Cocke, (Thomas*, Richard^), — of Henrico County, 
known as Captain Thomas Cocke ; born about 1662 ; Sheriff in 1699 
and 1707; member of the House of Burgesses, 1702; he and his 
brother, James, the most prominent of the family at the time ; mar- 
ried (i) Mary Brazier, (some times spelled, Brasure, Brashear, etc.) 
of Nansemond, (2) Frances . 

Children : t. Thomas, ii. James Powell, iii. Henry, iv. *'Brassuir'\ 
z\ Mary, vi. Elizabeth. 

At least four of these, including the two daughters, were proba- 
bly children by his first wife. 

ii. Stephen' Cocke, — ^bom about 1664; died 171 7; married (i), 
in 1688, Mrs. Sarah Marston, (2) in 1694, Martha Bannister. 

Children: i. Abraham, ii. Agnes; probably others. 

iii. James* Cocke, — ^bom about 1666; died 1721 ; Clerk of Hen- 
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ter of John and Jane Pleasants. She died, 175 1, aged about 75 
years. 

Children : t. James, ii. Pleasant, Hi. a daughter. 

iv. William* Cocke, — ^born about 1670; died 1717, married Sa- 
rah Dennis, probably a daughter of Richard Dennis, a member of the 
House of Burgesses. Captain Robert Dennis who was sent over by 
Cromwell, in 1652, to establish his authority in the colony, may have 
been the emigrant ancestor of the Dennis family. 

Children : i. William, ii. Temperance, Hi. Catharine, iv. Mary, v. 
Sarah. 

V. Temperance' Cocke, — ^born about 1668; married about 1688, 
Captain Samuel Harwood. 

vi. Agnes' Cocke, — born about 1672; married Captain Joseph 
Harwood, brother of Samuel. 

children of RICHARD* COCKE. 

i. Richard^ Cocke, (Richard*, Richard^), of Bremo; born 1672; 
died, 1720 ; in 1714, he bought 2447 acres of land on the north side 
of the James River, for ii2, 10 shillings, equivalent to about $350 in 
the money of the present day. No record of his will has been found 
but a memorandum states that it was probated, October, 1720. 
Ebenezer Adams, Nathaniel Harrison and Henry Harrison, were 
named as executors. He was twice married ; names of his wives not 
given. 

Children : first marriage — i. Bowler, ii. a child. Hi. a child; second 
marriage, — iz\ Richard, v. Benjamin, vi. Martha, Tni, a daughter, viii. 
a daughter. 

ii. Elizabeth Cocke, — ^born about 1675; married Miles Gary. 
Clerk of Warwick County, 1695. 

iii. Martha Cocke, — married Joseph, son of John Pleasants, a 
wealthy Quaker who came from Norwich, England, in 1655, and set- 
tled in Henrico County. He was the ancestor of the Pleasants fam- 
ily of Virginia. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN^ COX AND MARY , HIS WIFE. 

r. John' Cox, (John*, Richard^), married Arabella, daughter of 
William Strachey, of Sutton Court, Somersetshire, England. 

Children : i. Elisabeth, who married John, son of Col. Lawrence 
Smith, of Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, member of the 
House of Burgesses, 1685; and of the Governor's Council, about 
1706; died about 1704. 

iv. William' Cox, — died 1711; will, 10 February, 1711; pro- 
bated June, 1712; married Sarah Perrin, 1695. 

Children : i. Stephen, ii. Martha, iii. Mary, iv. Prudence, v. Judith, 
vi. Elizabeth, vii. Edith. 

The last not named in her father's will, but in that of her mother, 
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bated January 20, 1747 ; probably born after her father's will was ex- 
ecuted. 

Fourth Generation. 

ii. James Powell* Cocke, (Thomas,^ Thomas^ Richard^), — 
lived at Malvern Hills, on the James River, one of the ancient seats 
of the Cocke family ; married and had at least one son, the father of 
James Powell* Cocke, who lived on the same estate; his immediate 
family not traced. 

CHILDREN OF JAMES* COCKE AND ELIZABETH PLEASANTS, HIS WIFE. 

i. James* Cocke, (James', Thomas^, Richard^), — born about 
1692; executor of will of his mother who died 1751. 

ii. Ple.\sant* Cocke, — born in Henrico County; died, 1744; 
married Fleming. 

Children : t. William Fleming, ii. Pleasant, a Captain in the Rev- 
olutionary War. 

iii. * Cocke, a daughter ; married Poythress. 

CHILDREN OF RICHARD* COCKE AND , HIS FIRST WIFE. 

i. BowLER* Cocke, (Richard*, Richard^, Richard^), — of Turkey 
Island; bom about 1700; in 1728, succeeded William Randolph as 
Clerk of Henrico County; served until about 1751, when he was suc- 
ceeded by his son. Bowler. 

Children : ». Bowler, and probably others. 

children of RICHARD* COCKE AND HIS SECOND WIFE. 

iv. Richard* Cocke, — ^born, 1707; died, 1772; married (i) Eliza- 
beth Hartwell, an heiress of Swan's Point, Surry, and settled at Ba- 
con's Castle, in that county; (2) Elizabeth Ruffin, widow of 

Kinchin. 

Children : first marriage — 1. Hartwell, ii. Benjamin, iii, Elisabeth 
Hartwell, iv, Rebecca; second marriage, — v. Nancy, vi. Richard, zni, 
Lucy, viiu Nathaniel, ix. John, 

V. Benjamin* Cocke, — married a daughter of Arthur Allen, of 
Bacon's Castle, Surry, to which place he removed after his marriage. 

Children : t. Allen, ii, Catharine, iii, Rebecca, 

vi. Martha* Cocke, — ^married Thomas, son of Ebenezer Adams ; 
the latter, one of her father's executors. Thomas Adams was a 
member of the Continental Congress, 1778 and 1780, and the pro- 
genitor of the Adams family living in Richmond at the beginning of 
the nineteenth century. 

vii. ^ Cocke, a daughter ; married Epps. 

viii. ^ Cocke, a daughter; married Acrills, of 

Charles City ; name now extinct. 

i. Abraham* Cocke, (Stephen*, Thomas*, Richard^), — son of 
Stephen Cocke and Sarah , widow of Marston, his 

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first wife; bom between 1690 and 1700; "progenitor of the distin- 
guished Cocke family of Tennessee." 
Children : i. William, ( ?) n. Abraham. 

Fifth Generation. 

i. Bowler* Cocke, (Bowler*, Richard', Richard*, Richard^), — 
succeeded his father in the office of County Clerk of Henrico, 1751. 
and served in that capacity until 1762; member of the House of 
Burgesses, 1752; had a son, Bowler. 

children of RICHARD* COCKE AND ELIZABETH HARTWELL. 

i. Hartwell" Cocke, (Richard*, Richard', Richard', Richard^), 
^-of Surry County; member of the House of Burgesses, 1752 and 
1766 and of the Convention of 1788; married Ann, daughter of 
John Ruffin, of Rich Neck, in Surry. 

Children : $. John Hartwell, m. Hartzvell, Hi, Mary, iv. Richard, z\ 
Martha, vt. Nancy, vii, Benjamin, viii, Robert, ix. Elizabeth. 

ii. Benjamin" Cocke, — ^unmarried. 

iii. Elizabeth Hartwell*^ Cocke, — married Thornton. 

iv. Rebecca*^ Cocke, — married Col. Richard Taliafero. 

CHILDREN OF RICHARD* COCKE AND ELIZABETH RUFFIN. 

V. Nancy* Cocke, — ^married Col. William Browne, of Surry, 
vi. Richard* Cocke, — ^married (i), Ann Qaibourne, (2) Mrs. 
White. 



ix. John" Cocke, married Claibourne, (Lucy Herbert, of 

Sussex, born 1769). 

(Captain John Cocke served in the Surry militia.) 

Allen" Cocke, (Benjamin*, Richard', Richard', Richard^). 

son of Benjamin* Cocke and Allen, of Bacon's Castle, Surry : 

known as Col. Allen Cocke; member of the House of Burgesses. 
1752; also, at the time of the famous session of 1766; married 
Nancy Kennon, of Charles City. 

Children : t. Benjamin Allen, ii. Richard, iii. Allen, died unmarried, 
iv. Nancy, married (i) Gen. James A. Bradley, (2) Patrick H. 
Adams, (3) Richard H. Cocke, of Bacon's Castle, Surry; no issue 
of the first or second marriage, v, Catharine. 

Sixth Gener.\tion. 

James Powell* Cocke, ( ^, James Powell,* Thomas'. 

Thomas*, Richard*), — lived on the old estate at Malvern Hills, back 
of Turkey Island, on the James River, until the latter part of the 
eighteenth century, when on account of ill health, he removed to 
Albemarle County and the property passed into the Nelson family. 
The old manor house, built in the early part of the seventeenth cen- 
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Smith, son of Obadiah and Mary (Cocke) Smith and grandson of 
William* Cocke. 

Gen. William* Cocke, (Abraham*, Abraham*, Stephen', Thom- 
as*, Richard^), born in Virginia, 1747; died at Columbus, Mississip- 
pi, 22 August, 1828; member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, 
1778; served afterwards in the Legislatures of North Carolina, Ten- 
nessee and Mississippi ; lived during a considerable part of his life, 
in Tennessee; became Judge of the Circuit Court, and the first 
United States Senator from that state ; elected 1797, and served un- 
til 1809 ' member of the State Legislature, 1813 ; removed to Missis- 
sippi, 1814; appointed Indian agent for the Chickasaw nation, about 
the same time ; founder of the University of Tennessee ; Trustee of 
Greenville College and an incorporator of Washington College; ac- 
tively engaged at various times in the military service; father of 
Gen. John Cocke, born 1772. 

Bowler® Cocke, (Bowler*, Bowler *, Richard', Richard*, Rich- 
ard*), — ^married a daughter of Col. Edward Hill; lived at Shirley, a 
famous estate on the James River. See Chapter II. 

John Hart well* Cocke, (Hartwell", Richard*, Richard', Rich- 
ard*, Richard*), — ^bom, November 26, 1749; died, 1791 ; eldest child 
of Hartwell*^ and Ann (Ruffin) Cocke, of Surry County; married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Kennon, of Mount Pleasant, in Ches- 
terfield, who was bom, July 13, 1755 ; her mother, a daughter of Sir 
William Skipworth. 

Children: i. Sallie, born May 10, 1775 ; ii. Ann Hartwell, born 
November 11, 1776; fit. Elisabeth, born July 6, 1778; iv. John Hart- 
well, bom September 19, 1780 ; v. Mary Kennon, bom July 25, 1783 ; 
zn. Robert Kennon, born December 26, 1785, died 1790; vii. Martha 
Ruffin, bom January 26, 1788 ; znii. Rebecca Kennon, born July 10, 
1791. 

Seventh Generation. 

Gen. John^ Cocke, (William*, Abraham", Abraham*, Stephen', 
Thomas*, Richard^), — son of General William* Cocke; born at 
Bmnswick, Nottaway County, Virginia, 1772; died, February 16, 
1854: removed to Tennessee in early life; member of the first Leg- 
islature of that state, 1796; Speaker of the House for many years, 
also a member of the State Senate ; Major General of Volunteers in 
the Creek War, 1813; served as Colonel at the battle of New Or- 
leans, 1814; member of Congress, 1819-1827. 

iv. Gen. John Hartweli/ Cocke, (John Hartwell®, Hartwell**, 
Richard*, Richard*, Richard*, Richard^), — of Fluvanna County; 
bom, September 19, 1780; married, December 25, 1802, Ann Blows, 
daughter of Dr. Philip and Ann Barraud, of Norfolk, who died at 
Bremo Bluff, Fluvanna County, December 29, 1816, in the 31st year 
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Children : i, John Hartwell, ii. Louisiana Barraud, Hi. Philip St. 
George, iv. Ann Blows, v. Charles Cary, vi, Sally Faulcon. 

Eighth Generation. 

Col. William M.® Cocke, (John^, William*, Abraham*, Abra- 
ham*, Stephen", Thomas*, Richard^), — son of Gen. John Cocke, of 
Tennessee; member of Congress, 1845-1849; died at Nashville, Feb- 
ruary, 1896. 

CHILDREN OF GEN. JOHN^ HARTWELL COCKE AND ANN BLOWS BAR- 
RAUD, HIS WIFE. 

i. John Hartwell® Cocke, (John HartwelF, John Hartwell*, 
HartwelP, Richard*, Richard*, Richard^, Richard^), — ^born, Janu- 
ary 25, 1804; died June 29, 1806. 

ii. Louisiana Barraud* Cocke, — ^born, June 29, 1806; died, De- 
cember 8, 1829; married Dr. John H. Faulcon, of Surry; no chil- 
dren. 

iti. Philip St. George* Cocke, of Belmead, Powhatan County; 
born, 1809 J di^dj December 26, 1861 ; married Sally Elizabeth Cour- 
tenay Bowdoin. 

Children: t. John Bowdoin, ii, Louise Barraud, Hi. Sally Brown, 
iv, Lucy Cary, v, Philip St. George, vi. William Ruffin, vii. Cour- 
tenay Bowdoin, viii. Charles Hartwell, ix. Mary Augusta, x. Helen 
Hansford, xi. Ann Blows, born March 19, 1857; died March 24. 

1857. 

iv. Ann Blows* Cocke, — died, February, 1862; married Nicho- 
las Francis Cabell. 

V. Charles Cary* Cocke, M. D., — of Bremo Bluff, Fluvanna 
County ; born, January i, 1814; died, 1888; married Lucy W. Oliver, 
May 30, 1839. 

Children : i. Mary Braxton, ii. John Hartzvell, married Ruth How- 
ell, Charlestown, West Virginia, Hi Leila Barraud. 

vi. Sally Faulcon* Cocke, — born, September 8, 1816; married 
Dr. Arthur Lee Brent. 

THE COX FAMILY OF GRAYSON COUNTY. 

David Cox and his brother, John Cox, are said to have come to 
this country from Scotland in 1740, another tradition says, from 
Wales; and still another, that they were of Scotch-Irish descent, 
which would mean that their ancestry was Scotch and that they 
were of that race of Protestants which has long been numerous in 
the north of Ireland, notably in the county of Ulster, and the regfion 
adjacent to it. 

They settled on New River, in Grayson County, four miles west 
of Little River. John Cox was Captain of the Home Guard, during 
the Revolutionary war. After the close of the war he removed to 
Ashe County, North Carolina where he lived, on the South fork of 
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His brother, David, remained with his family, in Virginia, where 
many of his descendants now Uve. 

FAMILY OF DAVID COX. 
First Generation. 

David^ Cox,— emigrated from Scotland in 1740; settled on New 
River, in Grayson County, where he died and was buried; married 
Me Gowan. 

Children : i. Joshua, it. John, Hi. Datnd, iv. Samuel, v. Richard, 
zn. Rankin, vii. Andrew, znii. Alexander, ix. Margaret, x. Mary, xi, 
Katharine, xii. Annie. 

Second Generation. 
children of david^ cox and mc gowan, his wife. 

i. JosHiTA^ Cox, (David^), — born, January 20, 1766; married, 
about 1788, Ruth, bom December 26, 1770, daughter of Enoch Os- 
borne who lived on New River, near the mouth of Saddle Creek, 
where John Osborne now lives ; lived on Bridle Creek. 

Children: 1. David, ii.John, Hi, Hardin, iv, Peggy, {Margaret), v, 
Hannah, vi. Jane, vii, Samuel B,, viii, Isom. 

ii. John* Cox, — ^bom, April 4, 1771 ; married Lucy Terrell, born, 
September 21, 1780; lived on Potato Creek. 

Children : i, Ann, born, May 6, 1799, ii. David, bom September 12, 
1801, Hi, Terrell, bom January 21, 1803, iv. Margaret, born Novem- 
ber 18, 1804, V, Obadiah, born March 20, 1806, in. Joshua, bom Feb- 
ruary 17, 1808, vii. Elizabeth, bom June 20, 181 1, viii. John, born 
April 15, 1813, ix. Samuel, born December i, 1816, x. Catharine, 
bom January 7, 1820, xi. Alexander, born January 3, 1823. 

lii. David* Cox, Jr., — married Reeves; lived on Little 

River, Alleghany County, North Carolina. 

iv. Samuel* Cox, — lived for a few years in North Carolina; 
while there, was elected High Sheriff of Ashe County, which com- 
prised the three present counties of Ashe, Alleghany and Watauga ; 
later, retumed to Virginia and became Sheriff of Grayson County ; 
married Rebecca, daughter of Enoch Osborne. 

Children : t. Hayivood, ii. Calaway, Hi, Alexander, iv. Adaline, v. 
Nancy, vi, Samuel B, 

v. Richard* Cox, — lived in Mexico several years; though small 
of stature, was considered a bully: fought a number of times but 
was never whipped; fought a duel with a Mexican. much above his 
size, the weapons chosen, being bowie knives ; both combatants seri- 
ously, but not fatally wounded ; retumed to Virginia and died, later, 
at the home of his brother, Samuel ; unmarried. 

vi. Rankin* Cox, — married Burton ; lived in Indiana, 

vii. Andrew* Cox, — ^lived in Indiana. 

viii. Alexander* Cox, — married Lyddie, daughter of Enoch Os- 
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ix. Margaret* Cox, — married John Douglas; lived on Little Riv- 
er, Alleghany County, North Carolina. 

X. Mary* Cox, — married Phipps. 

xi. Katharine* Cox, — married John Blevins ; lived in the eastern 
part of Grayson County. 

xii. Annie* Cox, — ^unmarried. 

Third Generation. 

children of JOSHUA* COX AND RUTH OSBORNE, HIS WIFE. 

i. David* Cox, (Joshua*, David^), — born, 1790; died, 1878; mar- 
ried Jane Doughton. 

Children : i. Troy, it. Cynthia, Hi. Joshua, iv. Polly, v. Enoch, vi. 
Ruth, vii. Peggy, znii. Irena, ix. Joseph, x. Isom. 

ii. John® Cox, — born, 1792; married Nellie Ward. 

Children : i. Joshua, ii .Jesse, Hi. Polly Ann, iv. Nathan, v. Ruth 
Jane, vi. Benjamin, vii. Andrew, viii. Enoch, ix. Arius B. 

iii. Hardin' Cox, — born, 1796; died, 1868; married Nancy 
Reeves. 

Children: i. Enoch, ii. David, iii. Elbert, iv. Jane, v. Mack, zn. 
Polly. 

iv. Peggie* Cox, — ^born, 1798; married (i), George Reeves, (2), 
Charles Doughton, of Alleghany County, North Carolina, at one 
time county surveyor. 

Children : first marriage — i. Hardin, ii. Joshua, Hi. Enoch, iv. Jane, 
V. Cynthia; second marriage — zn. Fleming, vii. Joseph B., viii. Jesse. 

V. Hannah* Cox, — ^born, 1800; died, 1876; married Solomon 
Osborne, a farmer, of Grayson County. 

Children : i. Nancy, ii. Polly, iii. Enoch, iv. Isom, v. Joshua. 

vi. Jane' Cox, — ^born, 1803; married Benjamin Ward, farmer, 
Grayson County. 

Children : i. Hannah, ii. Ruth, Hi. Joshua, iv. Delfina, v. Peggie, vi. 
Nellie, ini. Phoebe Jane. 

vii. Samuel B.' Cox, — ^born, 1810; died, 1882; lived on Bridle 
Creek, Grayson County; married, 1832, Elizabeth Bourne Thomas, 
born Grayson County, July 23, 1812, died, October 26, 1883; her 
father, born, 1762, was a soldier in the Revolution and fought un- 
der Generals Gates and Green, against Cornwallis, at Guilford 
Court House, North Carolina. 

Children : i. Peggy Ann, ii. Hardin, iii. Emeline, iz\ Melville Bev- 
eridge, v. Thomas Marion, vi. Caroline, vii. Gincy Louisa, znii. James 
Everett, ix. Ruth America, x. Benjamin Rush Floyd, xi. McMullin. 

viii. Isom* Cox, — ^born, Grayson County, July 23, 1812: died, Oc- 
tober 26, 1883 ; a man of wealth and prominence ; married, March 
5, 1835, Gincy Phipps; their sons all died in the Civil War; their 
daughters married prominent residents of Virginia and North Caro- 
lina. 

Children : i. Haywood, ii. Joseph, iii. Emeline, iv. Drusilla, v. Nan- 
cy, vi. Elisabeth, 7*ii. Ruth, viii. On^lle, ix. Letcher, x. Margaret Ro- 
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vi. Joshua* Cox, (John*, David^), — born, February 17, 1808; 
married Susanna Bawldin. 

Children : i. Jane, it. John D., Hi, Samuel A., iv. Lucy, v. Drucy, vi. 
Enoch W., vii. Andrew R., viii. Catharine, ix. Alexander J., x. Josh- 
ua M., xi. Lydia, xii. Isom. 

Fourth Generation. 

CHILDREN OF DAVID AND JANE (dOUGHTON) COX. 

i. Troy* Cox, (David*, Joshua*, David^), — ^born, 1811 ; married 
1832, Peggie Osborne. 

Children : i. Osborne, ii, Zachariah, Hi. Jane, 

ii. Cynthia* Cox, — ^bom, 1813; married Wyatt McBride. 

Children : i. Ruth, ii, Samuel, Hi. Joshua, iv, David, 

iii. Joshua* Cox, — ^bom, 1820; married Polly Osborne. 

Children: i, Nancy Jane, ii. Gincy, iii. Boyden, iv, Newton, v. 
Elzy, vi. Mollie. 

iv. Polly* Cox, — ^bom, 1822; married, 1840, Warner Hale; re- 
moved to Nebraska. 

Children : i. Fielder, prominent in public affairs in Nebraska, ii. 
David, iii. Arius, iv. Rosa, v. John, vi. Troy, vii, Charles, viii. Bettie, 
ix. Flora, x. Thomas E,, xi. Jackson. Thomas E., and Jackson Hale, 
both leading citizens of South Dakota. 

v. Enoch* Cox, — ^bom, 1828 ; married Nancy Osborne. 

Children: i. Jane, ii. Granville, iii. Lafayette, iv. Drucy, v. Nan- 
nie, ii". Everett, vii. Columbus. 

vi. Ruth* Cox, — ^born, 1835 ; married Pinkney Daniels. 

Children : 1. Cynthia, ii. Warner, iii. Joseph, iv. Letcher. 

vii. Peggie* Cox, — bom, 1837; married Aaron Phipps. 

Children : 1. Everett. 

\nii. Irena* Cox, — born, 1838 ; married Enoch Osborne. 

Children : i. Troy, ii. Gincy Ann, iii. Isom, i?'. Joseph, v. Robert, 
vi. Polly Jane, zni. Haley. 

ix. Joseph* Cox, — died, 1861, in the Civil War; married Phoebe 
Jane Ward. 

Children : i. Mack. 

X. Isom* Cox, — bom, 1839; married ; living at the old 

homestead, Lasca, Virginia. 

children of JOIIN^ and NELLIE (wARD) COX. 

i. Joshua* Cox, (John', Joshua^ David^), — bom, 1832; died, 
-; married Haley Osbome. 



Children : i. Zachariah, ii. Hayzvood, iii. Floyd, iv. Enoch. 

ii. Jesse* Cox, — ^born, 1834; married Rosa Hosh. 

Children : i. Jeston, ii. Gincy, iii. Isom, iv. Folly, v. a child. 

iii. Polly Ann* Cox, — born, 1835; married William McMillan. 

Children: names not given. 

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Children : t. James, ii. Morgan, m. Clementine, iv, Sallie Fine, v. 
Rosa Belle. 

V. Ruth Jane* Cox, — ^born, 1837 ; married John D. Cox. 

Children : t. Major, ii, Edward, Hi. Sallie Fine. 

vi. Benjamin* Cox, — born, 1838; died, 1908; married Nellie 
Ward ; no children. 

vii. Andrew* Cox, — ^born 1840; died, 1864, (killed in battle); 
married Phoebe Jane Hosh. 

Children : i. Beveridge, ii. a daughter, name not given. 

viii. Enoch* Cox, — ^born 1842; married Nancy Ward. 

Children : t. Stephen, ii. John, Hi. Nellie, iv. Jane, v. Ruth, vi. a 
child, vii. a chlid. 

ix. Arius B.* Cox, — bom, 1844; lives at the old homestead at 
Bridle Creek ; married Martha Pugh. 

Children : t. Hoyt, ii. Andrew, Hi. Robert, iv. Elisabeth, v. Alec, zn. 
Ida. 

CHILDREN OF HARDIN* AND NANCY (rEEVES) COX. 

Enoch* Cox, (Hardin*, JoshuaS David^), — born, 1828; died 
■ ; married Susan Thomas. 



Children : t. Amelia, ii. Isabel, Hi. Mollie, iv. Preston. 
ii. David* Cox, — ^bom, 183 1 ; died in the Civil War; married 
Osborne. 



Children : i. Polly Jane, ii. Gincy, Hi. Alice, iv. Floyd, v. Elbert. 

iii. Elbert* Cox, — bom, 1835; married (i), Hale, (2), 

Jane Hampton. 

Children: (first marriage), i. Susan; (second marriage), ii. Har- 
din, iii. Vick, iv. Joseph, v. Robert, vi. Zenobia, vii. Elbert. 

iv. Jane* Cox, — ^born, 1837; married Johnson Southerland. 

Children : i. Nannie, ii. Mattic. 

V. Mack* Cox, — ^born, 1838 ; married Cynthia Reeves. 

Children : 1. Zollie, and others, names not given. 

vi. Polly* Cox, — ^bom, 1840; married (i), Jesse Reeves, — ^no 
children; married (2), Jefferson Elliott. 

Children: i. Amelia, ii. Mollie, Hi. Bud, iz\ Nannie. 

CHILDREN OF PEGGIE' COX AND GEORGE REEVES, HER FIRST HUSBAND. 

i. Hardin* Reeves, (Peggie* [Cox], Joshua*, David^), — ^born, 
1826: died ; married Frances Taliafero. 

Children : i. Melvin, ii. Joshua, iH. Clez*eland. 

ii. Joshua* Reeves, — ^born, 1828; died ; married Ann 

Thomas. 

Children: i. Sarah, ii. Thomas, iii. Stephen. 

iii. Enoch* Reeves, — born, 1830; died, 1896; married about 1850, 
Peggie Ann Cox. 

Children: i. Samuel, v. Alice, Hi. Angeline. 

iv. Jane* Reeves, — born, 1832: married Doughton. 

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V. Cynthia* Reeves, — ^bom, 1834; married Cloyd Cox. 
Children : 1. Everett, it, another, name not given. 

CHILDREN OF PEGGIE* COX AND CHARLES DOUGHTON, HER SECOND 

HUSBAND. 

vi. Fleming* Doughton, — born, 1838; married Cordelia . 

Children : i. Binum, ii. Burgwynn, and others. 

vii. Joseph B. * Doughton,— iorn, 1840; married Mattie Gentry. 

Children : t. Charles, ii, James, and two daughters. 

Tiii. Jesse* Doughton, — ^bom, 1841 ; married Martha Warren. 

Children : unknown. 

CHILDREN OF HANNAH* COX AND SOLOMON OSBORNE, HER HUSBAND. 

i. Nancy* Osborne, (Hannah* [Cox], Joshua*, David^), — ^born, 

1830; died, ; married Enoch*, son of David' Cox, Jr., and Jane 

Doughton, his wife. 

Children: (See, under Enoch* Cox). 

ii. Polly* Osborne, — ^born, 1834; died ; married Joshua, 

son, of Daniel, Jr.*, and Jane (Doughton) Cox. 

Children: (See, under Joshua* Cox). 

iii. Enoch* Osborne,— bom, 1835; died, 191 1; married Emeline 
Hosh. 

Children : i. Hardin, ii. a daughter. 

iv. IsoM* Osborne, — bom, 1836; died, ; married Sylvia 

Osborne. 

Children : i. Gincy, ii. Emeline, iii. Zachariah. 

V. Joshua* Osborne, — ^born, 1838 ; died, 1905 ; married Gincy 
Ann*^, daughter of Enoch and Irena* (Cox) Osborne. 

Children : i. John. 

children of jane* cox AND BENJAMIN WARD, HER HUSBAND. 

i. Hanxah* Ward, (Jane* [Cox], Joshua*, David*), — born, 
1830; died, ; married Herald Pugh. 

Children : t. John, ii. Sarah, iii. Mack, iv. Benjamin. 

ii. Ruth* Ward, — born, 1832; died ; married Harvey 

Hosh. 

Qiildren : t. Phoebe Jane, ii. Sarah Ann, iii. Martin, iv. Nannie. 

iii. Joshua* Ward, — ^born, 1833; died, ; married Nellie 

Hosh, who afterwards married Benjamin*, son of John* and Nel- 
lie (Ward) Cox. 

Children : i. Benjamin. 

iv. Delfina* Ward, — ^born, 1834; died, 1900; married Richard 
Rose. 

Children : i. Joshua, ii. Benjamin. 

v. Peggie* Ward, — ^born, 1836; died ; married Joshua 

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vi. Nellie* Ward, — ^born, 1838; died, ; married 

Dixon. 

Children : t. Jane, 

vii. Phoebe Jane* Ward, — ^born, 1840; died, ; married Jo- 
seph*, son of David" and Jane (Doughton) Cox. (See, under Jo- 
seph* Cox). 

CHILDREN OF SAMUEL B." COX AND ELIZABETH BOURNE THOMAS, HIS 

WIFE. 

i. Peggy Ann* Cox, (Samuel B.*, Joshua^, David^), — born April 
20, 1834; died, 1884; married Enoch, son of Peggy' (Cox) and 
George Reeves. (See, under Enoch Reeves), 

ii. Hardin* Cox, — born, 1836; died, 1836. 

iii. Emeline* Cox, born, February 16, 1838; married, about 1853. 
Hardin Cox. 

Children : i. Martitia, ii, Annie E,, iii, Charles. 

iv. Captain Melville Beveridge* Cox, — ^bom, November 18,. 
1840 ; died, July 4, 1906 ; Captain, 45th Virginia Regiment, C. S. A., 
1862-1865; member of the Virginia Legislature; married Mattie E- 
Fulton. 

Children : i. Joseph Winston, ii. Creed Fulton, iii, Ruth Virginia, 
iv, Vance Monroe, v, Kate Elizabeth, vi, Blanche, vii, Kyle Thomas, 
via. Mack, ix. Daniel Edgar, x. Rose Emma, xi. Samuel, 

V. Thomas Marion* Cox, — born, December 29, 1842; died, 1901 ; 
First Lieutenant, Company C, 45th Virginia Regiment, C. S. A., 
1861-2; married, 1867, Mary Ransom. 

Children : i, Annie Elizabeth, ii, Otho Guy, iii. Eliza, iv. Dixie, z\ 
Walter, vi. Samuel Ransom, vii. Sophia, viii. Virginia. 

vi. Caroline* Cox, — bom, October 22, 1845 ; married, 1877, John 
Bridges. 

Children: i. Virginia Caroline, 

vii. GiNCY LousA* Cox, — ^bom, July 25, 1847; ^'^dj 1896; mar- 
ried, 1867, George Bart ley. 

Children : 1. Elizabeth, ii. Lessie May. 

viii. James Everett* Cox, M. D., — born, May 15, 1849; living 
at Jonesville, Virginia: married, 1874, Margaret Paulina Scott, 

Children : i. Elizabeth Bourne, ii. Mary Lou, iii. Carrie Maude, iv. 
Robert Coleman, v. Bernice Louise (adopted). 

ix. Ruth America* Cox, — born, May 19, 1850; died, 1880; mar- 
ried, 1875, John Calloway. 

Children : 1. Elizabeth, ii. Cabell, iii. Ruth, 

X. Benjamin Rush Floyd* Cox, — ^bom, July 15, 1852; died in 
infancy. 

xi. McMuLLiN* Cox, — ^born, October 4, 1856; died, 1884. 

CHILDREN OF ISOM* COX AND GINCY PHIPPS, HIS WIFE. 

i. Haywood* Cox, (Isom', Joshua^, David^), — ^born, 1838: died, 
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ii. Joseph* Cox, born, 1839; died, 1862; killed in battle, Fayette 
Court House; married Emma Phipps. 

Children: i, Isabel. 

iii. Emeline* Cox, — born, 1841 ; married William Bryant. 

Children : i. Gincy, ii. Louis, iii. Miniie, iv. Bettie, v. Belle, vi. Alec, 
vii. Drucie, viii. Carrie, ix. Cone, x. John. 

iv. Drusilla* Cox, born, 1847; di^d, 1861. 

V. Nancy* Cox, — ^bom, 1849; married Columbus Phipps. 

Children: 1. Lessie, ii. Alexander, iii. Edgar, iv. Jennie Lou, v. 
Agnes, vi. Rose. 

vi. Elizabeth* Cox, — bom, 1851 ; married Preston B. Reeves. 

Children : i. John, ii. Bina, iii. Emma, iv. Ruth, v .Clyde, — ^perhaps 
others. 

vii. Ruth* Cox, — bom, 1855 ; married Thomas Worth, a promi- 
nent citizen of Ashe County, North Carolina. 

Children: i. Walter, ii. Clyde, iii. Jennie, iv. Joseph. 

viii. Orville* Cox, — born]^ 1859; died, 1861. 

ix. Letcher* Cox, — ^bom, i860; died, 1861. 

X. Margaret Robena* Cox, — born, 1861 ; married Alexander 
Aaron Bryant. 

Children : i. Donna, ii. Madge, iii. Dean, izK Paul, v. a child, name 
not given. 

ix. Alexander J.* Cox, (Joshua", John^, David*), — ^born, July 27, 
1846: married, 1866, Jane Hosh. 

Children : 1 Joseph C, ii. Anne, iii. F L , iv. B 

F , V. Robert, vi. Alexander, vii. Jennie. 

Fifth Generation. 

ii. Hardin* Cox, (Elbert*, Hardin", Joshua*, David*), — lawyer. 
Independence, Virginia. 

children of captain MELVILLE BEVERIDGE* COX AND MATTIE E. 

FULTON, HIS WIFE. 

i. Joseph Winston* Cox, (Melville B.*, Samuel B.*, Joshua^, 
David*), — lawyer, Washington, D, C. ; of the firm of Leckie, Ful- 
ton and Cox. 

ii. Creed Fulton* Cox, — Lieutenant, U. S. A. ; Professor of Mil- 
itary Science, Shattuck School, Faribault, Minnesota. 

iv. Vance Monroe* Cox, M, D., — ^practicing physician, Chilhow- 
ie, Virginia. 

CHIIDREN of ALEXANDER J.* COX AND JANE HOSH, HIS WIFE. 

i. Rev. Joseph C* Cox, — (Alexander J.*, Joshua', John*, 
David^'k, — born, July 11, 1870; graduated from William Jewell Col- 
lie, Missouri, 1903; was associated with his brother, Rev. F. L. 
Cox, for several years in denominational school work at Mt. Leba- 
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Nebraska ; at present, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Homer, Louisi- 
ana. 

Children : i. Charles, ii, Spurgeon, Hi, Byron, iv, Joseph. 

iii. Rev. F L * Cox, — ^born, October 24, 1875 ; edu- 
cated at William Jewell College and Ottowa University ; for several 
years. Principal of Mt. Lebanon Academy, Louisiana; in his sev- 
enth year as Pastor of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church ; married, June 
10, 1900, Stella Baxter. 

Children: u Hugh Alexander, deceased, it. Frances Virginia, iii. 
Alpha Baxter. 

FAMILY OF THOMAS COX, OF BERKELEY COUNTY. 
First Generation. 

Thomas' Cox, — ancestry unknown ; said to have been a native of 
Bucks County, Pennsylvania; born May 2, 1766; lived in Berkeley 
County, Virginia, (now West Virginia) ; married, October 25, 1786, 
Margaret, daughter of Edward and granddaughter of Gideon D. 
Mercer. She was born in Berkeley County, May 9, 1759. 

Thomas Cox was one of the executors of the will of his father- 
in-law, Edward Mercer. In his mature years he removed, with his 
wife, to Miami County, Ohio. They died, and were buried in a 
graveyard on the Andy Johnson farm, about two miles northwest 
of Adison, Ohio. Their children preceded them to Ohio and settled 
near Cincinnati, where many of their descendants still live. 

Children : i. Jane, u. Mary, iii. George, i%\ Edward M., v. Sarah 
R., vi. Horatio F. 

IsAAC^ Cox, — supposed to have been a brother of Thomas, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Prothress, of Berkeley County, Virginia, Septem- 
ber 18, 1790. 

William^ Cox, of Berkeley County, Virginia, brother of Thom- 
as, married Elizabeth Williams, January 29, 1800, Rev. Richard 
Swift, officiating. 

Second Generation. 

children of thomas^ cox and margaret mercer, his wife. 

i. Jane^ Cox, (Thomas^), — ^born. May 4, 1787; married David 
Fields. 

ii. Mary^ Cox, — ^born, July i, 1791 ; married George Dobins. 

iii. George* Cox, born, June 4, 1793: married Elizabeth Shot- 
well. 

iv. Edward M.^ Cox, — born, August 6, 1795; married Rebecca 
Ball. 

V. Sarah R.* Cox, — ^born, June 23, 1800; married Porter Black. 

vi. Horatio F.* Cox, — ^bom, February 9, 1803; married Rebecca 
Johnson ; lived and died on a farm near Mount Washington. Ohio, 
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Children : t. Pannel T,, «. Simon M., Hi. Sarah T., iv. Louisa I., 
V. Walter S, 

Third Generation. 
chiu>r£n of horatio f.^ cox and rebecca johnson, his wife. 

i. Pannel T.' Cox, (Horatio F.', Thomas^), — ^born, January 9, 
1830; died September 30, 1880; settled at Moscow, Qermont Coun- 
ty, Ohio, where he started the Fruit Ridge Nursery, one of the fin- 
est fruit farms in Ohio, though he never lived to enjoy it; married 
Harriet A., daughter of Stephen and granddaughter of Benjamin 
Sutton. 

Children: i. Fannie E., ii. Marshall Wilder, Hi, Horace J., iv. 
Alice D., V. Jessie /., vi. Charles M. 

ii. Simon M.* Cox, — born, August 28, 1832; died, January 25, 

1904. 

iii. Sarah T.* Cox, — bom, April 19, 1835; died, February 15, 
1852. 

iv. Louisa I.* Cox, — born, February 13, 1839; died, October 31, 
1890. 

V. Walter S." Cox, — born, December 13, 1840; died, August 30, 

1894. 

Fourth Generation. 

children of pannel T.* cox and HARRIET A. SUTTON, HIS WIFE. 

i. Fannie E.* Cox, (Pannel T.', Horatio F.^, Thomas^), — ^born 
August 4, 1856; married Leander Wood. 

Children : i. Marshall E., ii. Clarence M. 

ii. Marshal Wilder* Cox, — ^born, October 2, 1858; unmarried. 

iii. Horace J.* Cox, — born. May 8, 1861 ; migrated west while in 
his teens and was one of the old time cow boys, undergoing the 
hardships and dangers of pioneer life in what was formerly known 
as the great American desert, now one of the most fertile regions in 
the United States; became an extensive dealer in live stock and 
real estate ; still a ranch owner, and engaged in the cattle business ; 
residence, McCook, Nebraska; married Margaret R. McDonald, 
formerly of Canada, in 1886. 

Children : i. Elizabeth H., ii. Hazel M., iii. Irma E. 

iv. Alice D.* Cox, — bom, December 31, 1863; married Arthur 
E. Buchanan, of Sterling, Colorado, president of the North Sterling 
Irrigation District. 

V. Jessie J.* Cox, — born, June 13, 1869; married John H. 
Abrams, of Moscow, Ohio, who has been identified with the White 
Collar Steam Boat line from Portsmouth, Ohio, to Cincinnati, and 
is extensively engaged in the tobacco trade, 

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Fifth Generation, 
children of horace j.* cox and margaret r. mc donaix). 

i. Elizabeth H.* Cox, (Horace J.*, Pannel T.*, Horatio F.*, 
Thomas^), — bom, May 9, 1887; married James G. Corwin. 
Children : i. Ralph J. 

ii. Hazel M.*' Cox, — ^born, September 12, 1891. 
iii. Irma E.*' Cox, — ^bom, May 6, 1894. 

FRAGMENTARY RECORDS. 

thomas coxe, of jamestown, and his descendants. 

First Generation. 

Thomas^ Coxe, — said to have been of Welsh ancestry. His fore- 
bears having resisted the authority of the English King, their lands 
were confiscated Settled at Jamestown, about 1614; owned a fine 
estate on the James River; reared ten sons. 

Children: i. Ichabod/ii, Sampson, iii, Jesse, iv. Asa, v. Cary, zi 
Rowan, vii. Willis, znii. Oran, ix, Bartley, jr. George. 

Second Generation. 

George' Coxe, (Thomas^), — youngest son of Thomas. It is re- 
lated of his father's family, that they bought of a Dutch trader, 
coming up the James River, two African negroes, man and wife. 
The negro woman nursed the young child, George, until, losing her 
husband, who died gf typhoid fever, she became disconsolate and 
attempted to drown herself, her two sons, and the infant committed 
to her care. In this she was successful except in the case of the 
last named, who was rescued and resuscitated. She loved the chil- 
dren but was influenced, in what she did, by a superstitious notion 
that after death, they would all rejoin her deceased husband in 
Africa. 

After about-a hundred years, one branch of the family removed 
to North Carolina, and thence, after another century, or so, to Geor- 
gia. After the Revolutionary War, (in which a number of the fam- 
ily served under Washington), the final e in the name, Coxe, was 
elided and it has since been commonly spelled, Cox. Asa Cox, of 
Harris County, and Ichabod Cox, of Stewart County, Georgia, 
were brothers. The latter was a grandfather of Gen. John B. Gor- 
don, and the former, of J. A. Cox, of Tennessee, by whom the state- 
ments above recorded, have been communicated. Asa Cox was 91 

years old when he died, and his son, , the father of J. A. 

Cox, lived to be 95 years of age. 

No case of tuberculosis is recorded in this family. Physical char- 
acteristics: eyes, gray or brown, — sometimes, blue or black: many 
are tall — six feet or more : some low in stature ; hair, black, brown, 
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Beyond that, as a rule, they are said to think a good deal of 
themselves and families ; are always gallant to ladies ; believe in edu- 
cation; are born soldiers, no cowards; have served in every war, 
but, at the same time, are civil and peaceable. 

COL. ISAAC COX. 

I. IsAAC^ Cox, — from Pennsylvania; b. 1720; died, 1794; an- 
other authority says: bom, 1724; died, 1784; said to have been a 
GDlonel in the Revolutionary war; family removed to the western 
part of Virginia, now West Virginia ; perhaps a brother of Friend 
Cox, of Pennsylvania, bom in Switzerland. (See Pennsylvania 
Families). 

Children : 1. George, iu John, Hi. Joseph, iv, Michael, v, Margaret. 

XL George' Cox, (Isaac^), — bom, 1748; died, 1838; lived in or 
near, VVellsburg, now West Virginia ; an Indian fighter. 

III. Friend' Cox, (George*, Isaac^), — 

Children: 1. R IV — , ii. a daughter, now Mrs. S. C. 

Priest, of Newark, Ohio. 

IV. R W ^* Cox, (Friend*, George^ Isaac^),— 

V. Friend* Cox, (R W *, Friend', George*, Isaac^), 

— Wheeling, West Virginia; Vice President, Rosebud Fuel Com- 
pany, Fairmont, West Virginia. » 

VI. J. Frank* Cox, ( *, R W *, Friend', 

Georg^, Isaac*), — nephew of the above. 

GABRIEL COX. 

I. Gabriel^ Cox, — name appears in the early records of Hamp- 
shire County, Virginia, (now West Virginia), along with names of 
Friend Cox and other members of the family ; believed to have been 
related to Col. Isaac Cox, above mentioned, perhaps a brother; re- 
moved to Brooke County, now West Virginia. 

Children : i. Israel, ii. Dazid, Hi. Peter, iv. a daughter. 
All killed by the Indians in Ohio, with the exception of Israel ; 
David Cox, killed on the site of the present city of Cincinnati. 

II. Israel* Cox, (GabrieU), — ^married Elizabeth Newkirk and 
settled on a four hundred acre farm in Brooke County, now West 
Virginia; there built a double-hewed log house where he lived un- 
til 1800, when he sold his farm and removed to Ohio. He had nine 
children — ^two sons and seven daughters — the youngest being six 
years old at the time. 

III. Israel' Cox, (IsraeP, GabrieU), — eldest son of the above; 
married Ruth Richardson; spent his entire life in Brooke County 
and was buried, at his own request, in a country graveyard, near the 
home of his childhood. To him and his wife were born ten chil- 
dren, — six sons and four daughters. 

rV. Friend* Cox, (Israel', Israel', Gabriel^),— eldest son of Is- 
rael* Cox; bom, 1824; died, Nov. 19, 191 1; married Mary C. 
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Children : i. Martha // CoXy Wellsburg, West Virginia ; ii. Dr. /. 
A. Cox, Wheeling, West Virginia; Hi. Sarah Serena Cox; four died 
in childhood. 

JOSEPH COX 

I. Joseph^ Cox, — a descendant of one of seven brothers who 
came to this country from Holland, by way of England and settled 
along the coast of Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. It was 
also a tradition in the family that his ancestors came from the 
neighborhood of Hanover, in Germany, from which locality also 
came the progenitors of the late Gen. Jacob D. Cox, of Ohio. His 
father was a surveyor, prior to the Revolution, and is said to have 
served, later, in Washington's army. He married Ann Halpense, an 
own cousin, according to the late Archbishop Purcell of Cincinnati^ 
of Daniel O'Connell, the great Irish agitator and orator. He was a 
shoemaker by trade and a farmer; a giant in stature, six feet and 
seven inches tall, and the strongest man in the county. He met his 
death by an accident while chopping wood in a forest, not far from 
Williamsport, Maryland. His son, a lad, about twelve years old,, 
with difficulty got him on a sled and took him to Williamsport 
where he died from loss of blood in 1818. There also, he was buried. 
His widow lived for more than fifty years after his death, at Berk- 
eley Springs, West Virginia, where her life was spent in good 
works. 

II. Hiram* Cox, M. D., (Joseph^), — son of Joseph and Ann 
(Halpense) Cox; born in Maryland in 1800; died, 1867; married 
and removed to Winchester and later to Chambersburg, Pennsyl- 
vania; was clerk of the Courts for a time at Lancaster; removed 
to Ohio in 1832; a physician of note and an ardent temperance 
man ; vigorous in his opposition to blood letting and the too free use 
of alcohol, in consequence of which he incurred the enmity of some 
of the older physicians ; a fine chemist, also. 

III. Judge Joseph* Cox, (Hiram^, Joseph^), — ^bom in Cham- 
bersburg, Pennsylvania, 1822; died, 1900; served in the Common 
Pleas and Circuit Courts of Ohio, for about thirty years, and was 
otherwise prominent in many ways in the state and through the 
West. 

IV. Joseph* Cox, (Joseph*, Hiram', Joseph^), — of Cincinnati, 
Ohio ; lawyer. 

MAINE. 

FAMILY OF WILLIAM COX OF PEMAQUID 

First Generation. 

William^ Cox, — first of the Cox name of record in New Eng- 
land; witness to a deed executed at Pemaquid, July 15, 1625, 
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mores to John Brown, of New Harbor; lived at Cox's Cove and 
owned a farm adjoining the property conveyed to Brown ; supposed 
to have come from Bristol, England and to have located in the 
neighborhood of Pemaquid at some time prior to the date above 
mentioned; was living, August 8, 1660, when his name again ap- 
pears on record as witness to a deed ; possibly the same as "William 
Cox of Beverly, Massachusetts, who died, December 23, 1661, etat 
60 ;" probably married twice, his wife, Mary, however, the only one 
whose name is known ; William Cox, of Sagadahoc, Maine, later of 
Salem, Massachusetts, thought to have been a child of the first mar- 
riage, and John Cox, his "brother-in-law,", so called, was more like- 
ly a half brother of William of Sagadahoc ; Thomas Cox, born at 
Pemaquid, about 1664, is also said to have been a son of the first 
William. 

Shadrack Cox, Richard Cox, William Cox, John Cox, Jr., Thom- 
as Cox, Thomas Cox, Jr., and two others of the name of Thomas 
Cox, all of whom took the oath of fidelity at Pemaquid, July 22, 
1674, were in all probability either his sons and grandsons, or other- 
wise nearly related to him. The following are believed to have been 
his sons. 

Children: «. William, ii, John, Hi, Thomas. 

Second Generation. 

i. William* Cox, (William^), — ^lived for many years, at Sagada- 
hoc, at the mouth of the Kennebec River ; driven from his planta- 
tion, during the Indian war, about 1677, he removed to Salem, 
Massachusetts; married Hannah, daughter of Andrew and Mary 
Woodbuiy, of Salem, who was born, April i, 1664, — perhaps his 
second wife. In 1720-1, his widow and her only child, Mary, sold 
their individual common rights in Salem. From this record it 
is evident that he died not later than 1720. 

Children : 1. Mary, born at Salem, 1688 ; perhaps others of an ear- 
lier marriagey 

ii. John Cox, — bom, 1658: died, November 25, 1742; buried at 
Dorchester, Massachusetts; married Susanna Pope. 

Children : 1. Margaret, ii Mary, Hi Sarah, iv. John, v. Thankful, 
li IVilliam, viiy James, znii. Ehenzer, ix. Elisabeth, x. Thomas, xi, 
Susanna, xii. Joseph, xiii Submit, xiv, Benjamin, 

iii. Thomas* Cox,. (William^), — mariner; born, Pemaquid, 
Maine, (?) about 1664; settled at Beverly, Massachusetts, about 
1689; probably the same as Thomas Cock, of Beverly, 
who bought a ij/^ acre lot, of Thomas Gardner, of Sa- 
lem, "Marriner," February 13, 1695-6, three months' after 
the death of Gardner's father, which lot was bounded by land of 
Hugh Woodbury, William Dodge and by the seaside (see Essex 
Inst Hist. Collections) ; married Hannah Woodbury who "owned 
ye covenant of God and submitted to ye government of Christ in ye 
Church, and had her child baptized 8. 4. 1690," and joined the First 
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Children: t. Thomas, ii. Elisabeth, Hi. Richard, iv. Hannah, v. 
John, vi, William, 

Third Generation, 
children of john* cox and susanna pope, his wife. 

i. Margaret* Cox, (John*, William^), — ^baptized, March 5, 
1692-3. 

Margaret Cox married Joseph Cook, of Salem, Massachusetts, 
August 14, 1706; four children. 

ii. Mary' Cox, — ^baptized, March 5, 1692-3. 

iii. Sarah* Cox, — ^bom, 1688, or earlier; baptized, March 5, 
1692-3. 

iv. John* Cox, — known as Captain John Cox, Jr. ; bom probably 
before 1688; baptized, March 5, 1692-3; married, December 11, 
17 1 2, Tabitha, born, May 13, 1688, daughter of Ebenezer Daven- 
port, of Dorchester, — Rev. John Danforth, officiating; John and 
his wife "laid hold on ye cov't," August 9, 1713 ; lived in Dorchester, 
where most of his children were born, until 1729, when he removed 
to Falmouth, Maine; admitted to citizenship in Falmouth, in place 
of Thomas Cox, perhaps a deceased uncle; an allotment of sixty 
acres of land made to him, August 3, 1732, in what is now the 
center of the city of Portland; some portion of this property re- 
mained in possession of his direct descendants until 1857, when on 
the death of Mrs. Susan (Greenleaf ) Cox, it passed out of the hands 
of the family. Captain John Cox was engaged in the fishing busi- 
ness and was killed by the Indians when on an expedition to Pema- 
quid Falls, May 22, 1747. The others of his party, retreated, but he 
stood his ground and lost his life in consequence. 

Children : i. James, ii. Josiah, iii. Tabitha, iv. John, v. Dorcas, vi. 
James, vii. Esther, viii. Mercy, or Martha, ix. Thankful. 

V. Thankful* Cox, — ^baptized, March 5, 1692-3. 

vi. William* Cox, — ^baptized, May 27, 1694; a weaver by occu- 
pation; lived at Lynn, Massachusetts, 1740-1751; a captain of in- 
fantry, at the taking of Lx)uisburg, 1758; for his services, received 
a grant of land at Mount Desert, Maine ; married Thankful, daugh- 
ter of Captain Thomas Maudsley. 

Children: i. Samuel, ii. Susanna, iii. William, iv. Unite, v. Re- 
becca, tH. Thankful, vii. Rhoda, viii. Jesse, ix. Lemuel, x. Phebe. 

vii. James* Cox, — ^baptized, April 18, 1696. 

viii. Ebenezer* Cox, — ^baptized May 10, 1696. (Wife of Eben. 
Cox, of Beverly, Massachusetts, died, September 11, 1749; he was 
one of those living in the parish, 1752, who had had smallpox.) 

ix. Elizabeth* Cox, — born, August 27, 1697. 

X. Thomas* Cox, — ^baptized, i69i8. 

xi. Susanna* Cox, — ^borri, November 29, 1698; married Enoch 
Wiswell, November 30, 1722. 

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xiii. Submit* Cox, — ^bom, September 20, 1703 ; married Thomas 
Maudsley, Jr., June 12, 1725. 

xiv. Benjamin* Cox,— baptized 12 m. (December) 1705. 

CHILDREN of THOMAS* COX AND HANNAH WOODBURY, HIS WIFE. 

i- Thomas* Cox, (Thomas*, William^), — ^baptized, August 4, 
1690; died, November 5, 1737, or 1738; mariner; lived at Beverly, 
Massachusetts; married (i), December 15, 1709, Judith Elliot, who 
died, April 19, 1718, (2), June 21, 1727, Mary Woodbury, bom, 2 
August, 1703, died, 1738, widow of Josiah Trasjc, of Salem, to 
whom she was married, May 13, 1719. 

Children: first marriage, — ». a child, died July 30, 1715, m. Judith, 
— second marriage, — Hi. Ebepezer, iv. Elisabeth, v. Lydia, vi. Thom- 
as, vii, Israel, viii Lucy. 

ii. EuzABETH* Cox^, — baptized, August 4, 1690. 

iii. Richard* Cox, — ^baptized, Beverly, June 14, 1692; drowned, 
1746. 

iv. James* Cox, —bom, 1690. 

V. Hannah* Cbx, — ^baptized, July 28, 1695. 

vi. John* Cox, — ^baptized, July 17, 1698; killed at Pemaquid, 
1725. (?) See, Wm. Cox of Pemaquid. 

vii, William* Cox, — baptized, September 5, 1703; died Decem- 
ber 23, 1761 ; married Sarah Trask, November 9, 1721 ; she married 
( 2) Samuel Woodbury, January 22, 1764. 

Children : 1. William, ii, Thomas, iii. Edward, iv. Deborah, v. Han- 
nah, vi, Richard, vii. William, viii. Deborah, ix. Osmyn. 

Fourth Generation. 

children of JOHN* COX, JR., AND TABITHA DAVENPORT, HIS WIFE. 

i. James* Cox, (John*, John*, William*), — ^born, 1713; died, Feb- 
ruary 25, 1717-18. 

ii. JosiAH* Cox, — mariner; born June 28, 171 5; married Martha 
IngersoU ; died prior to 1752. 

Children : i. Dorcas, ii. Josiah, iii. Mary Andrews, iv. Elizabeth. 

iii. Tabitha* Cox,— born, Febmary 14, 1717-18; married Feb- 
ruary, 1735-6, Joseph Bailey or Joshua Moody. 

iv. John* Cox, — ^known as Captain John Cox ; bom at Dorches- 
ter, Massachusetts, August 3, 1719 ; died at Habitant, Nova Scotia, 
1789; removed with his parents, in 1729, to Falmouth, now Port- 
land, Maine; married (i), Sarah, daughter of Samuel and grand- 
daughter of John Proctor who was executed for witchcraft at Sa- 
lem, August 19, 1692; married (2), May 20, 1760, in Christ Church, 
Boston, Sarah Bodkin, of Boston, whose emigrant ancestor appears 
to have come from England in 1629, in the ship, Young William, 
bound for Virginia. 

He was a staunch Loyalist and in consequence suffered many in- 
dignities at the hands of his neighbors at Falmouth, which led ul- 
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dren to Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, where he had received from the 
Crown a grant of between six and seven hundred acres of land. He 
afterwards received an additional grant at Cape Blomidon and a 
large tract of timber land at St. Martin's, New Brunswick. The 
children of his first wife remained and married in the neighborhood 
of Portland. In 1894, his remains were transferred to the Cox 
plot in the cemetery of the Congregational Church at Habitant. 

Children: (first marriage). — t. Keziah, ii, Sarah, Hi, Dorcas, ft'. 
Kar en-hap puch, v. Martha, vi, Mary, viu Nancy, viii. Josiah, ix. 
Samuel, — (Second marriage). — x, Thomas, xi. Harry, xii. John, 
xiii. John, xiv, Garry (Gerritt), xv, Charles, xvi. Samuel, xvii. Suk- 
ey (Susannah), xviii. Betsey, xix. Julia, 

' V. Dorcas* Cox, — ^born, June 17, 1721 ; married Enoch Wood, 
April I, 1739. 

vi. James* Cox, born June 17, 1723; died, 1796; married (i), 
Catharine Grant, in 1745, (2) Hannah Champion, July 13, 1754. 

vii. Esther* Cox, — ^bom January 9, 1725-6; married, December 
9, 1744, Joshua Brackett, Jr. 

viii. Martha* Cox, baptized, November 9, 1729; married, May, 
1748, Joseph Bailey, Jr. 

ix. Thankful* Cox, — bom, 1731 ; itiarried (i) Samuel Hodg- 
kins, (2) Poque. 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM^ COX AND THANKFUL MAUDSLEY, HIS WIFE. 

i. Samuel* Cox, (William*, John^, William^), — ^born, November 
4, 1716. 

ii. Susanna* Cox, — bom, Febmary i, 1719. 

iii. William* Cox, — born, June 29, 1721. 

iv. Unite* Cox, — born, September 6, 1723. 

V. Rebecca* Cox, — born, January 17, 1725-6. 

vi. Thankful* Cox, — ^born, November 3, 1729, at Hinghara, 
Massachusetts. 

vii. Rhoda* Cox, — ^born, February 26, 1731-2. 

viii. Jesse* Cox, — ^born, November 2, 1734. 

ix. Lemuel* Cox, — born, 1736, perhaps the same Lemuel Cox, 
sometimes referred to as an eminent English engineer, appointed 
March 20, 1788, to build the Essex Bridge at Salem, Massachusetts. 
He began the work but soon got into trouble with the directors and 
was discharged, July 19th. He was probably a British sympathizer, 
during the Revolution, and may have lived in England, for a time. 

X. Phebe* Cox, — ^born, ; died at Maiden, Massachusetts, 

December 30, 1790. 

children of THOMAS* COX AND JUDITH ELLIOT, HIS FIRST WIFE. 

1. A Child, — died, July 30, 1715. 

ii. Judith* Cox, (Thomas', John^, William^), — married Jona- 
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CHILX>R£N OF THOMAS* COX AND MARY WOODBURY, HIS SECOND WIFE. 

iii. Ebenezer* Cox, — ^born, at Beverly, June 27, 1728; baptized, 
Augjust 25, 1728; died, July 1795; mariner; lived at Beverly, Mas- 
sachusetts, and at Falmouth and Bristol, Maine; married (i) Ruth 
Haywood, of Beverly, December 14, 1749, she died September 11, 
1750; married (2), in 1754, Lydia Woodbury, who died April 7, 
1775; married (3), Sarah (Erskine) Dickey, a widow. 

Qiildren: (second marriage) — t. Israel, ii, Ruth, iii. Thomas, iv. 
Hugh, ZK Ebeneser, vi. Lydia, vii. Judith, viii. William, ix. Simon, 
X. Betsey; (third marriage) — xi, Alexander, xii. Robert, xiii. 
George, xiv. John. 

iv. Elizabeth* Cox, — born, November 22, 1730. 

v. Lydia* Cox, — baptized. May 16, 173 1. 

vi. Thomas* Cox, — bom, May 7, 1733; baptized, July 29, 1733. 

vii. Israel* Cox, — ^born, December 16, 1736; baptized, May 15, 

viii. Lucy* Cox, — ^bom, February 22, 1738; baptized, May 13, 
1739. 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM' COX AND SARAH TRASK, HIS WIFE. 

i. William* Cox, ( William', Thomas^, William^), — ^bom, Decem- 
ber 7, 1721 ; baptized, January 21, 1727-8. 

ii. Thomas* Cox,— bom, March 16, 1724-5; baptized, January 
21, 1727-8. 

iii. Edward* Cox, — ^bom, July 9, 1727; baptized, January 21, 
1727-8; married Hannah Groves; she came to the Lord's table 
July 28, 1754; he, mentioned as one of those who had had small- 
pox. 

Children: i. a child, died September 11, 1749, ii, Hannah, iii, 
Thomas, iv. Sarah. 

iv. Deborah* Cox, — ^baptized, January 4, 1729-30. 

V. Hannah* Cox, — baptized, June 25, 1732, by Mr. Osgood. 

vi. Richard* Cox, — ^baptized, December 28, 1735 ; married Mary 
Wite. 

Children: i. William, ii. an infant, died, 1759, *"• Richard, iv. 
Richard, v. Deborah. 

vii. William* Cox, — ^baptized, January 7, 1738-9. 

viii, Deborah* Cox, — baptized, January 11, 1741. 

ix. OsMYN* Cox, — baptized. May 13, 1744; married; his wife 
owned the covenant, April 30, 1769. 

Three of the children of William and Sarah (Trask) Cox, the 
first, second and third, (names not given) died, 1736-7, probably of 
small pox. 

Fifth Generation. , 

children of JOSIAH* cox and MARTHA INGERSOLL, HIS WIFE. 

i. DoRCAS* Cox, (Josiah*, John*, John^ William^),— married, 
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ii. Josiah' Cox, — married his cousin, Sarah*, daughter of Cap- 
tain John* and Sarah (Proctor) Cox. 

Children: i. John, ii. Martha, married P. Crandall, Hi. Sally, iv. 
William, v. Josiah, vi. Nancy. 

iii. Mary Andrews' Cox, — married Joseph Hall. 

iv. Elizabeth* Cox, — married William Hall. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN* COX AND SARAH PROCTOR, HIS WIFE. 

i. Keziah* Cox, (John*, John', John*, William^), — ^married (i), 
William Simonds, (2) Dan Pineo. 

Children (first marriage), — t. Sally, ii. Catharine, iii. Mary, iv. 
William, (second marriage), — v. George D., vi. Betsey. 

ii. Sarah* Cox, — ^married her cousin, Josiah* Cox. 

Children: (See, Josiah* Cox, son of Josiah* Cox.) 

iii. Dorcas* Cox, — married Captain Jonathan Paine. 

Children: i. Dorcas, ii. Betsey, iii. Nancy, iv. John, v. John, zd. 
Harriet, vii. Phebe, viii. Sophia, ix. Alec, x. Charles, xi. Charles. 

iv. Keren-happuch* Cox, — married Peter Thomas. 

Children: /. Keren-happuch, ii. Elias, iii. Betsey, iv. Hannah, v. 
Sally, vi. Almira, vii. Peter, viii. Aleck, ix. Damd, x. John D., xi. 
Frances Henry. 

V. Mercy* (or Martha) Cox, — ^married (i) Peter Farrier, De- 
cember 21, 1773, (2) Samuel Butts, December 13, 1785. 

Children, (first marriage), — f. David, (second marriage), — if. 
Charles, iii. Samuel, iv. Sally, married William Stevens, November 
10, 1814. 

vi. Mary* Cox, — married Captain Joseph Means. 

Children : 1. Mary, ii. Sophia, iii. James, iv. Charles, v. George, vi. 
Sophia. 

vii. Nancy* Cox, — married Samuel Huston. 

Children : i. Nancy, ii. Nathaniel. 

viii. Josiah* Cox, — bom, 1756; married, January 23, 1785, Su- 
san, daughter of Joseph and Susan (Pearce) Greenleaf ; died, 1829. 

Children : i. Susan, ii. Elisabeth, iii. Fanny, iv. Caroline, v. John, 
vi. John, vii. Mary, viii. Josiah, ix. Emily, x. Mary. 

ix. Samuel* Cox, — 

CHILDREN OF JOHN* COX AND SARAH BODKIN, HIS SECOND WIFE. 

X. Thomas* Cox, — ^born, 1765; married, March 12, 1795, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Joseph Williams ; lived at Comwallis. 

Children : i. Olivia, ii. Julia, iii. Susan, iv. Joseph, v. William, li. 
Ann, vii, Thomas, viii. Hannah, ix. Susannah, x. Ruth, xi. Welner, 
xii. Daniel, xiii. a daughter, died in infancy. All of Cornwallis. 

xi. Harry* Cox, (Captain Harry), — ^born, 1768; married at 
Cornwallis, December 19, 1793, Susannah, daughter of David and 
Deborah (White) Eaton, born, June 24, 1769. 

Children : t. Paulina, ii. Harry, Jr., iii. George, iv. Samuel, v. Ar- 
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xii. John* Cox, — died young. 

xiii. JoHN*^ Cox, — married, February 4,, 1796, Lucy, daughter of 
Daniel Harris ; died, December 29, 1853, the last of his family. 

Children : i, John H,, ii. James, Hi, Sarah Ann, iv. Josiah, v. Re^ 
becca, vi, Bethany or Bathana, vii. Edward M., viii. Abraham, ix. 
Daniel. 

xiv. Gerritt* Cox, — married Lucy, daughter of Ezekiel Com- 
stock, of Horton. 

Children : i, Happy, ii. Beekman, Hi. Harriette, iv. Aaron, v. Ger- 
ritt 

XV. Charles* Cox, — married Olive Kennedy. 

Children: i. Rachel, ii. Gideon, Hi. Orinda, iv. Gordron, (or G«r- 
don)y V. Davason, (or Denison), vi. Robert, vH. Mary Jean, inii. 
Leonard. 

(Commodore Preble, in his genealogy of the family, names the 
following children of Charles Cox : i. Olive, ii. Gideon, iii. Auremia, 
iv. Robert, v. Denison, vi. Gurdon, vii. Eunice] . 

xvi. Samuel* Cox, — of Cornwallis ; married Anne Bishop. 

Children: i. Sophia, ii. Lavinia, iii. Olivia Mdbella, iv. Elijah, v. 
Elias, vi. Newton, vii. Caroline, viii. Eunice, i.v, James, x. Ann, xi. 
Henry. 

xvii. Susannah' Cox, — ^born, January i, 1764; married, March 
25, 1788, Thomas, son of John and Elizabeth Borden; their de- 
scendants very numerous. 

Children: i. Thomas, ii. Henry, iii. John, iv. Sarah, v. Judah, vi. 
Josiah, vii. Byard. 

xviii. Betsey' Cox, — ^married John Hamilton. 

Children : i. a son, who died , ii. a daughter, married 

McGoram, of Halifax. 

xix. Julia' Cox, — ^born, May 9, 1767; died, unmarried. 

CHILDREN OF EBENEZER* COX AND LYDIA WOODBURY, HIS SECOND 

WIFE. 

i. Israel' Cox, (Ebenezer*, Thomas^, Thomas^, William^), — bom 
at Fabnouth, Maine, October 5, 1755; died April 5, 1850; for many 
years a prominent citizen of Bristol, Maine ; in early life, a master 
mariner, afterwards captain; a selectman of the town; highly es- 
teemed; well informed, and deeply interested in local and state his- 
tory; a soldier in the Revolution; lived at Brown's Cove, Bristol, 
not far from where William Cox settled in 1625; married, 1787, 
Jane, daughter of Robert Givin ; she died, May 24, 1829, aged 73. 

Children: i. Arthur, ii. William, iii. Jenny, iv. Alexander Green- 
lauf. 

li. Ruth'_ Cox, — born, July 21, 1757; married, 1776, Alexander 
Erskine. 

iii. Thomas" Cox, — ^born, Falmouth, October 22, 1759. 

iv. Hugh* Cox, — ^twin brother of Thomas ; married Mary, daugh- 
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Children: i. Mary, ii, Emma Jane, Hi, Lucinda, iv, Clarisse, i\ 
George Thomas, vi, Nancy Glidden. 

V. Ebenezer' Cox, — (Rev.) — ^born, March 19, 1762; lived at 
Hope, Maine. 

vi. Lydia** Cox, — twin sister of Rev. Ebenczer Cox, married 
Alexander Greenlaw, March 16, 1789; died, October 27, 1850. 

vii. Judith** Cox, — ^bom, August 15, 1764; married Pic- 
kett. 

viii. William* Cox, — born, March 12, 1767. 

ix. SiMON*^ Cox, (Rev.), — born, July 5, 1769; lived at Hope, 
Maine. 

X. Betsey' Cox, — ^born, July 9, 1772; married Luke Staples. 

CHILDREN OF EBENEZER* COX AND SARAH (eRSKINE) DICKEY, HIS 

THIRD WIFE. 

xi. Alexander*^ Cox, — born, Bristol, 1776; died, 1825; ship car- 
penter; married (i), September 30, 1802, Ruth Howland, (2), 
March 16, 1813, Margaret Howland, sister of first wife, who died 
shortly after her husband. 

Children: t. Thurza, it. Alexander, Hi. Roxana, iv. AdrieU f. 
George, zn. Elizabeth, vii. Emily, viii. Isaac. 

xii. Robert* Cox, — married Jane Thompson, May 27, 1802. 

xiii. George* Cox, — born, about 1779. 

xiv. John* Cox, — ^born. May i, 1781 ; married (i), Cynthia 
Church, July 14, 1804, (2), Elizabeth Church, July 26, 1812. 

children of EDWARD* COX AND HANNAH GROVES, HIS WIFE. 

i. An Infant, — died September 11, 1749. 

ii. Hannah* Cox, (Edward*, William^, Thomas*, William^),— 
baptized September i, 1754. 

iii. Thomas* Cox, — baptized, May 18, 1760. 
iv. Sarah* Cox, — ^baptized, October 10, 1762. 
All of Beverly. 

CHILDREN OF RICHARD* COX AND MARY WITE, HIS WIFE. 

i. William* Cox, (Richard*, William^, Thomas*, William^),— 
baptized, September 4, 1757. 

ii. A Child*, — died in infancy 1759. 

iii. Richard* Cox, — ^baptized May 18, 1759. 

iv. Richard* Cox, — baptized. May 16, 1762. 

V. Deborah* Cox, — ^baptized, November 23, 1766. 

All of Beverly. 

Sixth Generation. 

children of keziah* cox and william simonds, her first hus- 
BAND. 

i. Sally® Simonds, (Keziah* Cox, John*, John', John*, William^), 
— married Col. Bayard. 

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iii. Mary* Simonds, — ^unmarried. 
iv. William* Simonds, — ^unmarried. 

CHILDREN OF KEZIAH" COX AND DAN PINEO, HER SECOND HUSBAND. 

V. George D.* Pineo, — married Martha Nesbitt. 
vi. Betsey* Pineo, — unmarried. 

CHILDREN OF DORCAS* COX AND CAPTAIN JONATAN PAINE, HER HUS- 
BAND. 

i. DoRCAS* Paine, (Dorcas* Cox, John*, John^, John-, William^), 
— ^unmarried. 

ii. Betsey* Paine, — ^unmarried. 
iii. Nancy* Paine, — married Moses Adams. 
iv. John* Paine, — unmarried; died young. 
V. John* Paine. 

vi. Harriet* Paine, — ^married Winslow. 

vii. Phebe* Paine, — ^married Garland. 

viii. Sophia* Paine, — married W. W. Davis. 
ix. Alec* Paine, — ^unmarried; died at sea. 
X. Charles* Paine, — died in infancy. 
xi. Charles* Paine, — died in infancy. 

children of KEREN-HAPPUCH* cox and peter THOMAS, HER HUS- 
BAND. 

i. Keren-happuch* Thomas, — (Keren-happuch* Cox, John*, 
John*, John*, William^), — married Enoch Morse, January 15, 1792. 

ii. Elias* Thomas, — married Betsey Widgery, ( ?) September 26, 
1802. 

iii. Betsey* Thomas, — unmarried. 

iv. Hannah* Thomas, — married Charles Rogers, October 19, 

1794. 

V. Sally* Thomas, — married Samuel Lx>rd. 

vi. Almira* Thomas, — married Samuel Lord; second wife. 

vii. Peter* Thomas, — married Sally Lord. 

viii. Aleck* Thomas, — unmarried. 

ix. David* Thomas, — unmarried. 

X. John D.* Thomas, — unmarried. 

XI. Frances Henry* Thomas, — unmarried. 

children of josiah* cox and SUSAN greenleaf, his wife. 

i. Susan* Cox, (Josiah*, John*, John*, John", William^), — bom, 
November 8. 1785; married, August 17, 1806, by the Rev. Samuel 
Deane, D. D., to Abel Vinton, of Boston; afterwards removed to 
Philadelphia where all her children were born ; removed later, to the 
neighborhood of Waterford, Ohio, where she was living in 1850. 

Children: i. Charles, ii. Henry, iii, Frances, iv. Frederic, v. Wit- 
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ii. Elizabeth* Cox, — born, February i, 1788; married, Septem- 
ber 27, 1807, by the Rev. Elijah Kellogg, to Joseph Harrod, of Bath, 
afterwards of Portland, Maine, and later, a merchant in New Or- 
leans. 

Children : i. Caroline, married Edwin Bartlett. 

iii. Fanny* Cox, — ^born. May i, 1790; unmarried. 

iv. Caroline* Cox, — born, September 11, 1792; married, Sep- 
tember 22, 1818, Elisha Vinton, of Portland ; she died and her hus- 
band married again and was living in Boston in 1850. 

V. John* Cox, — ^born February 29, 1794; died in infancy. 

vi. John* Cox, — ^born, in Portland, February 13, 1795; died, 
187 1 ; married (i), November 4, 1817, Thankful Harris Gore, of 
Boston, (2) November 4, 1835, Adeline Preble, of Portland, daugh- 
ter of Captain Enoch and Sally (Cross) Preble. 

vii. Mary* Cox, — ^born, December 26, 1797; unmarried. 

viii. JosiAH* Cox, — born, January 26, 1799; unmarried. 

ix. Emily* Cox, — born, June 11, 1801 ; unmarried. 

x. Mary* Cox, — ^born, November 15, 1804; married, June 30, 
1831, by the Rev. Ichabod, Nichols D. D., to Enoch or Edward) 
Ilsley, bookseller, of Eastport, Maine, who afterwards removed to 
Boston, and became a clerk with A. and R. Lawrence and Co. ; lived 
at Chelsea, 1850. 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS* COX AND ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, HIS WIFE. 

i. Olivia* Cox, (Thomas*, John*, John*, John^ William^ ,— bom 
December 25, 1794; married Justice (or Justus) Bigelow. 

ii. Julia* Cox, — born, January 11, 1796; unmarried. 

iii. Susan* Cox, — twin sister of Julia; born, January 11, 1796; 
died in her eighth year. 

iv. Joseph* Cox, — ^born, December 19, 1798: married, March 5^ 
1828, Mary, daughter of Ebenezer and Annie (Rand) Bigelow. 

Children: i. Ebenezer Thomas, iu William Aichison, iii, Mary 
Eliza, iv, Nancy Welner, v. Abraham Bigelow, vi. Isaac Nezvton, vii^ 
Samuel Bigelow, viii. Jacob Whitman, ix. Joseph P., x. Daniel D., xi. 
Benjamin, xii. Archeson Preble. All of Comwallis. 

V. William* Cox, — ^born, March 4, 1801 ; married Alice Eaton: 
died of consumption. 

Children : i. Bessie, ii. Joseph, iii. John, iv. Abigail, v. Thomas, ii, 
Samuel. 

vi. Ann* Cox, — ^born, April 2, 1803; married Allen Weaver. 

vii. Thomas* Cox, — born, September 9, 1806; married Mary 
Ann Norton. 

Children : 1. Mary, married Joseph Tooker; ii. Laura, iii. Anna, 
iv. Rebecca. 

viii. Hannah* Cox, — ^bom, March 9, 1809; married William 
Weaver. 

ix. Susannah* Cox, — ^born, May 11, 181 1 : married James Eaton. 

x. Ruth* Cox, — ^bom, November 11, 1813 ; married James Eaton; 
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xi. Welner* Cox, — born, April 6, 1816 ; married Sarah Norton. 
Children : i. Lewis, ii. Gilford, UL Sarah, iv. Alice, 
xii. Daniel* Cox, — married Elmira Payzant. 
Children : i. Elizabeth, ii. William, Hi. Thomas Howe. 
All of Comwallis. 

children of captain harry' cox AND SUSANNAH EATON. HIS WIFE. 

i. Pauuna* Cox, (Harry*, John*, John*, John*, William^) — ^born, 
October 23, 1794; married Charles Starr, of Illinois. 

ii. H.\rry* Cox, Jr., — ^born, April 9, 1796; unmarried; went to 
sea, never heard from. 

iii. George* Cox, — ^bom, January 20, 1798; married (i), August 
20, 1821, Nancy Steadman, (2) Martha McCully. 

Children: (first marriage) — i. Devonport, ii. Nancy, both of Illi- 
nois; (second marriage), — iii. Susan, iv. Henry, v. George, of Corn- 
wallis. 

iv. Samuel* Cox, (Reverend), — of Milton, Massachusetts; born, 
March 20, 1800 ; married, Louisa (or Lavinia) Hamilton. 

Children : i. Richard, ii. Rebecca Anne, iii. Samuel, iv. Sarah, v. 
Thomas, vi. Edward, vii. George, viii. Joseph C, ix. Judah, x. 
Eunice, xi. Mary. 

v. Arthur* Cox, — ^bom, April 4, 1802; married (i) Eliza A. 
Starr, (2), Jane Greene (or Greeno). 

Children : t. Charles, ii. Edwin, iii. Prudence. No children by sec- 
ond wife. 

vi. Susannah* Cox, — ^born, March 17, 1804; married Samuel 
Starr, of Comwallis. 

vii. John A.* Cox, — bom, July 3, 1806; married Ruth Wood- 
worth. 

Children : i. Sarah, ii. Judah, iii. Susan, iv. Nezvton, v. Ruth, vi. 
Rubie Anne, vii. Julia, viii. Robert, ix. Floretta, x. Martha, vi. Cora- 
bclla. 

viii. Judah* Cox, — of Comwallis, born, September 30, 1808; un- 
married ; perished in a wreck at sea. 

ix. Garland* Cox, — ^born, January 13, 1810; married (i) Eliza 
Kezia Pinco, (2), Mrs. James Coffill. 

Children r i. Louisa, ii. Garland, iii. George Davenport, iv. Joseph 
H., V. E. Obadiah. 

children of JOHN* COX AND LUCY HARRIS, HIS WIFE. 

i. John H.* Cox, (John*, John*, John*, John*, William^), — ^born, 
May I, 1798; married Ardelia Beckwith. 

Children : i. Emily, ii. Lucy, iii. Marv A., iv. James H., v. John £.. 
vi. Elisabeth, vii. a child, died young. All of Comwallis. 

ii. James* Cox, — ^bom, November 16, 1801 ; married (i), Olive 
Eaton, (2) Lucy Wood. 

Children: i. Olive, ii. Sarah, iii. Lucy, iv. Adelicc, v. James, vi. 
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iii. Sarah Ann* Cox, — ^born, November 12, 1803; married Abra- 
ham Coffin. 

iv. JosiAH* Cox, — ^born, December 24, 1805 ; died in his 23d year. 

V. Rebecca* Cox, — ^born, November 8, 1807; married Samuel 
Bigelow. 

vi. Bethany* (or Bathana) Cox, — bom, February 12, 1809; 
married James Donaldson. 

vii. Edward M.* Cox, — ^boi**, April 11, 181 1; married, May 26, 
1834, Mary A. Pineo. 

Children : i. George E., ii. Frederic, iii, Elisabeth, iv. Abram /., v. 
Robert L,, vi, Eunice L., vii. William Simmonds, viii. Wallace C, 
ix. Mary Bathaner ( ?). 

viii. Abraham* Cox, — ^bom, January i, 1814; died in his 22nd 
year. 

ix. Daniel* Cox, — died in his 15th year. 

All lived at Cornwallis excepting Edward M., whose residence 
was at Horton. 

children of GERRITT^ cox and LUCY COMSTOCK, HIS WIFE. 

i. Happy* Cox, (Gerritt», John*, John', John^ William^),— of 
Falmouth, Maine, married Benjamin Stoddard. 

Children : 

ii. Beekman® Cox^ of Cornwallis ; married Emma Eaton. 

iii. Harrietta'* Cox,^-of Cornwallis ; unmarried. 

iv. Aaron* Cox,— of Woodstock, New Brunswick ; married, 1865, 
Mrs. McLean. 

V. Gerritt* Cox, — ^married, January 21, 1835, Emma Eaton. 

children of CHARLES'^ COX AND OLIVE KENNEDY, HIS Wli-K. 

i. Rachel'* Cox, (Charles", John*, John', John^, William^), — 
born, August 6, 1803 ; married Samuel Fields, of Ohio. 

ii. Gideon* Cox, — ^born, December 30, 1804 ; unmarried ; went to 
New Orleans; never heard from. 

iii. Orinda® Cox, — born, September 21, 1806; married John Hat- 
field, of St. Stephens. 

iv. GoRDRAN^* (or Gurdon) Cox, — born, April 28, 1807; married 
Rubie Borden; lived in Wisconsin. 

V. Davason'* (or Denison) Cox, — ^born, April 28, 1807; twin 
brother of Gordron ; Carleton, New Brunswick. 

vi. Robert* Cox, — ^born, October 10, 181 1 ; died in his 23rd year; 
Cornwallis. 

vii. Mary Jean'* Cox, — born, June 14, 1814; married George 
Good, of Boston. 

viii. Leonard'* Cox, — ^bom, December 13, 1.817; Milwaukee, Wis- 
consin. 



i. Sophia* Cox, (Samuel^, John*, John^, John*, William^), — ^bom, 
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ii. Lavinia* Cox, — bom, October 14, 1807; unmarried. 
iii. OLIV^A Mabella* Cox, — ^born, February 21, 1810; unmar- 
ried. 

iv. Elijah* Cox, — ^born, August 11, 181 2 ; married Rebecca Hunt- 
ley. 

V. Eljas* Cox, — bom, September 5, 1814; married Eunice A. 
Lawton. 

vi. Newton* Cox, — born, November 28, 1816; married Ruble 
WcMxlworth. 

vii. Caroline* Cox, — ^born, July 21, 1819: unmarried. 
viii. Eunice* Cox, — ^born, October 22, 1821 ; married William 
Enscoe. 

ix. James* Cox, — Aylesford, Nova Scotia; married (i) Olivia 
Elaton, (2) Harriet Power. 

X. Ann* Cox, — married Henry Bishop, of Horton. 
xi- Henry* Cox, — married Sophrona Norton. 
All of Cornwallis, unless otherwise stated. 

Seventh Generation, 
children of susan* cox and abel vinton, her husband. 

i. Charles^ Vinton, (Susan* Cox, Josiah*, John*, John*, John*, 
William^), — married Elizabeth McKinley. 
iv. Frederic^ Vinton, — unmarried. 
vi. SusAN^ Vinton, — ^married Columbus Dodge. 
vii. Sarah G.^ Vinton, — ^married Charles Shaw. 

children of ELIZABETH* COX AND JOSEPH HARROD, HER HUSBAND. 

Caroline' Harrod, (Elizabeth* Cox, Josiah*, John*, John*, John*. 
William*), — married Edwin Bartlett. 

children of CAROLINE* COX AND ELISHA VINTON, HER HUSBAND. 

i. Emily' Vinton, (Caroline* Cox, Josiah*, John*, John*, John*, 
William*),— died in infancy. 

ii. Caroline' Vinton, — died in infancy. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN* COX AND THANKFUL HARRIS GORE, HIS FIRST 

WIFE. 

i. Sebastian Gore' Cox, (John*, John*, John*, John*, John*, 
William*), — bom, December 31, 1818. 

ii. Susan Tabiah' Cox, — ^bom, August i, 1820; married Com- 
modore George H. Preble, U. S. N., November 18, 1845. 

iii. Caroline Augusta' Cox, — ^bom, March 22, 1822; died, De- 
cember, 1823. 

iv. John Harris' Cox, — ^born, September 28, 1828. 

V. Josiah' Cox, — ^born, June i, 1828. 

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CHILDREN OF JOHN* COX AND ADELINE PREBLE, HIS SECOND WIFE. 

vii. Frances Ellen^ Cox, — born,' February i6, 1837; bap- 
tized with water from the Pool of Siloam, January 4, 1842. 

viii. Elizabeth Harrod^ Cox, — born, June 30, 1843 ; d*^d, April 
10, 1844. 

ix. Elizabeth Harrod^ Cox, — ^bom, August 24, 1845. 

children of JOSEPH* COX AND MARY BIGELOW, HIS WIFE. 

i. Ebenezer^ Cox, (Joseph*, Thomas*, John*, John*, John*, Wil- 
liam^), — bom, December 19, 1828; shipwright, of Kingsport, Nova 
Scotia; has built thirty of the largest vessels in Canada, for deej> 
seas; married, April 10, 1862, Emma, daughter of Joshua and 
Naomi Dewis, (originally spelled Dewhurst). 

Children: i, Annie L., it. Margaret £., Hi. Newman H. D., iz\ 
Mary N., v. Nancy C., vi. Juanita, vii, Florence E., viii, Louise A. 

ii. William A.'' Cox, — ^born December 21, 1830; married (i), 
October 21, 1853, Almira S. Tolman, of Boston, (2) in 1856, Char- 
lotte Phipps; settled on an extensive tract of land on the coast of 
Oregon. 

Children : *. Wm, Frank, ii, Emily, Hi. Lilla, iv. Charles. 

iii. Mary Eliza Cox, — ^bom, April 15, 1833; died, November 17, 
1909; unmarried. 

iv. Nancy Welner^ Cox, — ^bom, July 16, 1835 ; married, May 6, 
1859, Joseph E. Woodworth, of Corning. 

Children: i. Abel M., ii, Benjamin F. [i. Frederick, ii. Frank- 
lin-^Eaton.] 

V. Abraham Bigelow^ Cox, — ^born. May 14, 1838; for some 
years, manager of a gold mine; now manager of a fertilizer com- 
I)any ; living at Isaac's Harbor, Guyesborough County, Nova Scotia ; 
married Lorinda McMillan, of the same county. 

Children : i. Laura, ii. Frederick, iii. Bertha, iv, Harry, v. Nelltc, 
vi, a child, vii, a child, viii. a child. 

vi. Isaac Newton^ Cox, — farmer, Kingsport, Nova Scotia ; bom, 
December 12, 1840; married, November 18, 1891, Qara Hale 
(Moore) Johnson, daughter of Richard M. A. and Olivia (Ward) 
Moore. 

Children: *. Mary, ii, Burnthorne, iii. Roland. 

vii. Samuel Bigelow^ Cox, — ^born, 1842; died November 8, 
1846. 

viii. Jacob Whitman^ Cox, (Reverend), — Congregational min- 
ister, Sheffield Academy, Sunbury County, New Brunswick, Cana- 
da ; bom, November 28, 1846 ; married, September 18, 1878, Esther 
daughter of James Tupper, of an old Connecticut family, the first of 
the name in Nova Scotia being Eliakim who came with the Ameri- 
can colonists in 1760, to settle on lands vacated by the Acadians. 
forcibly expatriated in 1753. 

Children : i. Josephine Mgy, ii. William Everett, iii. Nellie Stan- 
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ix. Joseph Piert^ Cox, — ^land agent, Winnipeg, Manitoba; born, 
August 24, 1849; married (i) Selia Tupper, of Medford, Nova 
Scotia (2) widow of — . 

Children: (first marriage), 1. a son, (second marriage), 11. a son, 
Hi. a son, 

X. Daniel David^ Cox, — foreman in tool factory, Collinsville, 
Connecticut; b. in Nova Scotia, Jan. 27, 1852; m. Dec. 25, 1875, 
Annie Borden, of Coming, Nova Scotia. 

Children: t. Ralph B. (M, D.), ii. Frank, m. Vera, iv. Percy, v. a 
daughter. 

All of Comwallis. Commodore Preble, in his genealogy of the 
family, mentions two other sons, Benjamin and Archeson. 

CHILDREN OF THE REV. SAMUEL* COX AND LAVINIA HAMILTON, HIS 

WIFE. 

i. Richard^ Cox, (Samuel®, Harry*, John*, John", John", Wil- 
liam*), — of Boston. 

ii. Rebecca^ Anne, — Milton, Massachusetts; unmarried. 

iii. Samuel^ Cox, — Milton; wounded in the Civil War, 1865; 
unm. 

iv. Sarah^ Cox, — m. Thomas Martin, of Milton. 

vi. Edward^ Cox, — d. of consumption in 1822, in his i8th year. 

vii. George^ Cox, m. Augusta Gerrish. 

viii. Joseph^ Cox, — ^m. Eliza Akins. 

children of JOHN A.* COX AND RUTH WOODWORTH, HIS WIFE. 

i. Sarah' Cox, (John A.', Harry *, John*, John*, John*, Wil- 
liam*), of Comwallis; m. Silas Patterson. 
V. Ruth' Cox, — m. Benjamin Bigelow. 
vi. RuBiE Anne' Cox, — m. Forsythe. 

CHILDREN OF GARLAND* COX AND ELIZA KEZIA PINEO, HIS WIFE. 

i. Louisa' Cox, (Garland®, Harry", John*, John', John-, Wil- 
liam^),— of Horton, Nova Scotia; m. John W. Taylor. 
ii. Garland' Cox, — of Comwallis; m. Anne Borden, 
iii. George Davenport' Cox, — (Reverend), m. Ada Davison. 
iv. Joseph H.' Cox, — (Reverend) ; m. Ada Davison. 
v. E. Obadiah' Cox, — (Reverend) ; m. Emily Parker. 

children of JOHN H.® COX AND ARDELIA BECKWITH, HIS WIFE. 

i. Emily' Cox, (John H.*, John', John*, John*, John^ William^), 
m- Fred Robison. 

ii. Lucy' Cox, — ^m. George McDonald. 

iii. Mart A.' Cox, d. ; unm. 

iv. James H.' Cox, — m. Jane McNab. 
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vi. Elizabeth^ Cox, — d. young. 

vii. A Child, — d. young. All of Cornwallis. 

CHILDREN OF JAMES** COX AND OLIVE EATON, HIS WIFE. 

i. OuviA^ Cox, (James®, John', John*, John', John*, William^),— 
m. Nelson Strong, of Horton. 

ii. Sarah^ Cox, — m. William Woodsman of Horton. 

iii. LucY^ Cox,— of Cornwallis. 

iv. Adelice^ Cox, — m. William Shaw. 

viii. Annie^ Cox, — m. Dodge. 

CHILDREN OF EDWARD M.® COX AND MARY A. PINEO, HIS WIFE. 

i. George E.^ Cox, (Edward M.«, John*, John*, John', John% 
William^), — of Horton; m. Julia Kinsman. 

ii. Frederic^ Cox, — ^mariner; m. Sarah Whitney. 

iii. Elizabeth^ Cox, — ^m. Howard Fuller, of Horton. 

iv. Abram J.^ Cox, — of Horton ; m. April i8, 1868, Rosie Marsh. 

vi. Eunice L.^ Cox, — m. John Armstrong, of Horton. 

vii. William Simmonds^ Cox, — ^m. Arabella Armstrong. 

CHILDREN OF ISRAEL® COX AND JANE GIVEN, HIS WIFE. 

i. Arthur^ Cox, (Israel®, Ebenezer*^, Thomas*, Thomas', John*, 
William^), — b. Sept. i, 1789; d., April 15, 1828; m., Feb. 19, 1819, 
Nancy Elliot. 

ii. William^ Cox, — b., Aug. 12, 1791 ; d., June i, 1855; "^- 1821, 
Rachel Fuller who d. Oct. 10, 1841, aged 45 years and eight months. 

iii. Jenny^ Cox, — b. Jan. 7, 1795; d. Dec. 2, 1884; m. 1821, Cap- 
tain Simon Elliott who d. 1851. 

children of HUGH® COX AND MARY DUNBAR, HIS WIFE. 

i. Mary^ Cox, (Hugh®, Ebenezer"', Thomas*, Thomas', John^ 
William^), — ^b. May 2, 1800. 

ii. Emma Jane^ Cox, — b. Jan. 27, 1802. 

iii. LuciNDA^ Cox, — ^b. Feb., 1805. 

iv. Clarice^ Cox, — ^b. Jan. 28, 1807. 

V. George Thomas^ Cox, — b. Oct. 16, 1813. 

vi. Nancy Glidden^ Cox, — b. June 23, 1816. 

CHILDREN OF ALEXANDER® COX AND RUTH HOWIJVND, HIS FIRST WIFE. 

i. Thurza^ Cox, (Alexander®, Ebenezer"', Thomas*, Thomas', 
John*, William^), — ^b. 1805; d. in Kan.; m. Hugh Gordon. 

ii. Alexander^ Cox, — ^b. 1807; d. at Savannah, Ga., Sept., 1840. 

iii. RoxANNA^ Cox, — b. July 29, 1808; d. July i, 1872; m. Elijah 
Crockett, of Rockland, Me. 

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arine Ulmer, of Rockland ; adopted by James Fales ; name changed 
to Fales. 

V. George^ Cox, — b. May 13, 1812; d. 1895; master mariner; m. 
Eliza Ann Fossett. 

CHILDREN OF ALEXANDER* COX AND MARGARET HOWLAND, HIS SEC- 
OND WIFE. 

vi. Elizabeth^ Cox, — b. 1814; d. April 29, 1888; m. Samuel 
Richards, of Eden, Me. 

vii. Emily' Cox, — b. 1816; m. Charles Crockett. 

viii. Isaac' Cox, — ^b. 1823, at Waldo, Me.; lost overboard from ^ 
ship Gerrick, in the Irish channel. 

All bom at Bristol, Me., except Isaac. 

Eighth Generation. 

children of EBENEZER' cox and EMMA DEWIS, HIS WIFE. 

i. Annie L.® Cox, (Ebenezer', Joseph', Thomas", John*, John', 
John^ William^),— b. March 3, 1863; m. Dec. 25, 1883, George M. 
Hill, farmer, of Colchester Co., Nova Scotia; no children. 

ii. Margaret E.® Cox, — ^b. Nov. 13, 1864; m. Frank W. Loomer. 

iii. Newman H. D.® Cox, M. D., — Arlington, Md. ; b. in Nova 
Scotia, Jan. 28, 1868; spent some years in Africa as a medical mis- 
sionary ; m. Louise H. Heyn. 

iv. Mary N.® Cox, — b. February 18, 1870; m. Clemene D. McLal- 
lan. 

v. Nancy C.® Cox, — ^b. Oct. 12, 1872; m. Augustus W. Dickie. 

vi. JuANiTA® Cox, — ^b. Sept. 28, 1875 ; d. Nov. 2*, 1879. 

vii. Florence E.® Cox, — ^b. Oct. 22, 1879; m. Charles M. Tupper. 

viii. Louise A.® Cox, — ^b. July 4, 1884: m. Walter R. Woodburn. 

children of nancy W.^ cox AND JOSEPH E. WOODWORTH, HER HUS- 
BAND. 

i. Abel M.® Woodworth, (Nancy W.^ Cox, Joseph*, Thomas*, 
John^, John", John^, William^), — ^lawyer. New York, 
ii. Benjamin F.® Woodworth, — cashier, New York. 

children of the rev. JACOB WHITMAN^ COX AND ESTHER TUPPER, 

his wife. 

i. Josephine May® Cox, (Jacob W.^ Joseph", Thomas*, John*, 
John*, John^ William*),— b. 1880; m. 1906, the Rev. Silas W. An- 
thony, of Cowansville, Quebec. 

Children; 1. Byron Kenneth. 

ii. William Everett* Cox, — engineering draughtsman, Winni- 
peg, Manitoba ; b. 1881 ; m. 1907, Janella, eldest daughter of James 
and Dorothy Williamson, of Tniro. 

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iii. Nellie Stanley® Cox, — twin sister of William E. ; b. 1881 ; 
teacher in Vancouver. 

iv. Clara Wilkes Curry* Cox, — ^b. 1887; teacher, Montreal, 
Canada. 

V. Bertha Crow® Cox, — ^b. 1888; teacher; Vancouver. 

vi. Victor Joseph* Cox, — b. 1889; accountant, Bank of Nova 
Scotia, San Juan, Porto Rico, West Indies. 

children of GEORGE^ COX AND ELIZA ANN FOSSETT, HIS WIFE. 

i. Arthur* Cox, (George^, Alexander*, Ebenezer*, Thomas*, 
^ Thomas*, John*, William^), — of Bristol, Me.; b. March 21. 1840; 
m. Dec. 22, 188 1, Elizabeth Morton. 

ii. Sarah Elizabeth* Cox, — b. March 3, 1843 J d- F^b. i, 1845. 

iii. George F.* Cox, — ^accountant. Maiden, Mass.; b. Feb. 23, 
1845; educated at Newcastle Academy, Me.; m. Jan. 27, 1876, 
Adelle Rose, daughter of Alton Burkett, of Maiden. 

Children : i. Ernestine Yates, ii. George Ralph, iii. Bertrand El- 
vin, iv. Adelle Marion, v. Kenneth Cleveland, vi. Malcolm. 

iv. Maria A.* Cox, — ^b. Sept. 23, 1848. 

V. Rookie Ella* Cox, — ^b. Dec. i, 1850; d. Jan. i, 1888; m. Aug. 
28, 1872, Captain John E. Yates, of Bristol, Me. 

Ninth Generation. 

children of JOSEPHINE MAY* COX AND THE REV. SILAS W. ANTHONY, 

HER HUSBAND. 

i. Byron Kenneth* Anthony, (Josephine May* Cox, Jacob 
W.^, Joseph*, Thomas*, John*, John*, John*, William^), — b. 1907. 

children of william everett* cox and janella williamson, his 

wife. 

i. Newman Webster* Cox, (William E.*, Jacob W.^, Joseph*, 
Thomas*, John*, John*, John*, William^),— b. Feb. 13, 1911 ; d. Feb. 
23, 1911. 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE F.* COX AND ADELLE ROSE BURKETT, HIS WIFE. 

i. Ernestine Yates* Cox, (George F.*, George^ Alexander*, 
Ebenezer*, Thomas*, Thomas*, John*, William^), — b. Dec. 19, 1876. 
ii. George Ralph* Cox, — ^b. Jan. 5, 1878. 
iii. Bertrand Elvin* Cox, — ^b. March 18, 1880. 
iv. Adelle Marion* Cox, — ^b. April 2, 1883. 
V. Kenneth Cleveland* Cox, b. Oct. 23, 1887. 
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MARYLAND. 

FRAGMENTARY RECORDS. 

WiLXiAM Cox, Gent. — b. in Scarclif f e, Derbyshire, England, May 
26, 1607 ; d. 1649 ; later of Isle of Kent, Maryland ; appointed Con- 
servator of the Peace, at St. Mary's, Feb. 7, 1637; assessed 30 1, 
Aug. 2, 1642, to meet demands of Burgesses of St. Mary's Hun- 
dred; appointed Commissioner of Kent, Sept. 28, 1644; appointed 
by Gov. Calvert, Apr. 18, 1647, <>• s., together wilii Captain Robert 
Vaughan, to try, and hear certain causes and civil actions ; his will 
Oct. I, 1647, probated Oct. 14, 1649, names wife, Frances and chil- 
dren: i. Eli::(Aeth, n. William; land to son; personalty to wife and 
child. 

Frances Cox, — will Jan. 26, 1647 1 probated Oct. 18, 1647 ; Capt. 
Robert Vaughan, executor ; estate left in trust for child, unnamed. 
[See Md. Archives and Calendars of Wills.] 

William Cox, — ^Doorkeeper of the Lower House; assessed by 
Assembly, 1676, — 1600 1 tobacco ; perhaps son of the above. 

Richard Cox, — one of those transported by Mr. Thomas Copley 
and Mr. John Knolls, Aug. 8, 1637. [Neill's Founders of Md.] 

Nuncupative will, Sept. 7, 1647; Anthony Rawlings, administra- 
tor and sole legatee. [Cal. of Wills.] 

James Cox, also spelled Coxe; elected Burgess, Apr. 5, 1650, "by 
the freeman of that part of the Province of Mary Land called Prov- 
idence." The House of Burgesses met at New Providence, (now 
called Annapolis), and James Cox was chosen Speaker, "Apr. 6, 
1650, Sabbath." On Apr. 25, he was appointed by the Governor to 
revise the laws made by the last Assembly. He is said to have sec- 
onded the resolution, offered by Lord Baltimore, to grant religious 
toleration in the colony of Maryland. His bill against the County 
of Anne Arundel for services rendered, at the rate of 50 1 (tobacco) 
per day, was 1850 1 for thirty-seven days. He was himself assessed 
2000 1 tobacco by the assembly of 1676; living 1678-82. [Md. Ar- 
chives, etc.] 

Hbnry Cox, — had a plantation in St. Mary's Co., 1651-6; Putux- 
ent River, 1654, '86, '94 ; Culvert Co., 1668 ; Kent Co. 1689 ; bought 
land on Schuylkill River, 1686; called Doctor; grand jury, 1696; m. 
widow Ward. 

Edward Cox, — of Kent Co. ; took oath of allegiance to the Com- 
monwealth of England, without King or Lords, April 5, 1652; 
signed with his mark; witness to will of Sarah Harris, May 16, 
1681 ; executor and beneficiary of will of Charles Stuart, of Kent 
Island, Aug. 26, 1688, probated Sept. 11, 1688; executor of will of 
Thomas Townsing of Anne Arundel Co., Dec. 9, 1699, probated 
Jan. 3, 1700 — Edward Cox, Susan Cox, his wife, and John Cox, 
beneficiaries. [See Hanson's Old Kent, and Cal. of Wills.] 

Joseph Cox, — father of Anthony Cox. 

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acres on the Choptanke River, by will, from William Dawson, Dec 
lo, 1666, probated July 21, 1688; had barnstone surveyed for him, 
June 8, 1683; land in Talbot Co., 1694; witness of will of Samuel 
Abbott, Jr., of Talbot Co., Sept. 13, 1698 ; his own will, dated Dec. 
2, 1695, probated, Aug. 20, 1700, — John Abbott, executor; real and 
personal estate to be equally divided between his children. 

Children : i. Joseph, ii. Anthony, iiV. Alice. 

Joseph Cox, — witness of will of Edward Plestoo, of Kent Co., 
Md., carpenter, Dec. 15, probated Aug. 2, 1727. 

Thomas Cox, — Calvert Co., will, Feb. 23, 1675, probated May 19, 
1676; wife Anne and heirs, of Laycocke, Wiltshire, England, lega- 
tees of entire estate, real and personal. In event of wife's death 
without issue, estate to pass to children of testator's sister — ^all unm. 

Thomas Cox, — Talbot Co., gave deed to H. Dawson, 1668 ; taxed 
1678-81; will, Feb. 21, 1684; probated. May 20, 1685; wife, Sarah. 

Children : i. Thomas, Jr., iu William, Hi, Hannah, iv. Sarah. 

David Cox, — ^proprietor, 1685 — [Annapolis Land Records.] 

Thomas Cox, — planter, Sept. 3, 1697; in 1702, owned estate 
called "Friend's Denial." 

Thomas Cocks, — witness of will, Talbot Co., Nov. 6, 1702. 

John Cox, — Talbot Co.; witness of will, Nov. 2, 1674; had deed 
from Edward Williams, 1668; he and Anne gave deed, 1671 ; gave 
deed to Henry Parker, 1672. 

John Cox, — of Kent Co., legatee of Thomas Townsing, of Anne 
Arundel Co., Dec. 9, 1699. (See, Edward Cox). 

George Cox, — ^planter, St. Mary's Co., witness, Jan. 12, 1671 ; 
will, Sept. 17, 1710; probated Nov. 1710; wife, Mary. 

Children: i. Mary, wife of Lawrence Dillon, his executor, u. 
William, a minor. 

Jeremie Cox, — beneficiary of will of James Ogdon, Feb., 1675. 

Jeremie Cox, — Calvert Co. ; witness, Feb. 7, 1675. 

John Cox, — Cecil Co.; bondsman 1681-3. 

Audrey Cox, — will, July 15, 1684. 

Mary Cox, — conditional legatee, will of Joseph Simmons, Balti- 
more Co., July 27, 1691 ; witness Sept. 7, 1703. 

Henry Cox,— brother-in-law and executor of James Leech, of 
Calvert Co.; will of the latter. May 3, 1700; Henry Cox, Jr., and 
Rebecca Cox, his cousin, beneficiaries of the will ; Henry Cox and 
heirs, residuary legatees of estate in Maryland and England. 

Sold property in Calvert Co. to Richard Stallings. 

James Cox, — witness, Charles Co., 1702. 

Captain James Cox, — one of the original members of "The An- 
cient and Honorable Mechanical Company, of Baltimore," organ- 
ized Sept. 22, 1763, said to be the oldest civic organization in the 
United States; in 1769, aided, with others, in procuring by general 
subscription, an engine for the extinguishment of fires. In 1773, 
with others, he bought the lot corner of Front and Fayette streets, 
where the shot tower now stands, and there built the First Baptist 
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of "Rebels," many of them following Cox to the front when the 
Revolutionary War broke out. He was a member of the Sons of 
Liberty and among the first, if not the first, to enroll a company 
in Baltimore for the defense of the colonies ; member of Commit- 
tee of Observation, July 13, 1775, and as such, appointed with anoth- 
er, to search the house of James Christie, a supposed Tory, for arms 
and ammunition intended for the British. In 1776, he received his 
Captain's Commission and his Company became a part of the Bal- 
timore town Battalion. On Dec. 13, 1776, he was directed to have 
his troops in readiness to march to Philadelphia ; one of a company 
who, on March 25, 1777, entered the house of William Goddard, 
who had been ordered to leave the town and county and had re- 
fused; at the battle of Brandy wine, Sept. 11, 1777; joined Gen. 
Wayne, Sept. 21st; killed at the battle of Germantown, Oct. 4, 
1777; the first Maryland soldier killed during the Revolution. Prior 
to his enlistment in the army, Captain Cox was the most fashion- 
able tailor in Baltimore and apparently, a man of excellent educa- 
tion. His prominence in local affairs and his sturdy patriotism 
bear witness to the qualities of leadership which he possessed and 
to his strength and decision of character. But for his untimely 
death he would undoubtedly have attained greater distinction. ( See, 
"The Ancient and Honorable Mechanical Co/' by George W. Mc- 
Cray). 

His wife was Mary , a pious woman, apparently, one of 

whose letters to her husband, written shortly before his death, has 
been preserved. She carried on a fashionable millinery establish- 
ment for years afterwards and d. Feb. 20, 1789, in reduced cir- 
cumstances. No record, has been found either of his ancestry 
or descendants. It is possible he may have been the James Cox, 
nephew of the Rev. James Cox, of old Chester, mentioned by the 
latter in his will, 1752. 

John Cox, — ^a member of Assembly of the Freemen of Mary- 
land, July 26, 1775. Delegate from County of Cecil, to meeting at 
Annapolis, same date. [Md. Mag. of Hist.] 

William Cox, Samuel Cox, — sign petition in the interest of 
Patrick Graham, 1775. 

EzEKiEL Cox, — officer in militia, Frederick Co., 1776. 

Walter Cox, — a gentleman, willing to serve as an officer in eith- 
er the Continental or Provincial army. 

Henry Cox, — ^appointed for the upper part of Monocacy Hun- 
dred, to solicit money for the Revolutionary War. 

John Cox, — assistant clerk, Baltimore Yearly Meeting, Society 
of Friends, 12th day, loth month to the i6th, inclusive, 1795; m. 
Sept. 4, 1800, Matilda Bowen Lee Smith, daughter of Dr. Walter 
Smith, of Georgetown, D. C, and left issue. 

James Cox,— cashier, Bank of Baltimore, chartered, 1795 — capi- 
tal $1,200,000. 

Dr. James Cocke, — lecturer on Anatomy, Baltimore, 1800; in 
l&p, with others, applied to the Legislature for the privilege of es- 
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THE COX FAMILY OF CECIL COUNTY. 

GiSBERT (or Gybert) Coxe, — witness of will of Andrew Cle- 
ment, of Cecil Co., July 30, 1685 ; also of will of Jef f ry Peterson, of 
same county, Nov. 21, 1709. 

Thomas Coxe, and heirs, — plantation on Buck Creek, Sassafras 
River, left them by Robert Crooke, of Cecil Co. ; see will of Crooke, 
June 9, 1687, probated August 28, 1693. 

Thomas Cox, — ^witness of will of Thomas Linsey, of Cecil Co., 
March 18, 1697, probated April 17, 1698. 

Thomas Cox, — of Cecil Co., will, March 20, 1712-13, probated, 
June 9, 1713, mentions wife, Katherine, executrix, three children, 
John, Katherine and Brig git, minors ; witnesses, William Husbands, 
Henry Hendrickson. 

John Cocks, — son of Thomas; godson of John Mann, of Cedl 
Co., who by will, March 9, 1702-3, probated, March 29, 1703, left 
him 100 acres, part of "Stanaway.'* 

Benjamin Cock, — witness of will of John Stavely, of Cecil Co., 
Nov. I, 1702, probated Nov. 11, same year; kinsman and executor, 
will of Jeffry Peterson, of Cecil Co., Nov. 21, 1721 ; Gybert Cox, 
witness of same. 

First Generation. 

JoHN^ Cox, — of Cecil Co., Md."; d. 1785; lived on a farm of 
about 800 acres, on the Sassafras River ; perhaps the son of Thom- 
as Coxe who inherited in 1687, from Robert Crooke, of Cecil Co., 
a plantation on Sassafras River ; mentioned in will of Thomas Cox. 
of Cecil Co., June 9, 1713 ; will of John Cox, recorded at Elkton, Md. 

Children: t. John, n. Sophia, m. Benjamin, iv. Rebecca, v. Sam- 
uel, vi. Eliza, vii. Elisha, viii. Thomas, ix. George, x. Eliza, xi. Alice. 

Second Generation, 
children of john cox and , his wife. 

i. JoHN^ Cox, (John^), — d. 1824; unm. 

ii. Sophia^ Cox, — m. Dr. Miller ; d. about 1830. 

iii. Benjamin^ Cox, — d. about 1822 ; unm. ; lived at Tuscaloosa, 
Ala. 

iv. Rebecca* Cox, — ^m. ; lived in Baltimore. 

V. Samuel* Cox, — purser on the "Leon Sergent" ; lost at sea. 

vi. Eliza* Cox, vii. Elisha* Cox, — d. young; twins. 

viii. Thomas* Cox, — of Cecil Co., Md. ; b. Jan. 6, 1772; d. Sept. 
29, 1827 ; m. by Rev. Dr. Frost, Rector, St. Philip's Church, Charles- 
ton, July 5, 1801, Rachel Eliza Chandler, of Qiarleston, S. C. : b. 
Darlington, S. C, June 11, 1780; d. Greenville, S. C, Aug. 4, 1855. 

Children : t. Samuel, ii, Rebecca M., iii. John C, iv. Thomas Ma- 
son, ZK C. Elizabeth, vi. James M. 

ix. George* Cox,— Captain U. S. Navy; d. about 1827; buried 
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in the war with Tripoli; commander of the Essex; taken prisoner 
and released; resigned before 1809; about 1818, removed to Tus- 
caloosa ; m. the widow of Thomas Carson ; one son, who died and 
was buried with him. 

X. Eliza' Cox, — 

xi. Alice* Cox, — d. about 1827; m. John Worth, 1824-5; ^^ 
children. 

Third Generation. 

children of thomas* cox and rachel eliza chandler, his wife. 

i. Samuel" Cox, (Thomas', John^), — ^b. July 26, 1804; d. Dec. 
12, 1885. 

ii. Rebecca Margaret' Cox, — b. May 2, 1808 ; m. at her father's 
house in Charieston, by the Rev. John Honor, Dec. 5, 1822, to John 
Markley; twelve children. 

iii. John C. Cox, — ^b. Nov. 29, 1810 ; d. of yellow fever, Charles- 
ton, Sept. II, 1824. 

iv. Thomas Mason' Cox, — b. in Charleston, Oct. 17, 1813; d. 
Sept. 22, 1879; n^- Ju"^ 24, 1846, at Trinity Church, Plattsburg, N, 
Y., Rev. Thomas Mallory, officiating, Hannah Julia Skinner, second 
daughter of St. John Bull Lawrence Skinner, b. Plattsburg, N. Y., 
Oct. 18, 1824, d. June i, 1904. 

Children: i. Louise Skinner, ii, Mary Elisabeth, iii, St. John, iv, 
Anna Rachel, v, Thomas Augustus — all b. in Greenville, S. C. 

V. Catharine Elizabeth* Cox, — b. Oct. 6, 1815; d. May 9, 
1856; m. William H. Watson, of Greenville, S. C, about 1840; four 
children. 

vi. James M.' Cox, — b. Oct. 21, 1817; d. in Charleston, Nov. 27, 
1842. 

Fourth Generation. 

children of THOMAS MASON^ COX AND HANNAH JULIA SKINNER. 

i. Louise Skinner* Cox, (Thomas M.*, Thomas^. John^), — b. 
April 19, 1847 J "^- i" Christ Church, Greenville, S. C, by Rev. Elli- 
son Capers, afterwards, Bishop Capers, June 24, 1869, to John 
Francis Lanneau, now of Wake Forest College, N. C. 

Children: i, John Francis, Jr., ii. Hannah Rene, iii. Susie Cam- 
eron, iv, Thomas Cox, v, Mary Fleet, zn. Sophie Stephens, vii. 
Charles Gildersleeve, viii, Henry Cox, ix, Louise Cox, 

ii. Mary Elizabeth* Cox, — ^b. Feb. 2, 1850; teacher. 

iii. St. John* Cox, — ^b. at Westfield, on Saluda River, July 24, 
1852; d. at Greenville, S. C, Feb. i, 1888; C. E., Lehigh University; 
practiced his profession, at Salinas City, San Diego, and in North 
Carolina and Georgia. 

iv. Anne Rachel* Cox, — b. June 6, 1856; d. April 14, 1890. 

v. Thomas Augustus* Cox, — of Cullowhee, N. C. : b. Aug. 19^ 
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Kate, b. Jan. 21, 1869, daughter of Daniel David Davies; Rev. D. 
Hillhouse Brice, officiating. 

Children: i. Thomas Augustus, ii, St. John, Hi, David Davies, iv. 
Henry Leon, v. George Chandler, vi. Katharine Elisabeth, 

Fifth Generation. 

CHILDREN of LOUISE SKINNER* COX AND JOHN FRANCIS LANNEAU. 

i. John Francis' Lanneau, Jr., (Louise S.* Cox, Thomas M.,* 
Thomas^ John^), — b. Aug. 25, 1870; d. Aug. 31, 1870. 

ii. Hannah Rene*^ Lanneau, — ^b. Aug. 1871 ; m. Otho Kemp 
Holding, April 25, 1895. 

Children : 1. Louise Cox, ii. Nannie Catharine, Hi. Susie Lanneau, 
iV. Hannah Rene. 

iii. Susie Cameron' Lanneau, — ^b. June 16, 1873; i"- William 
Royal Powell, Feb. 6, 1896. 

Children: i. William Columbus, ii. Annie Rene, iii. Susie Cam- 
eron. 

iv. Thomas Cox' Lanneau, — ^b. Nov. 16, 1875 ; d. Dec. 8, 1875. 

V. Mary Fleet' Lanneau, — ^b. Jan. 13, 1877; teacher. 

vi. Sophie Stephens' Lanneau, — ^b. Aug. 19, 1880; missionary 
in Soochow, China. 

vii. Charles Gildersleeve' Lanneau, — b. Sept. 10, 1882; d. 
Aug. 9, 1887. 

viii. Henry Cox' Lanneau, — ^b. May 19, 1884; in business. 

ix. Louise Cox' Lanneau, — b. Feb. 14, 1887; teacher. 

children of THOMAS AUGUSTUS* COX AND CORA KATE DAVIES. 

i. Thomas Augustus' Cox, (Thomas A.*, Thomas M.*, Thom- 
as^, John^),— b. Sept. 14, 1888. 

ii. St. John' Cox, — ^b. Nov. 23, 1890. 

iii. David Davies' Cox, — ^b. Oct. 20, 1892. 

iv. Henry Leon' Cox, — ^b. Aug. 22, 1894. 

V. George Chandler' Cox, — ^b. May 14, 1896. 

vi. Katharine Elizabeth' Cox, — ^b. April 26, 1901. 

Sixth Generation. 

children of HANNAH RENE' LANNEAU AND OTHO KEMP HOLDING. 

i. Louise Cox* Holding, (Hannah R.' Lanneau, Louise S.* Cox, 
Thomas M.", Thomas*, John^), — ^b. Feb. 17, 1896. 
ii. Nannie Catharine' Holding, — ^b. Sept. 13, 1897. 
iii. Susie Lanneau* Holding, — ^b. Jan. 31, 1901. 
iv. Hannah rene' Holding, — b. Sept. 16, 1903. 

children of SUSIE CAMERON' LANNEAU AND WILLIAM ROYALL 
POWELL, HER HUSBAND. 

i. William Columbus' Powell, (Susie C Lanneau. Louise S.* 
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ii. Annie Rene* Powell, — b. April 8, 1905. 
iii. Susie Cameron Powell, — ^b. July 22, 1907. 

DANIEL COX, OF TALBOT COUNTY. 

First Generation. 

Daniel* Cox, — d. before Dec. 28, 171 1 ; lived in Talbot Co. ; wit- 
ness to a will in Dorchester Co., Oct. 25, 1700; m. Sarah . 

Children : i. Betsey, ii. Sarah, iii. Margaret, iv. Daniel, v. Mary. 

Second Generation. 

children of DANIEL* COX AND SARAH , HIS WIFE. 

i. Betsey* Cox, (Daniel*), — ^b. Nov. 7, 1691 ; m. Thomas Cannon. 

ii. Sarah* Cox, — b. Sept. 15, 1693 ; m. Wylkinson. 

iii. Margaret* Cox, — b. July 20, 1695 ; m. John Willis. 

iv. Daniel* Cox, — b. March 7, 1696; m. Jan. 3, 1725, Ann, a 

daughter of Powell ; lived in Dorchester Co. 

Children : i. Powell, ii. Isaac. 

v. Mary* Cox, — ^b. Sept. 8, 1701 ; m. Stephen Durden. 

Third Generation, 
children of daniel* cox and ann powell, his wife. 

i. Powell* Cox, (Daniel*, Daniel*), — ^b. April, 1727; m. (i), 
Mary, b. Aug. 30, 1752, daughter of son (?) David; (2) Ann . 

Children : ». Daniel Powell, ii. Ann, iii. Nicholas, iv. Edward, v. 
Sarah. 

ii. Isaac' Cox, — b. about 1729; m. July i, 1757, Rachel, daughter 
of Atkinson. 

Children: «. Joseph, b. April 20, 1757; «. Isaac, b. Nov. 11, 1759; 
iii Elisabeth, b. May i, 1761, iv. Daniel, b. Dec. 11. 1764. 

[From data gathered by Douglas Merritt, Esq., Rhinebeck, N. Y.] 

Fourth Generation. 

Captain Daniel Powell* Cox, (Isaac*, Daniel*, Daniel^), — ^b. 
May I, 1755; 2nd Lieutenant, Delaware Regiment, Nov. 30, 1776; 
1st Lieutenant, April 5, 1777; served to the close of the Revolu- 
tionary War ; brevet Captain, Sept. 30, 1783. 

FAMILY OF ISAAC COX, OF TALBOT COUNTY. 
First Generation. 

IsAAc^ Cox,— of Talbot Co.; one of the earliest settlers of the 
Eastern Store of Maryland; belonged to the Society of Friends; 
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Second Generation. 

Isaac* Cox, (Isaac^), — of Talbot Co., b. about 1710; m. about 
Jan. 22, 1734, Rachel, daughter of Kenelm Skillington and Lydia 
Croxton, of Talbot Co. ; banns published in Tredhaven Meeting Rec- 
ords. There were two persons of the name of Isaac Cox, father 
and son, presumably, living between 1730 and 1740. 

Children: 1. Isaac, ti. Sarah. 

Third Generation, 
children of isaac* cox and rachel skillington, his wife. 

i. Isaac' Cox, (Isaac*, Isaac^), — b. 1735; d. Dec. 28, 1773; m. 
April 7, 1763, Susanna, b. June 14, 1744, daughter of Samuel Han- 
son and Sipple, of Kent Co., Del.; removed from Elaston, 

Md., to Little Creek, Kent Co., Del., Oct. 29, 1761 ; with his wife, 
deeded "Cox's Hazard," part of Chamber's Addition, to Henry 
Sherwood, June 8, 1770; his widow, Susanna, m. Jonathan Hunn, 
Jan. 30, 1782, of which marriage there were two sons; she d. at 
Rahway, N. J., Oct. 5, 1819. 

Children : i, Priscilla, it, Samuel, Hi. James, iv, Isaac, v. Thomas 
Hanson, vi, Susanna. 

Fourth Generation. 

CHILDREN of ISAAC* COX AND SUSANNA HANSON, HIS WIFE. 

i. Priscilla* Cox, (Isaac*, Isaac', Isaac^), — b. Jan. 21, 1764: d. 
Sept. 26, 1787 ; m. Isaac Hawson, Dec. 8, 1785. 

li. Samuel* Cox, — b. April 26, 1765 ; d. Oct. 25, 1774. 

iii. James* Cox, — b. at Dover, Del., Dec. 28, 1766; d. Jan. 4, 1801 : 
m. January 13, 1791, Elizabeth, b. Aug. 28, 1768, daughter of Benja- 
min Shepherd and Rachel Thomas, of Philadelphia. He is described 
as having been "five feet eight and a half inches in height, with hazel 
eyes and brown, curly hair." He was literary in his taste, and had a 
fine library. He was associated in business with Mr. Liddon, of 
Philadelphia, and later, was a member of the dry goods house of 
Cox, Whitehead and Co. of New York, 1800; removed from Phila- 
delaphia to Rahway, N. J., in 1792, and d. there, from a sudden chill 
after a journey; buried in Arch street cemetery, Philadelphia. His 
widow d. in Philadelphia, August 10, 1862. 

Children : i. Mary Liddon, ii. Samuel Hanson, iii. Susan Hanson, 
iv. James, v. Abraham Liddon. 

iv. Isaac* Cox, — b. Oct. 6, 1768; d. July i, 1839; m. (i) in 1793, 
Rebecca Shoemaker, (2) in 1795, Sarah Reynolds; several children. 

v. Thomas Hanson* Cox, — ^b. Aug. 27, 1770; d. Sept. 13, 1772. 

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Fifth Generation, 
children of james* cox and elizabeth shepherd, his wife. 

i. Mary Liddon* Cox, (James*, Isaac'*, Isaac*, Isaac^), — ^b. Nov. 
6, 1791 ; d. July 10, 1869; unm. 

ii. Rev. Samuel Hanson' Cox, D. D., LL.D., — ^b. at Rahway, 
N. J., Aug. 25, 1793; d. at Bronxville, N. Y., Oct. 2, 1880; removed 
10 Philadelphia in 1801 ; educated at Weston, Pa. ; studied law at 
Newark, 181 1 ; served in a volunteer regiment of riflemen in the 
war of 1812; was baptized in March, 1813; studied theology; was 
ordained and installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Mend- 
ham, N. J., July I, 1817, and of the Spring Street Church, New 
York, December 25, 1820; one of the founders of the New York 
University ; went to Europe for his health in 1833 and took a prom- 
inent position in English religious and social circles ; became Profes- 
sor of Pastoral Theology at Auburn Seminary in 1834 and pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, in 1837; Moderator of the 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, 1846; retired, April, 
1854, to Owego, N. Y., but preached frequently in New York and 
elsewhere; lived for twelve years at Bronxville, N. Y., where he 
died; funeral at the Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn which was 
originally built for him. 

During the active years of his ministry, he stood in the front 
rank of the American clergy. His pronounced anti-slavery senti- 
ments caused him to be mobbed, and his house and the church in 
Spring Street, New York, which he was serving at the time, were 
sacked by the lawless elements. His opposition to slavery may have 
been in part, an inheritance from his Quaker ancestry, but with the 
theolc^cal views of the disciples of George Fox, he, apparently, 
had little sympathy, if we may judge from a somewhat famous vol- 
ume which he afterwards published, entitled : "Quakerism not Chris- 
tianity." He was the author also of "Interviews, Memorable and 
Useful," and of many occasional discourses of more or less public 
interest. His scholarly attainments were recognized by his election 
to the chair of Sacred Rhetoric, at Auburn, and, later, to that of Ec- 
clesiastical History, in Union Theological Seminary, New York. 

He had a wide reputation also as a preacher and a platform ora- 
tor, and was not less famous for his ready wit than for his gift of 
elouqence. Whether or not, he was seriously disturbed by the fact 
that several of his children, became identified with the Episcopal 
Church, the circumstance gave occasion for more than one illustra- 
tion of his aptness at repartee. To a casual inquiry as to the num- 
ber of his children, he replied that he had ten, five of whom were 
wise and five were Episcopalians. When one of the latter was or- 
dained to the priesthood, a friend remarked to Dr. Cox that he had 
not seen him at the "laying on of hands," to whom he made answer : 
"No, but if I had laid hands on that young man somewhat earlier 
there would have been no occasion for the ceremony to-day." 

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thenticated, are fair samples of the quality of his humor and will 
account for the exceptional power that he had with an audience, 
when wit and wisdom were conjoined to point an argument or give 
emphasis to his public utterances. 

Dr. Cox was twice m., first at Boston, April 7, 181 7, to Abia, 
daughter of Aaron Cleveland and Elizabeth Clement Breed, and 
second, late in life, to Anna Fosdick, daughter of George Bacon and 
Nancy Skinner, at Hartford, Nov. 16, 1^9. 

Children: (all of the first marriage) i. Arthur Cleveland^ it. Sam- 
uel Hanson, m. James Richards, iv. Elizabeth Rozve, v. William^ 
Cowper, vi. Elizabeth Russell, mi. Alfred Roe, viii. Edward Dare 
Griffin, ix, Abia Caroline, x. Mary Lid don, xi. Frances Abia, xii. 
Susan Roe, xiii, Henrietta Wolfe, xiv. Anne Morrison, xv. Maryi 
Lundie, 

iii. Susan Hanson*^ Cox, — b. April 16, 1797; d. Dec. 31, 1831. 

iv. James" Cox, — b. April i6, 1797; d. Dec. 31, 1831. 

V. Abraham Liddon' Cox, M. D., — b. New York, Nov. 23, 1799; 
d. at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, July 28, 1864 ; an eminent phy- 
sician ; resigned his large and lucrative practice in New York, at the 
beginning of the Civil War, and became a surgeon in the army ; was 
promoted to be Surgeon-in-chief of a division : was with the Army 
of the Cumberland at the time of his death which was hastened by 
the labor and exposure incident to the active campaigns of that 
army; rn. Feb. 17, 1825, Abby Ann, daughter of William and Mar>' 
Newbold. 

Children : 1. Mary Newbold, iu Elizabeth, iii. James, iv. John New- 
bold, V. Abraham Liddon, vi. William Augustus, vii. Isabella Liddon. 

Sixth Generation, 
children of saml'el hanson* cox and abia cleveland. 

i. Rt. Rev. Arthur Cleveland* Coxe, D. D., LL.D., (Samuel 
H.', James *, Isaac*, Isaac^, Isaac^), — ^b. at Mendham, N. J., May 10, 
1818; d. July 20, 1896; graduated from New York University, 1838, 
and from the General Theological Seminary in the same city, 1841 : 
m. at St. Paul's Chapel, New York, Sept. 21, 1841, at 6.45 A. M., 
Katharine, daughter of Simeon Hyde and Catharine Qeveland ; or- 
dained deacon, in the Protestant Episcopal Church, June 27, 1841, 
and priest, Sept. 25, 1842; Rector, St. John's Church, Hartford. 
1843-54; Grace Church, Baltimore, 1854-63: Calvary Church, New 
York, 1863-5 1 elected Bishop of Texas in 1856. but declined ; conse- 
crated Assistant Bishop of Western New York, at Geneva, Jan. 4, 
1865, and on April 5, 1865, became Bishop of the diocese, living in 
Buffalo; author of many poetical and theological words and one of 
the most eminent members of the House of Bishops. 

The first volume of his poems, entitled "Christian Ballads" ap- 
peared in 1840. This was followed by "Athanasian and other 
Poems," in 1842, and "Saul, a Mystery, and other Poems," in 1845. 

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pressions of England/' published in 1856, and "Moral Reforms Sug- 
gested in a Pastoral Letter." 

He was widely known also as a writer of hymns, some of which 
have had a wide circulation and are still in current use in churches 
of various names. He died at Clifton Springs, N. Y., after a brief 
illness, and was buried in Trinity Church yard, Geneva, N. Y. 

ii. Rev. Samuel Hanson* Coxe, — b. Nov. 13, 1819; d. Jan. 16, 
1895; graduate of New York University and of the General Theo- 
logical Seminary ; Rector of churches at Utica and Kinderhook, N. 
Y. ; m. Eliza, daughter of Alfred Conkling and Eliza Cockbum. 

Children : 1. Gertrude Herkimer, n. Alfred Conkling, 

iii. James Richards' Cox, — lawyer; b. New York city, Jan. 18, 
1821 ; d. at Auburn, N. Y., July 24, 1910; educated, Washington In- 
stitute, and Berkshire Gym., Pittsfield, Mass. ; studied law in the of- 
fice of William H. Seward ; admitted to the bar, 1846 ; practiced at 
Auburn; B. A., Union College, 1876; m. Mary R. Ten Eyck, of Au- 
burn. 

Children: i. William Cowper, ii, Henrietta Mills, iii, Mary Ten 
Eyck. 

iv. Elizabeth Rowe* Cox, — ^b. Nov. 14, 1822; d. July 29, 1823. 

v. William Cowper* Cox, — b. April 19, 1824; d. July 20, ; 

unm. 

vi. Elizabeth Russel* Cox, — ^b. Aug. 25, 1825; d. ; m. 

Stephen Howard Thayer. 

vii. Alfred Roe* Cox, — ^b. Feb. 7, 1827; d. Jan. i, 1832. 

viii. Edward Dore Griffin* Cox, — b. Sept. 28, 1828; d. Jan. 2, 
1832. 

ix. Abia Caroline* Cox, — b. March 3, 1830; d. Jan. 4, 1832. 

x. Mary Liddon* Cox, — b. Nov. 23, 1831 : d. Nov. 25, 1831. 

xi. Frances Abia* Coxe, — b. Jan. 19, 1833; d. ; m. Dr. 

William Salisbury Headley. 

xii. Susan Roe* Coxe, — ^b. Nov. 13, 1834; d. ; m. (i), 

George Ryall Downing, (2) Addison Thomas. 

Children: (first marriage), t. Mary Cleveland, ii, Frances Coxe, 

xiii. Henrietta Wolfe* Cox, — b.'jan, 9, 1837; d. Nov. 5, 1838. 

xiv. Anne Morrison* Cox, — b. April 18, 1839; d. ; unm. 

XV. Mary Lundie* Coxe, — New York City; b. Oct. i, 1842; m. 
Peril Lathrop Bartow. 

children of ABRAHAM LIDDON* COX AND ABBY ANN NEWBOLD. 

i. Mary* Newbold Cox, (Abraham L.', James*, Isaac', Isaac^, 
Isaac*), — b. Dec. 18, 1825; d. July 25, 1856: unm. 

ii. Elizabeth* Cox, — b. Jan. 15, 1828; d. Jan. 2, 1852; unm. 

iii. James* Cox, — b. March 18, 1831 ; d. Jan. 30, 1832. 

iv. John Newbold* Cox,— b. Oct. 25, 1833 • <!• Juty io» i860 ; unm. 

v. Abraham Liddon* Cox, — ^b. April 30, 1836; d. April 12, 1845. 

vi. William Augustus* Cox, — ^b. Feb. 14, 1839; d. Dec. 17, 1849. 

vii. Isabella Liddon* Cox, — b. June 9, 1844 ; d. about 1909 ; m. 
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Appellate division of the Supreme Court of New York, who died at 
his home in New York, Jan. 28, 1910, aged 71. 

Children : i. Edward L,, «. Henry S. (Dr.), Hi. Arthur Cox, iv. a 
daughter, m. Harris R. Childs, v. a daughter, m. Richard IV. Hale. 

Seventh Generation, 
children of arthur cleveland* coxe and katharine hyde. 

i. Grace Cleveland' Coxe, (Arthur C.*, Samuel H.' (Cox), 
James*, Isaac", Isaac*, Isaac*), — ^b. July 27, 1842; d. March 27, 185(5; 
m. in Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1868, Livingston, son of Henry Liv- 
ingston Lansing, and Catharine Olivia Gibson, his wife ; b. in Canan- 
daigua, N. Y., May 23, 1841. 

Children : i. Henry Livingston, it. Cleveland Coxe, Hi. Gibson, k\ 
Katharine Cleveland, v. Ernest. 

ii. Catharine Cleveland' Coxe, — b. Dec. 29, 1843 y ^- Francis 
Philip Nash ; four children. 

iii. Edith Cleveland^ Coxe, — b. Aug. 14, 1845 J d. Oct. 22, 1846. 

iv. Elizabeth Cleveland^ Coxe, — ^b. Aug. 5, 1847; "^* Douglas 
Merritt, of Rhinebeck, N. Y. ; two children: i. Ethel Douglas, ii. 
Alan Douglas. 

V. Ernest Cleveland^ Coxe, M. D., — ^b. July 7, 1850; d. Oct. 13, 
1882 ; m. Harriet Hillhouse, b. 1852, daughter of Alexander L. Chew ' 
and Sarah August Prouty. 

Children : i. Arthur Cleveland, \). April 11, 1876 ; d. July 5, 1895. 

vi. Reginald Cleveland* Coxe, — b. July 21, 1855; m. Sept. 19, 
1895, Hermine T., daughter of Robert Nicholson Kitching and Theo- 
dora Essling. 

vii. Mary Cleveland^ Coxe, — ^b. Dec. 17, 1856; m. Bronson C 
Rumsey, Jr.; three children. 

viii. Hanson Cleveland^ Coxe, — ^b. Feb. 26, 1859 ; U. S. Consul. 
Paris ; m. May 2, 1909, Jeanne, daughter of Alfred Rosenburger, of 
Paris. 

ix. Alice Archer Cleveland^ Coxe, — b. Feb. 7, 1864 ; d. Sept. 7, 
1865. 

children of SAMUEL HANSON* COXE, JR., AND ELSIE CONKLING. 

i. Gertrude Herkimer^ Coxe, (Samuel H.', Samuel H.* (Cox), 
James*, Isaac", Isaac*, Isaac*), — 

ii. Alfred Conkling^ Coxe, — lawyer; b. Auburn, N. Y. ; edu- 
cated, Oxford Academy, Utica Academy, Hamilton College ; LL.D., 
Columbia University; manager, State Hospital, Utica, 1880; Judge 
United States Circuit Court ; lecturer on Law of shipping, etc., Cor- 
nell University ; Republican ; Episcopalian ; m. Jan. 30, 1878, Mar}- 
ette A., daughter of Charles H. and Julia T. (Shearman), of Utica. 

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Eighth Generation. 

CHILDREN OF ALFRED CONKUNG' COXE AND MARYETTE A. DOOLITTLE. 

i. Gertrude B.* Coxe, (Alfred C Samuel H.', Samuel H.' 
(Cox), James*, Isaac", Isaac*, Isaac*), — b. Nov. 13, 1878. 

ii. Alfred Conkling^ Coxe, Jr., — lawyer. New "York; b. 1880; 
m. ; children : i. Isabella E, 

THE COX FAMILY OF QUEEN ANNE COUNTY. 

Some doubt exists as to the date of their settlement in Maryland. 
The earliest known members of the family were the Rev. James 
Cox, and his brothers, Christopher, and Thomas, but whether they 
came direct from England or were the descendants of English set- 
tlers who had preceded them, has not been clearly ascertained. They 
were originally members of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 

First Generation. 

Rev. James* Cox, — Rector of St. Paul's Church, Old Chester, 
1729-1753 ; the old brick house at Centerville wharf is supposed to 
have belonged to him. His will, dated 1752, mentions the two broth- 
ers above referred to, also his daughter, Lucy Dames, to whom he 
left his lands. 

Children : t. Lucy, m. Dames. 

Christopher* Cox, — ^brother of James and mentioned in his will ; 
his home near Centerville. 

Thomas* Cox, — ^brother of James and Christopher; the former 
devised to him the sum of £30. 

Second Generation. 

children of CHRISTOPHER* COX. 

i. Christopher* Cox, (Christopher*), — of "Peace and Plenty," 
the old Cox homestead at Centerville ; said to have died of a broken 
heart. 

ii. James' Cox, — nephew of the Rev. James Cox: mentioned in 
the will of his uncle, who left him a gun ; possibly the same James 
Cox who was active in raising a military company, at the outbreak 
of the Revolution, of which he became Captain; [See, under Cap- 
tain James Cox] ; m. . 

Children : t. Christopher. 

Third Generation. 

Christopher* Cox, (James*, Christopher*), — m. ; had 

son, Luther James Cox. 

Fourth Generation. 

Luther James* Cox, (Christopher*, James*, Christopher*), — ^b. 
1791 ; d. 1871 ; at one time, the largest flour merchant in Baltimore, 
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the Harper's Ferry and Woodbury flouring mills and had an interest 
in the EUicott's Mills ; founder of the Farnier*s and Planter's Bank ; 
one of the original stockholders and promoters of the Baltimore and 
Ohio R. R. Co., etc. ; prominently identified with the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church of which he was a local preacher ; m. ; was the 

father of seventeen children, among them, the following : i. Christo- 
pher Christian, iu Luther James, Hi. Samuel Keener, iv. Francis, v, 
Jennings Stockton, 

Fifth Generation. 

children of luther james* cox. 

i. Christopher Christian* Cox, M. D., (Luther J.*, Christo- 
pher*, James*, Christopher^), — eldest son; graduated from Yale 
College, 1835; Brigade Surgeon in the Federal Army during the 
Civil War ; later, U. S. Commissioner of Pensions ; Lieutenant Gov- 
ernor of Maryland in 1866 ; appointed by Hon. William M. Evarts, 
then Secretary of State, as U. S. Commissioner at the World's 
Fair, Sidney, Australia, 1879; a fluent writer and speaker and a 
man of poetic temperament; m. . 

Children: t. Luther, and others, names not given. Luther Cox 
m. Mary Muse, of Talbot Co., four daughters, one of them Alice 
Dawson, of Washington, D. C. 

ii. Luther James* Cox, Jr., — b. about 1819; d. about 1906; at 
the time of his death, he was the oldest member of the Produce 
Exchange, of Baltimore. 

iii. Rev. Samuel Keener* Cox, — a minister for sixty- five years ; 
d. some years ago, in the 87th year of his age. 

V. Jennings Stockton* Cox, — ^broker. New York; Ex-Presi- 
dent, Maryland Society of New York ; member of Century, Larch- 
mont Yacht, and New York Athletic Clubs ; m. . 

Son : Jennings S,, Jr., graduate New York university, 1887 ; Gen- 
eral Manager, Spanish-American Iron Co. 

COX, OF BALTIMORE. 

First Generation. 

* Cox, — ship builder; in business in Baltimore, where he 

owned a ship-yard in 1750 or 1760; d. in Baltimore, of smallpox. His 
forefathers came from Europe with Lord Baltimore's colonists, 
who settled originally, at St. Mary's, 1634, (Statement of the late 
Prof. Edward T. Cox), m. Elizabeth Ascom, b. in Boston where she 
lived at the time the tea was thrown overboard. 

Children: i. Matthetv, ii. Edward, iii. IVilliam, d. i860; it*, a 
daughter, m. Weeks. 

Second Generation. 

Edward* Cox, — son of and Elizabeth (Ascom) Cox; b. 

about 1773 ( ?) ; d. 1854; left Baltimore, when a young man; for a 
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(Ravaima?) and Rapidan rivers, Virginia; crossed the mountains, 
in wagons, to Wheeling, shortly after the death of his wife; jour- 
neyed thence down the Ohio in a house boat to Cincinnati and there 
spent the winter of 1825 ; continued his house boat voyage, the fol- 
lowing spring, to New Harmony, Indiana, where he arrived May, 
1826, and there spent the remainder of his life; received a medal 
from the inhabitants of Fredericksburg, Virginia, for meritorious 
exertions at the destructive fire, Octdier 19, 1807;" probably a 
member of the Masonic lodge of that town ; m. Martha, daughter of 
Jacob Oglesby and Mildred Martin, of Albemarle Co., Va., who d. 
at Raccoon Ford, about 1825 or earlier. 

Children : t. William Oglesby, b. Jan. 29, 1814, d. Dec. 24, 1839, n. 
Elisabeth Mildred, b. Dec. 12, 1815, d. Jan. 12, 1816, m. Sarah Jane, 
b. Dec. 4, 1816, d. Oct. 15, 1894, iv. James Pleasants, v. John Wad- 
dle, b. Oct. 29, 1819, d. 1850, vi. Edivard Traverse or {Traversf) vii. 
Thomas Martin, b. Jan. 24, 1823, d. 1852. 

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iii. Sarah Jane* Cox, (Edward^), — b. Winchester, Va., Dec. 4, 
1816; d. New Harmony, Ind., Oct. 15, 1894; m. Feb. 19, 1838, New- 
ton Walter Thrall, of Hartford, Conn. 

Children : i. Edward Walter, b. Dec. 8, 1838, d. Nov. 27, 1875, u. 
Albert Newton, b. May 2, 1840, d. Nov. 30, 1871, iii. Eugene Skin- 
ner, b. June 6, 1843, d. Jan. 9, 1889. 

iv. James Pleasants* Cox, (Edward-), — b. March 24, 1818; d. 
June 24, 1856; removed in early manhood, from New Harmony, 
Ind., to Ghent, Ky., and m. Felicia Obousier, a daughter of the 
French-Swiss colony which settled that village ; engaged in mercan- 
tile pursuits and in flat-boating ventures on the Ohio. 

Children : i. Florian, ii. Attila, iii, James Pleasants, iv. Luke Obou- 
sier. 

vi. Prof. Edward Traverse* Cox, — b. Culpepper Co., Va., April 
22, 1821 ; d. Jan. 6, 1907; early life spent at New Harmony, Ind.; 
studied geology under Robert Dale Owen; became his assistant in 
geological surveys of Arkansas and Kentucky ; connected also with 
surveys of New Mexico and the Gili River district ; made important 
surveys of coal deposits in Illinois, about i860 ; State Geologist, In- 
diana, and Professor of Geology, University of Indiana, 1869-1880; 
made complete surveys of the natural resources of the state; won 
for himself the respect and esteem of the public by reason of this 
work and a prominent place among the scientists of his day; in 1880, 
engaged again, in private work, making New York his headquar- 
ters ; became interested in the phosphate deposits of Florida, and re- 
moved to that state; connected with the Portland Phosphate Com- 
pany; postmaster, Albion, Fla., 1896-1902, when he retired and 
moved to Jacksonville, where he died at the age of 85 years. He 
was the author of several scientific works; m. April 22, 1848, Eliza 
Andrews Sampson. 

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. Children : i. Cecil Float, b. 1850, d. 1871 ; «. Percy Sampson, b. 
and d. 1852 ; in. Mildred Sampson, b. Oct. 29, 1859. 

Fourth Generation, 
children of james pleasants* cox and felicia obousier, his 

WIFE. 

i. Florian* Cox, (James P.", Edward*), — ^b. Oct. 23, 1841; in 
mercantile business with his brothers, at Ghent, Warsaw and Owen- 
ton, Ky. ; also connected with various banking and transportation 
interests under the firm of F. and A. Cox and Co. ; later removed to 
Louisville and was engaged in the fire insurance business ; m. June 
10, 1862, Emma Montjoy. 

Children: i. William Nettleton, ii. James Edward, 

ii. Attila* Cox, — b. Aug. 16, 1843; d- J"'y 7> 1909; in business 
with his brothers at Owenton, Ky., until July, 1885, when he was 
appointed by President Qeveland, Collector of Internal Revenue, 
5th District, Kentucky ; organized 1889, the Mechanics Savings and 
Trust Co., of Louisville, which was afterwards merged with the 
Columbia Trust Co. ; was President of both companies ; State Sena- 
tor, 1879-80, and 1 88 1 -2; delegate to National Democratic Conven- 
tions on more than one occasion ; President, Louisville, Henderson 
and St. Louis R. R. ; director, Louisville and Nashville R. R., and 
prominently connected with other local, financial, and industrial in- 
stitutions; m. April 29, 1869, Kate Ware, daughter of John Boyle 
and Martha Yates Martin, of New Liberty, Ky. 

Children: t. Leonard Martin, ii, Attila, Hi, Katharyn Obousier, 

iii. James Pleasants* Cox, — b. Dec. 20, 1845; d- Feb. 15, 1899; 
was engaged in business with his brother in Kentucky ; m. 1867, Sal- 
lie Blackmore. 

Children : t. James Florian, ii. Lucille Felicia. 

iv. Luke Obousier* Cox, — b. Oct. 26, 1848; d. March 5, 1910; 
member of the firm of F. and A. Cox & Co., of Owenton, until 
1890, when he removed to Louisville, and became cashier of the 
Union National Bank of which he was president at the time of his 
death; an officer of many business and financial institutions of 
Louisville; m. May 13, 1880, Hattie Bainbridge. 

Children: i, Margaret Bainbridge, b. July 25, 1881. 

Fifth Generation, 
children of florian* cox and emma montjoy, his wife. 

i. William Nettleton* Cox, (Florian*, James P.", Edward*), — 
b. Dec. 6, 1871 ; President, Louisville Public Warehouse Co. ; di- 
rector of several banks and of other business and banking institu- 
tions; m. Nov. 10, 1898, Josephine Peter, daughter of George W. 
and Adaline Peter Lewman. 

Children : i. Adaline Peter, b. Feb. 17, 1904. 

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and A. Cox & Co. ; later, in traffic department, Louisville, Hender- 
son and St. Louis R. R. ; removed, 1905, to Evansville, Ind. ; Vice 
President, Louisville and Evansville Packet Co.; Assistant Presi- 
dent, Evansville and Bowling Green Packet Co.; m. Oct. 22, 1901, 
Emma, daughter of Lee and Emma (Attoway) Howell, of Evans- 
ville, Ind. 

Children : t. Emma Lee, b. March 15, 1904. 

CHILDREN OF ATTILA* COX AND KATE WARE MARTIN. 

i. Lieut. Commander Leonard Martin* Cox, (Attila*, James 
P.*, Edward*), — b. March 21, 1870; Civil Engineer; Corps of Civil 
Engineers, United States Navy, ranking as Lieutenant Commander ; 
m. Oct. 16, 189s, Jane Torbitt, daughter of Samuel and Kate Drink- 
er (Gist) Castleman, of Louisville, Ky. 

Children : i. Katharine Castleman, b. March 4, 1899. 

ii. Attila* Cox, — Louisville, Ky. ; b. Feb. 21, 1875; member of 
law firm of Tradue, Doolan & Cox ; director, Columbia Trust Co., 
Louisville, Henderson and St. Louis R. R. ; Southern counsel, Illinois 
Central R. R. ; represents many and varied interest, professionally ; 
m. November 22, 1898, Carrie Rogers, daughter of George and Hat- 
tie Rogers Gaulbert, of Louisville. 

Children; i, Harriet Rogers, b. March 25, 1901. 

iii. Katharyn Obousier' Cox, — b. Aug. 30, 1881 ; d. May 2, 
1907; m. April 26, 1903, Charles Edwin Gheens. 

Qiildren: i. Katharyn Martin, b. February 8, d. Feb. 11, 1905. 

CHILDREN OF JAMES PLEASANTS* COX AND SALLIE BLACKMORE. 

i. James Florian* Cox, (James P.*, James P.", Edward*), — 
banker, at Owenton, Louisville, Qay City and Bowling Green, Ky. ; 
b. Aug. II, 1868; m. Dec. 31, 1891, Kate Kale; no children. 

ii. Lucille Felicia* Cox, — ^b. Aug. 26, 1872 ; unm. 

i. Margaret Bainbridge* Cox, (Luke O.*, James P.", Edward*), 
— b. July 25, 1881; m. Oct. 28, 1902, Powhatan Johnston Wool- 
ridge, of Louisville. 

Oiildren: i. Powhatan Obousier, b. Aug. 19, 1903; ii, Margaret 
Johnson, b. Sept. 23, 1904; iii. Luke Flournoy Cox, b. Feb. 23, 1906, 
iv. Charles Bainbridge, b. Feb. 26, 1909. 

JOHN COX OF CARROLL COUNTY. 

First Generation. 

John* Cox, — ^b. 1763; d. March 27, 1844; Hved in Carroll Co.; 

removed to Brownsville, Fayette Co., Pa. ; m. Mary , b. 1764; 

d. Aug. 28, 1834 ; children : i. John, ii. Jacob, iii. William, iv, Kinsie, 
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Second Generation. 

11. Jacob* Cox, (John*), — ^b. Dec. 3, 1793; d. Sept. 15, 1842; lived 
at Hempstead, Carroll Co. ; Hempstead, said to have been known, 
at one time, as Coxville ; took part in War of 1812 ; was in battles 
of Bridgewater, and Lundy's Lane; removed, about 1821, to the 
neightxH'hood of Brownsville, Pa., where he died; buried in the 
graveyard of the M. E. Church, Brownsville ; m. Keziah, b. Feb. 13, 
1797, d. March 6, 1859, daughter of Michael Armacost, b. Dec. 11, 
1765, and Ruth (Osbom), b. Aug. 19, 1774; children: ». Sara, iu 
William, Hi, Michael Armctcost, iv, Elizabeth, v. Rachel, b. Jan. 27, 
1826, d. Nov. 26, 1827 ; vi, Margaret, vii. Harriet, viii. Jacob, b. Jan. 
27, 1834, d. young; ix. Mary, b. Aug. 18, 1835, d. in childhood; x, 
John, xi. Daniel B. 

iii. William* Cox, — ^moved to Iowa. 

iv. KiNSiE* Cox, — moved to Fostoria, Ohio; m. Kate ; 

children:.*. Daniel, ii. Amos, iii. Eliza, m. Richardson — 

daughter, Ella Cox. 

V. Mary Polly* Cox, — ^m. Shaw ; no children. 

vi. Rachel* Cox, — ^m. Daniel Brobaker ; no children. 

vii. Elizabeth* Cox, m. Clements ; children : i. Jacob, ti. 

John, iii. Mary. 

Third Generation. 

children of JACOB* COX AND MARY . 



i. Sara* Cox, (Jacob*, John^), — b. Nov. 10, 1816; m. Solomon 
Burd; seven (?) children. 

ii. William* Cox, — ^b. March 15, 1819; d. 1891 ; m. twice; moved 
to Ohio. 

iii. Captain Michael Armacost* Cox, — b. Hempstead, Md., July 
26, 1821 ; d. Feb. 20, 1904; a steamboat captain for more than fifty 
years, navigating the Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, and 
other rivers; during the Civil War, was engaged in transporting 
troops, and thus came to have a pleasant personal acquaintance with 
many prominent officers of the union army; was with Gen. Grant, 
at the siege of Vicksburg; had many narrow escapes from injury 
and capture, during the war ; a man of unusual force of character 
and of commanding presence ; retained his physical vigor and active 
interest in affairs, to the last ; a stockholder in the Monongahela Nav- 
igation Co., and a director of the Monongahela National Bank, of 
Brownsville; m. Brownsville, March 7, 1850, Mary Ellen Krepps, b. 
Aug. 2^, 1824, d. April 5, 1880; children: i. Anne Elizabeth, ii. Sam- 
uel J. Krepps, iii. Solomon Gillespie, iv. Michael Armacost, b. 1862, 
d. 1892 ; V. Mary Ellen. 

iv. Euzabeth* Cox, — b. Sept. 11, 1823; d. Dec. 4, 1871 ; m. Wil- 
liam Abel; three children. 

vi. Margaret* Cox, — ^b. Aug. 28, 1828: d. 1910; m. James Os- 
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vii. Harriet* Cox, — b. Nov. i6, 1831; m. (i) Daniel Moekobel; 
four children, (2) Frank Fear— one child. 

X. John* Cox, — b. March 24, 1838; d. Dec. 2, 1910; lived in St. 
Louis ; m- Mary Anderson ; children : i. Edwin G.', it. Marshall. 

xi. Daniel B.* Cox, — ^b. Nov. 19, 1840; d. Dec. 31, 1865; served 
on a gun boat, on the Mississippi River, during the Civil War ; d. 
in New Orleans ; unm. 

Fourth Generation. 
children of capt. michael a." cox and mary ellen krepps. 

L Anne Elizabeth* Cox, (Michael A.*, Jacob', John*,) — ^m. 
1874, Isaac Rockwell Beazall ; two children, a son and a daughter — 
both died in infancy. 

ii. Samuel J. Krepps* Cox, — ^Toronto, Canada; m. 1885, Cath- 
erine Elizabeth Dorn ; son, Michael Armacost, b. Oct., 1893. 

iii. Solomon Gillespie* Cox, — m. three times ; children : i. Mary 
Ellen, m. Arnold, of Chicago, 111., has one daughter, Fran- 
ces M., b. 1906 ; ii. Annie Elizabeth, d. in infancy ; Hi, Edward Solo- 
mon, b. 1896, lives in Chicago. 

V. Mary Ellen* Cox, — m. William James Parshall, of Union- 
town, Fayette Co., Pa. ; children : t. James M., ii. Mary, iii, M. A. 
Cox. 

children of JOHN* COX AND MARY ANDERSON. 

i. Edwin G.* Cox, (John*, Jacob^ John^), — St. Louis; m. ; 

no children. 

ii. Marshall* Cox, — Chicago, 111. ; unm. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

MOSES COX. 

Little is known of him beyond the fact that he was living at 
Hampton in 1639, where he died. May 28, 1687, aged 93 years. His 
wife, Alice, son John, and six others were drowned as they were 
putting out in a boat from Hampton, in 1657. He was born proba- 
bly in England and was one of the earliest of the Cox emigrants to 
New England; possibly of the same family with William Cox, of 
Pcmaquid, Maine. 

FAMILY OF EDWARD COX. 

First Generation. 

Edward^ Cox, — said to have been bom in Scotland and to have 
removed thence to Ireland where he m. Molly Mittin ; a weaver by 
trade; emigrated to New England very early, and settled at London- 
derry, N. H. ; children : i. Charles, ii. James, iii. Samuel, iv. Jane, v. 
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Second Generation, 
children of edward^ cox and molly mittin. 

i. Charles* Cox, (Edward^),— b. 1746 (?); d. 1804, about 100 
year old ; removed from Londonderry to Holderaess, N. H., with his 
wife and five children, about 1770; said to have m. (i) Mary Mc- 
Carthy (Wallace), (2) Mary Elliot, of Rumney; children: vari- 
ously given as i. James, son of first wife named ; it, John, Hi. Sally, 
iv. Ellen, v, Polly, vi. Robert, vii. William, viii. Parker, ix. Charles, 
X, Arthur, xi. Thomas H., xii, Esther, xiii, Agnes. 

V. Esther* Cox, — m. Sheperd. 

vi. Joseph* Cox, — ^believed to have been a son of Edward* Cox ; 
came from Ireland at the age of 24 ( ?) and settled in Londonderry ; 
was accompanied by two brothers, names unknown, one of whom 
went to Maine and the other to New York ; nothing further known 

of them; m. ; children: 1. Charles, iu John, Hi, William, iv. 

Thomas, v. Susanna E., vi, Polly. 

Third Generation. 

i. Captain James* Cox, (Charles*, Edward*), — ^b. Londonderry, 
June 17, 1761 ; d. Manchester, N. H., March 14, 1852 ; said to have 
been a brother of John Cox and to have removed with him to Hold- 
erness (perhaps from Plymouth) ; m. June 3, 1792, Catharine, 
daughter of William and Hannah (Thornton) Wallace, who was b. 
in Londonderry, Dec. 6, 1760, and d. in Holderness, June 22, 1824; 
children: t. William Wallace, ii. James, Hi, Edward, iv. Mary, v, 
Hannah Wallace, vi, Leonard Jarvis, vii. Caroline. All bom in 
Holderness. 



i. James* Cox, (Charles^, Edward^), — of Holderness; perhaps 
the same Cox above mentioned; m. (second wife?) Dec. 20, 1810, 
Susanna E., b. 1790, daughter of John and Susanna (Sweeney) 
Cox ; children : t. Adaline, ii. Catharine S., Hi. Clarinda E,, iv. Charles 
R., V. Martha, 

ii. John* Cox, — removed with his brother James to Holderness 
and settled on what is known as Cox's Hill where Charles F. Cox 
now resides; m. Mary Smith; children: 1. George L., H. Emily, in. 
Andrew Smith, iv. Caleb, v. Martha F. 

iii. Sally* Cox, — m. Livermore Blair. 

vi. Robert* Cox, — ^b. 1771 ; d. Aug. 6, 1822 ( ?) ; m. Hannah, 
daughter of Isaac Stanton, of Preston, Conn. She died at the age 
of 105 years, 2 months and 4 days; reported to have had seven 
children ; children : i, Russel, ii. Mary, iii, Elmira, iv, Louisa, v. Han- 
nah. 

vii. WiLUAM* Cox, m. Olive Burleigh ; children : i, Priscilla, m. 
Louis Smith,— one child ; ii. Parker, iii. Charles, iv, Mary Ann, m, 
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viii. Parker* Cox, — d. in Pennsylvania. 

ix. Charles* Cox, — m. Hannah Prescott; children: t. Marie, m. 
Daniel Hawkins ; n. Olive, m. Joseph Stone,. 

X. Arthur* Cox, — m. Abigail Oilman; children: t. Louisa, m. 
Isaiah Sinclair, ii, Catharine, m. Caleb Oilman ; Hi, Azaba, iv. Abi- 
gail, m. Isaiah Sinclair; v. Alonzo, in. Charles, vii, Israel. 

xi. Thomas H.* Cox, — ^b. Aug. 11, 1782; d. March 3, 1830; m. 
Miriam, (Mary N.?), daughter of Samuel and Abigail Dearborne, 
of Plymouth ; children : i, Daniel H,, ii, Mary, Hi, Thomas, iv. Wal- 
ter B., V. Eliza, vi. Caroline, vii, Abigail, viii. Amanda, 



children of JOSEPH* COX, AND 



i, Charles* Cox, (Joseph*, Edward^), — b. Londonderry, 1752; 
became one of the first settlers of Holdemess where he afterwards 
lived; familiarly known as stuttering Charlie; a faithful member of 
the Baptist Church ; a good singer, a decided patriot, and a Demo- 
crat; open-hearted and industrious; a farmer and a carpenter, by 
occupation ; m. Hannah Merrill ; children : i, Jeremiah Ward, ii, Mer 
rill. Hi. Samuel, iv. Sally R,, v, Joshua Ward, d. young. 

ii. John* Cox, of Londonderry; b. April 2y, 1760; d. about 1838, 
at the age of 78; m. March 28, 1787, Susanna Sweeney, .who d. 
March i, 1808 (?), at the age of 77, children: i. Polly, ii. Susanna 
E., Hi. Rachel. 

iii. William* Cox, — a native of Holderness; m. Fannie Batey; 
nine children ; supposed to have been a son of Joseph^ Cox ; one of 
his children was William. 

Fourth Oeneration. 
children of captain james^ cox and Catharine Wallace. 

i. William Wallace* Cox, (James", Charles^, Edward^), — ^b. 
Holderness, June 8, 1793; d. Feb. i, 1888; m. 1817, Hannah Kim- 
ball, b. Feb. 26, 1793, d. March 26, 1856; children : 1. William Harri- 
son, ii. Carlton Aaron, iii. Edmund Kimball, iv. Benjamin Franklin, 
v. William Wallace, vi. Catharine A. 

ii. James* Cox, — ^b. Dec. 8, 1794; d. Feb. 28, 1844; m. Anna E. 
Rogers, who d. April 9, 1859 ; children : i. James Wilbur, ii, Susan 
Eliza, iii. John Marshall, iv. Rachel Rogers, v. Mary Elizabeth, vi, 
Ann Amelia, vii. Daniel Webster, viii. James Wallace. 

iii. Edward* Cox, — m. ; daughter, Emma, and other chil- 
dren. 

vi. Leonard Jarvis* Cox, — ^b. July 31, 1801 ; m. Mary Clark, b. 
April 23, 1801, d. Sept. 12, 1884; children: i. Catharine Wallace, ii. 
Arthur Clark, m. Electra Ann, iv. Matilda Jane, v, James Langdon, 
vi. Lemuel M., vii. Charles Parker, viii, Mary Adaline. 

children of JAMES* COX AND MARY ELLIOTT. 

i. Adaline* Cox, (James*, Charles*, Edward^), — m. Abijah Al- 
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ii. Catharine S.* Cox, — ^b. April 7, 1825 ; d. Aug. 15, 1897 ; m. 
Francis H. Lyford, of Littleton, a Free Will Baptist Minister; b. 
Pittsfield, N. H., Sept. 19, 1820, ordained at Randolph, Vt., i860; 
preached last, at Haverill, Mass. 

lii. Clarinda E.* Cox, — b. 1828; d. April 8, 1854; m. May 18, 
185 1, John S. Perkins, of Holdemess. 

iv. Charles R.* Cox, — ^b. 1830 ; d. March 23, 1840. 

V. Martha* Cox, — ^b. 1833; d- ]^^^ ^* 1855. 

CHILDREN of JOHN* COX AND MARY SMITH. 

i. George L.* Cox, (John*, Charles*, Edward^), — ^b. 1802, or 
1807; d. 1862; m. Pauline Moore, of Ellsworth, Me.; lived at Am- 
herst, Me., until his death ; children : i. Edward, ii, George, Hi, Wal- 
ter, iv. Charles F., v, Emilie, vi. Ida, d. 1893 ; vii, John, 

ii. Emily* Cox, — ^b. 1812; d. 1895; m. Sumner Wadleigh; three 
children. 

iii. Andrew Smith* Cox, — of Holdemess; m. Mary Cummings; 
children : i, George, ii, Albert, iii, Mary, iv. Edzvin, v. Clara. 

iv. Caleb* Cox, — of Holdemess ; m. his cousin, Caroline, daugh- 
ter of Captain Thomas H. and Miriam (Dearborne) Cox; children: 
i, Winifred, ii. Wilmer, m. Emma Avery ; Hi. Carrie, iv. Martha, d. 
aged 18 ( ?), V. Mary, d. in infancy; vi. Winfield (or Manfield), m. 
Sarah L. Perkins. 

i. Russell* Cox, (Robert®, Charles*, Edward^),— called "Captain 
Russell"; b. Holdemess, Aug. 19, 1799; d. Feb. 19, 1893; a sturdy 
farmer ; prominent in town affairs ; several times selectman ; repre- 
sented his town in the General Court ; served at least one term in the 
Governor's Council; m. (i), Nov. 8, 1828, Almira, daughter of 
David and Martha Calley, of Holdemess, who died, Oct. 28, 1853, 
aged so, (2) Dec. 16, 1856, Melvina, daughter of Levitt and Almira 
Clarke, of Campton, N. H. ; children : i. David M. R., ii, Almira C, 
b. June 25, 1858, m. July 15, 1895, John H. Evans. 

children of captain THOMAS H.* COX AND MIRIAM DEARBORNE. 

i. Daniel H.* Cox, (Thomas H.«, Charles^ Edward^),— b. April 
14, 1809; m. Charlotte, daughter of David and Mary Smith, of 
North Hampton, N. H. ; children : i. Mary E., ii. Augusta, iii, Thom- 
as, iv. Cora, v. Hermon, vi. Laura, 

iv. Walter B.* Cox, — ^b. April 15, 1816; m. Nancy Nutter; chil- 
dren : i. Lovey E., d. aged 5 years, ii, Charles E., iii. Ellen N,, iv. 
Annie R., v. Harry E., vi. Sims E., vii. Ernest R., viii. John, ix, 
Leroy. 

V. Eliza* Cox, — m. Levi Mudgete. 

vi. Caroline* Cox, — m. her cousin, Caleb Cox. 

vii. Abigail* Cox, — m. D. M. Wills. 

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CHILDREN OF CHARLES* COX AND HANNAH MERRILL. 

i. Jeremiah Ward* Cox, (Charles*, Joseph', Edward^), — ^b. Hol- 
derncss, Jan. 24, 1800 ; d. March 27, 1882 ; m. May 19, 1825, Lydia, 
daughter of Benjamin Cotton, of Holdemess. She died June 23, 
i875» aged 78; children : i. Lucinda Howard, b. May 6, 1827, d. Feb. 
14, 1846, unm. ; it. Almira Band, b. Aug. 4, 1828, m. June 5, 1847, 
John Weeks, of Keaser Falls, Me. ; m. Lydia Cotton, b. Dec. 8, 1829, 
m. June 16, 1850, Enoch Cozzens ; nine children ; iv. Ruth Cotton, v, 
Saloma. 

ii. Merrill* Cox, — ^b. May 7, 1801 ; d. Dec. 27, 1897 ; m. Apr. 23, 
1827, Ruth P. Mooney, of Sandwich Centre ; children : t. Phylura 
Moulton, b. Feb. 10, 1829, m. Sylvester Monroe Currier, ii, Susan 
Emily, b. Oct. 31, 1832, m. Jan. 11, 1852, David Heath, Hi, Manda 
Currier, b. March 18, 1839, m. May i, 1864, John H. Morse. 

ill. Samuel* Cox,— of Holderness; b. July 10, 1803; d. June 13, 
1886; m. (i) March 11, 1820, Everline Connell, who d. April 27, 
1835. (2) May 19, 1836, Mary Ann Moulton, of Center Harbor who 
d, Sept. 18, 1894; children: first marriage — i. Mary Elizabeth, b. 
1831, m. Nov. 4, 1855, Charles C Beatty, two children; ii. Julia 
Everline, b. May 7, 1834, m. Jacob Smith, five children ; second mar- 
riage ; m. Clara Moulton, b. July 5, 1837, m. April 27, i860, George 
C Currier, iv. Henry Hubbard, b. May 26, 1839, d. July 15, 1892, 
unm.; v. Viola Telinda, b. I>ec. 31, 1840, m. Oct. 4, 1862, Levi 
Qough, three children ; vi. Adaline Brozvn, b. Dec. 4, 1842, m. Oct. 
6, i860, Albert V. Cummings ; tjH. Ellen Emeline, b. Dec. 24, 1845, 
in. Enoch F. Beeber, four children ; taH. Charles Russell, ix, Lucin- 
da Howard, b. July 27, 1849, ^' Nov. 25, 1871, Dexter Sanborn, d. 
March 23, 1881, x. Olive Priscilla, b. Aug. 26, 1851, m. Aug. 25, 1872, 
George P. Smith ; xi. Martha Atkinson, b. Feb. 13, 1854, m. April 2, 
1877, Frank L. Thompson. 

iv. Sally R.* Cox, b. May 20, 1805 ; m. Samuel Beatty, of Hol- 
demess. 

WiLUAM* Cox, Jr., (William*, Joseph*, Edward^), — m. Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Benjamin and Agnes Fulsom; six children, of 
whom Moses M, is one. 

Fifth Generation. 

children of WILLIAM WALLACE* COX AND HANNAH KIMBALL. 

iii. Edmund Kimball* Cox, (William W.*, James*, Charles*, Ed- 
ward*),-*. March 21, 1823; d. Jan. 18, 1886; m. Dec. 15, 1849, 
Nancy O. Merrill, b. Jan. 15, 1826, d. Jan. 2, 1875 ; children : t. Abbie 
Burnham, b. 1852, ii. Emma Grace, h. Oct. 22, 1856, m. June 16, 
1877, J- Hanson Sargent. 

iv. Benjamin Frankun* Cox, — b. Aug. 17, 1825; d. Sept. 4, 
1884 ;m. May 19, 1858, Ann F. Currier, b. Aug. 20, 1835, ^' March 
22, 1898; children: i. George Burnham, b. July 16, i860; m. Feb. 
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CHILDREN OF JAMES* COX AND ANNA E. ROGERS, 

vii. Daniel Webster* Cox, (James*, James*, Charles', Edward^), 
— ^b. Nov. 301 1838; m. April 25, 1866, Emma P. Curry, b. April 16, 
1845; children: i. John Marshall, b. March 7, 1867, m. June 27^ 
1894, Olive Heap, ti. Jessy Emma, b. Nov, 28, 1868, Hi. Grace Eve- 
lyn, b. Aug. 23, 1875, d. Oct. 21, 1882. 

viii. James Wallace* Cox, — ^b. Feb. 13, 1841 ; m. (i), Mary B. 
Qark, who d., (2) Josie Mooney; children: t. Willis Adelbert, b. 
July, 1872. 

children of LEONARD JARVIS* COX AND MARY CLARK. 

ii. Arthur Clark" Cox, (Leonard J.*, James*, Charles*, Ed- 
ward^), — ^b. May 27, 1827; m. Jan. i, 1852, Sarah M. Locke, of 
Winchester, Mass., b. Nov. 6, 1830 ; children : t. Charles Clarke, b. 
April II, 1854, m. June 14, 1882, d. Aug. 4, 1884; ti. Herbert Locke, 
b. Nov. I, 1866. 

V. James Langdon' Cox, — ^b. June 7, 1835; m. Sept. 22, 1859, 
Martha C. Harris, b. July 27, 1839 ; children : i, Willis W., b. Feb. 
12, 1861, d. Feb. 6, 1879; **• ^ ^^^^ ^- ^^^ ^« J^'y ^o, 1867; m. Lil- 
lian, b. Aug. II, 1868, d. Oct. 15, 1871 ; iv. Lina M,, b. Nov. 23, 1871, 
d. Jan. 27, 1872, V, Estella A., b. Jan. 25, 1874, m. July i, 1896, Ern- 
est C. Wilson, vi. Winnie, b. Nov. 4, 1876, d. Dec. 17, 1877; vH. 
Linnie M., b. Jan. 2, 1880; viii. Birdie, b. July 3, 1883, d. Sept. 2, 
1883. 

vi. Lemuel M." Cox, — ^b. April 15, 1837; m. Aug. 3, 1868, Mary 
A. Andrews (Anderson?), b. April 15, 1843; children: 1. Harry L, 
ii. Fred S., b. Sept. 18, 1877. 

vii. Charles Parker* Cox, — b. Nov. 22, 1840; m. Addie A. Bar- 
rows ; ten children ; children : t. Irving, ii. Minnie, m. William I>ows- 
ing, Hi. George, iv. May Florence, v. Charles, vi. Addie, m. Wilmer 
Smith. 

iv. Charles F.' Cox, (George L.*, John^, Charles*, Edward*), — 
m. Ella L., daughter of James W. and Louisa Boynton; daughter, 
Gertrude, b. 1884. 

children of ANDREW SMITH* COX AND MARY CUM MINGS. 

ii. Albert" Cox, (Andrew S.*, John', Charles*, Edward*), — m.; 
had son, Fred. 
iv. Edwin* Cox, m. ; son, Clarence. 



i. David M. R.» Cox, (Russel*, Robert*, Charles^ Edward*),— b. 
Holderncss, Aug. 16, 1835; m. (i) Aug. 14, 1858, Mary Famum. of 
Nashua, N. H., who d. Dec. 4, 1877, aged 37; (2) Lena Bagley, of 
Boston; children: first marriage — i. Alice M., b. 1861, d. 1862, sec- 
ond marriage — ii. Russel S., b. Sept, 6, 1884, d. July, 1885. 

ii. Charles E.» Cox, (Walter B.*, Thomas H.», Charles*, Ed- 
ward*), — ^b. 1846; m. Eveline Randall; children: i. Walter R., m. 
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viii. Charles Russel" Cox, (Samuel*, Charles*, Joseph', Ed- 
ward*), — of Holdemess; b. Oct. 28, 1847; ^' Feb. 5, 1881, Ida May 
Buzzell ; one child, Ethel May, b. April 13, 1893. 

Moses M.» Cox, (William*, William*, Joseph* (?), Edward*),— 
m. Louisa Cummings ; children : t. Williatn H., ii, Nathan B. 

Sixth Generation. 

i. Harry L.* Cox, (Lemuel M.", Leonard J.*, James*, Charles*, 
Edward*), — ^b. May 12, 1869; m. Oct. 26, 1892, Alice Maker, b. 
April 5, 1868 ; children : t. Harold B,, b. Aug. 23, 1895, ii. Herbert 
D., b. March 25, 1897. 

Nathan B.® Cox, (Moses M.*, William*, William*, Joseph* (?), 
Edward*), — farmer; b. Holderness, Oct. 4, 1849; '^ves on the old 
homestead at Holderness; m. (i), June, 1881, Fanny C, daughter 
of Simeon and Ann Batchelder, (2) Oct. 2, 1890, Etta Julia, daugh- 
ter of Stephen M. and Julia A. (Smith) Worthen. 

NEW YORK. 

The earliest member of the Cock, or Cox, family of record in 
New York, was James Cock, who was living at Southold, L. L, in 
1657. His descendants were numerous. The history and genealogy 
of his family are given in detail, in another part of this volume. 

THE COCK FAMILY OF ULSTER COUNTY. 
First Generation. 

Anthony^ Cock, — spelled Koeck in the old Dutch records; of 
Ulster Co. ; perhaps a brother of John Cock, of Marbletown, N. Y. ; 
m, Jannetie Crafort, of Amsterdam ; first publication of the banns, 
Sept. 28, 1667 ; "married by the Hon. Justice" ; children : t. Maria, 
bap. March 12, 1669; ii. Henricus, m. Wyntje Klauw— -daughter, 
Marytje, bap. Aug. 30, 1696. 

JoHN^ Cock, — ^f rom England ; settled at Marbletown, N. Y. ; m. 
Marbletown, July 6, 1679, Mary, or Magdalen Wood, also from 
England ; children : t. John, ii. Thomas, Hi. William, iv. Alice, bap. 
Jan. I, 1687; ^- Alice, bap. June 3, 1694; vi. Samuel, vii. Margaret, 
bap. April 13, 1701. 

Second Generation. 

children of JOHN^ cock and MAGDALEN WOOD. 

i. John* Cock, (John^), — b. Marbletown, about 1680; d. 1758; 
m. 1706, Jaen Paling, of Marbletown; first proclamation of the 
banns, 27 Oct., 1706; certificate given to be married by a Justice of 
the Peace ; removed shortly after his marriage to the neighborhood 
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children: first marriage — i. Neltien, ii. Madalena, bap. April 25, 
171 1 ; iiu Jan (John), bap. June 9, 1714; w. Dammes (Thomas) ^ v. 
William, second marriage ( ?) — vi, Catharine, vii. Anne, bap. Sept 
15, 1723, and probably, znii. Samuel, ix. Henry, x, Jacob, xi, Mar- 
garet, The last four mentioned with the others in their father's will. 

ii. Thomas' Cock, — ^b. Ulster Co., about 1682; m. Eleanor, 
daughter of William Ashfordby, of Ulster Co., N. Y. ; removed to 
Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., N. J., where he died, Sept. 26, 1751; 
children : t. Magdalena, bap. April 29, 171 1 ; ii, Catryn, m. Eels 
(Alice?) , iv. Ashfordby, 

iii. William* Cock, — (Kok, in old Dutch records), bap. Jan. 20, 
1684 ; m. Catharine, daughter of William Ashfordby ; license, June 
8, 1716; children: i. Ketteren (Catharine), bap. July 13, 1718; ii. 
Margriet (Margaret), bap. Dec. 20, 1719; UL Hendery (Henry), 
hap. Jan. 14, 1722; iv, Zusanna (Susanna), bap. March 23, 1723. 

vi. Samuel* Cock, — bap. May 24, 1696; m. July 5, 1722, Br^- 
jen Middagh, both b. and resident in Marbletown; children: 1. 
Enne (Anne), bap. May 5, 1723; ii. John, bap. Aug. 16, 1724; tVi. 
M arret j en, bap. Aug. 7, 1726; tv. Magdalene, bap. Dec. 22, 1728; r. 
Magdalene, bap. June 6, 1736. 

Third Generation, 
children of john* cock and jane paung. 

i. Neeltje* Cock, (John*, John^), — ^bap. Oct. 27, 1708; m. 
Henry Hall, of Somerset Co., N. J., perhaps the son of Thomas 
Hall, who bought 1150 acres of land between Holland's Brook and 
the South Branch of the Raritan River ; children : i. George, bap. 
1734; w, John, bap. 1736; iii, Hendrick (Henry), bap. 1738; vv. 
Oetje (Rachel), bap. May 10, 1741 ; v, Mary, bap. Feb. 26, 1744; tt*. 
Thomas, bap. April 27, 1746. 

iv. Thomas' Cock, — bap. Aug. 22, 1716; m. Mary Hall; children: 
t. Jooris (George), ii, Thomas, iii, Hendrick (Henry), iv, Elisebet 
(Elizabeth), bap. June 30, 1754; v, Jacob. 

V. William' Cock, — bap. Oct. 22, 1718; d. 1757, or 1758: m. 
Cornelia, daughter of Goose Van den Bergh ; children : t. WUliam, 
ii. Yohannes (John), iii. Trines (Tunis?), iv, Henry, v, Cornelius. 



CHILDREN OF JOHN* COCK AND GEERTRt^G 



vi. Catharine* Cock, — bap. April 14, 1721 ; m. 1744, Edward 
Hall, of Somerset Co., N. J., who d. 1784; children: i. Anne, bap. 
May 5, 1745 ; ii, George, bap. May 3, 1747 ; iii, Geertrug, bap. Oct. 
7> 1753 i *^- Thomas, v, Henry, vi. Anna, m. Abraham Titsworth: 
vii, Gianche, m. John Van Houten. 

viii. Samuel* Cock, — ^b. Somerset Co., N. J.; mentioned in his 
father's will, probated, July 31, 1758; juryman, 1770; lived in Sus- 
sex Co., 1 78 1 ( ?) ; m. Annatie (Hannah), daughter of Tunis Post; 
d. about 1781; children: i. Teunis, bap. Dec. 26, 1757; ii. Samuel, 
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ix. Henry* Cock, — Neshanic, N. J.; bap. May 5, 1745; m. 

Maria ; children : t. George, bap. July 29, 1764 ; it, Jacob, bap. 

May 20, 1768; m. Unis {Eunice), bap. Nov. 28, 1770; iv. Aeltie, bap. 
April 21, 1771 ; V. Maria, bap. Feb. 23, 1777. 

X. Jacob* Cock, — bap. April 20, 1729; m. (i) Christina Schamp, 

(2) Catrina ; children : first marriage — i. Grietje, bap. Aug. 

10, 1755; tt. Christina, bap. Dec. 26, 1757; second marriage — Hi. 
John, bap. April 22, 1764; iv. Maria, bap. Sept. 21, 1766. 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS* COCK AND ELEANOR ASHFORDBY. 

ii. Catharine" Cock, — ^bap. Jan. 11, 1713; m. Martin Ryerson; 
removed to Sussex Co., N. J. ( ?) ; children : t. Eleanor, bap. July 12, 
1741 ; ii, Catherina, bap. Feb. 26, 1744; Hi, Catherina, bap. March 23, 
1746; iv. Johannis, bap. Nov. 10, 1751; v. Thomas, bap. Dec. 9, 
1753;. w- William Assilby {Ashfordbyf), bap. Dec. 28, 1755; ^^• 
Martin, mentioned in the will of his uncle, Ashfordby Cock, 1783. 

iii. Eels* (Alice?) Cox, — bap. Nov. 21, 1714; m. Ar- 

rison, of N. J. ; children : i. Ann, m. Wintersmeet ; ii. Eliza- 

beth, m. Jones ; iii. Ashfordby, m. and had daughter, Mary ; 

iv. Andrezv, m. and had son, John ; v. Arthur ( ?), m. and had daugh- 
ter, near Esopus. 

iv. Ashfordby* Cock, — bap. Oct. 7, 1716; d. 1783; lived in Am- 
well Twp., Hunterdon Co. ; will, 3 Jan., 1783, describes him as "ad- 
vanced in years ;" probably unm. ; no wife or children mentioned. 

Fourth Generation, 
children of thomas* cock and mary hall. 

i. George* Cock, (Thomas', John*, John^), — Neshanic, N. J.; 

bap. Oct. 29, 1738; m. Elizabeth ; had son, Thomas, bap. 

June 6, 1767. 

ii. Thomas* Cock, — ^b. Somerset Co.; bap. Jan. 24, 1743; m. Ida 

; children : i. Eijda (Ida), bap. Aug. 9, 1767; ii. Thomas, bap. 

June 25, 1769; iii. Jacob, iv. Maria, bap. May 29, 1774; v. John, bap. 
June 8, 1777; vi. Margreita, twap. Aug. 6, 1780. 

iii. Henrv* Cock, — Neshanic; bap. May 5, 1745; m. Maria (?) 

; children: ». George, ii. Jacob, iii. Unis {Eunice), iv. Aeltie, 

V. Maria. 

V. Jacob* Cock, — ^b. Somerset Co.; bap. Aug. 22, 1756; m. 1782, 
Blandina (Dinah) Jarolaman; children : t. Mary, ii. John, iii. Tunas, 
vv. Dens (Dennis). 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM* COCK AND CORNELIA VAN DEN BERGH. 

i. William* Cock,^ — (William", John', John^), — Neshanic; m. 

(i) Maria , (2) Poli ; children: first marriage — i. 

William, bap. Aug. 31, 1777; «. Gerit Van Wagenan, bap. Nov. i, 
1778; iii. Catleijntee, bap. April i, 1781 ; second marriage (?), iv. 
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ii. John* Cock, — spelled also, Cox; bap. June 22, 1751 ; probably 
the same John Cox who served in the Revolutionary war ; m. Doro- 
thy, b. 1754, d. 1843, daughter of Jacques and Mary (Ten Eyck) 
Van der Beek; children: t. William, b. 1775, d. 1777; «. Mary, Hi. 
John, iv. Cornelia, v, Ariet {Harriet) y vi. Andrew, vii. Abigail, viii. 
Jane. 

Fifth Generation. 

iii. Jacob* Cock, — ^Jacob E. (?), (George*, Thomas*, John*, 
John^), — ^bap. March 8, 1772; m. Rebecca Lane; lived at South 
Branch, N. J.; children: 1. Maria, or Mary, b. Feb, 17, 1809; d. 
March 8, 1892; m. John K. Van Doren, farmer, Fairview, Illinois. 
(See Van Doren Family), u. Rebekah, b. Sept. 15, 1812. 

iii. Eunice' (Unis) Cock, (Henry*, Thomas*, John*, John^), — 
Neshanic, N. J.; bap. Nov. 28, 1770; m. Thomas E. Hall; children: 
i. Charity, b, Jan. 2, 1798; ii. Mary Ann, b. Jan. 20, 1800; iii. Rebe- 
kah Philips, b. Jan. 26, 1802; iv. Harriet, b. April 3, 1804; v. Char- 
lotte, b. Oct. 10, 1806, vi. Henry Cock, b. Feb. 20, 1809; vii. George 
Cock, b. April 18, 1811. 

children of JOHN* COX AND DOROTHY VAN DER BEEK. 

ii. Mary* Cox, (John*, William*, John*, John^),— b. June 9, 1778 ; 
m, James Duryea ; had son, John Cox. 

iii. John* Cox, — b. Dec. 21, 1780; d. 1823; lived 1800, near 
Princeton, N. J.; m. Catharine Babcock: children: 1. Maria, m. 

Perrine; children — (i) John, (2) Ellen, (3) Beekman, (4) 

Van Dyke, (5) Jane; ii. Thomas, m. Mount; iii. Aaron, 

m. Gtoendyke ; iv. Josiah, unm. v. Sarah, m. Aaron Gulick — 

children (i) John, (2) William; vi. John Stryker, vii. Cornelia, m. 

Edward Hart, children — (1) Phoebe, m. Van Kirk, (2) 

Mary, (3) Sarah, (4) Maria; viii. Jane, m. Sutton, children 

— (i) Aaron, (2) Franscenia. 

iv. Cornelia* Cox, — ^b. Aug. 7, 1785; d. Aug. 16, 1811; m. 
Symmes Frazer ; had son, Henry. 

V. Harriet* Cox, — ^b. May 29, 1788 ; d. Dec. 5, 1876 ; second wife 
of Frederick Stryker, b. Nov. 16, 1773, d. July 19, 1853; no chil- 
dren. 

vi. Andrew* Cox, — ^b, Aug. 7, 1791 ; lived in Mercer Co. ( ?), N. 
J. ; m. Ellen Gulick ; children : i. John, ii. Jacques, iii. Betsy, iv. tVil- 
liam H., v. Mary. 

vii. Abigail* Cox, — ^b. June 13, 1794; d. 1846; m. Jan. 1822, 
Jonathan Dickinson (1785- 1836); children: i. Julia, ii. Jane, iii. 
John, iv. Albert S., v. Harriet, vi. Andrezv. 

viii. Jane* Cox, — ^b. Nov. 12, 1797; d. 1854; m. John Bastedo; 
no children. 

Sixth Generation. 

i. John Cox* Duryea, (Mary* Cox, John*, William*, John*, 
John*), — m. Joanna Cortelyou; children: t. William, ii. John, HL 
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vi. John Stryker® Cox, (John", John*, William", John"), 

John*), — m. (i) Mershon, (2) Slayback; children: 

first marriage — t. John, m. Sarah Grover, children, (i) William, 
(2) Grover; iu William, m. Sarah Perrine; m. Elisabeth, m. (i) 
Samuel Warner, (2) John Warner: iv, Eleanor, unm. ; v, Catharine, 
m. Henry Sillcox; vi, Andrew, m. Nellie Kneeshaw; vii. Thomas, 
m. ; via, Emily, unm. ; second marriage — ix, Mary, m. Wil- 
liam Mershon ; x. Margaretta, unm. ; xi, Cornelia, m. John Middle- 
ton ; xii, George Collins, m. . 

CHILDREN OF ANDREW* COX AND ELEANOR GULICK. 

1. John* Cox, (Andrew*, John*, William*, John^, John*), — ^m. 
Abigail Provost ; one son. 

ii. Jacques* Cox, — ^m. Mary Reed; children: t. Henry Van Bu- 
ren, m. Lucy Waters ; ii. Theodore, d. in infancy ; Hi, Lilless, m, John 
Schenck. 

iii. Betsey* Cox, — ^m. William Berrian ; son of William, d. 1910, 
unm. 

iv. William H.* Cox, — Ewing Twp., Mercer Co., N. J. ; m. Sa- 
rah Skillman, b. Feb. 9, 1826; children: i, James Hendrickson, ii, 
Ella, iii, Mary S,, iv, Luther S. 

V. Mary* Cox,— b. 1827; d. 1910; unm. 

CHILDREN OF ABIGAIL* COX AND JONATHAN DICKINSON. 

L Julia* Dickinson, (Abigail* Cox, John*, William*, John*, 
John^), — b. 1822; d. 1908; m. William Baker; children: i, William, 
11. Harriet, iii, Bessie, iv, James, v, Frederick, vi, Eliza, vii, George, 

ii. Jane* Dickinson, — ^b. 1825; d. 1882; m. John Van Nest 
(1826-1900); children: i. Howard, ii, George, iii, Anna, iv, Fred- 
erick. 

iii. John* Dickinson, — ^b. 1827; m. Cynthia Packer, b. 1831 ; chil- 
dren : t. Edwin T, Williams, ii, Harriet Stryker, iii. Bertha, iv, Flor- 
ence, V, Julia, vi. Anne Virginia, vii, Ernest Lincoln, 

iv. Albert S. EhcKiNSON, — ^b. 1829 ; d. 1836. 

V. Harriet Dickinson, — ^b. 183 1 ; unm. 

vi. Andrew Dickinson, — ^b. 1833 ; d. 1892 ; unm. 

Seventh Generation. 

children of JULIA* DICKINSON AND WILLIAM BAKER. 

i. William^ Baker, (Julia* Dickinson, Abigail* Cox, John*, Wil- 
liam*, John*, John^), — ^m. Ella Ryerson; daughter, Etta. 

ii. Harris^ Baker, — m. Augustus M. Taylor; children: 1. Wil- 
liam, ii. James, iii, Virginia. 

iii. Bessie^ Baker, — m. Myles Varian ; children : i, Dora, ii, Irv- 
ing, iii. Lytton, 

iv. James^ Baker, — ^m. Bertha Bunn; children: i, Sering, ii, Jo- 
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V. Frederick^ Baker,— d. in infancy. 

vi. EuzA^ Baker, — ^m. Elijah Norris ; children : «. Vinton, ii. Ju-- 
lius, Hi. Roger. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN* DICKINSON AND CYNTHIA PACKER. 

1. Edwin T. W/ Dickinson, (John*, Abigail* Cox, John*, Wil- 
liam*, John*, John^), — Trenton, N. J., m. Anna M. Maltack ; thirteen 
children. 

ii. Harriet^ Stryker Dickinson, — unm. 

iii. Bertha^ Dickinson,— d. 1877. 

iv. Florence^ Dickinson, — ^unm. 

V. JuLiA^ Dickinson, — d. in infancy. 

vi. Anne Virginia^ Dickinson, — teacher, Trenton, N. J. ; unm. 

vii. Ernest Lincoln^ Dickinson, M. D., — 

MICHAEL COX, HANOVER, GERMANY. 

First Generation. 

Michael^ Cox, — ^b..in Hanover, Germany; emigrated to Ameri- 
ca, about 1702, when a young married man; settled in the neighbor- 
hood of New York. 

The family name, in Germany, is said to have been spelled Koch 
which was afterwards anglicised to Cox. Though born in Germany, 
it is probable that he was of English descent, and may have sprung 
from one of the numerous families which fled from England to Hol- 
land and Germany, during the religious persecutions of the sixteenth 
century. He is known to have had one son, Michael. There may 
have been other children, but no record of them has been discov- 
ered. 

Second Generation. 

Michael^ Cox, (Michael^), — m. about 1750, Elizabeth ; 

children : 1. Samuel, ii. Michael, iii. Lezvis, m. Sarah Adams, of 
Westchester Co., N. Y. ; iv. Nicholas, v. Mary, vi. Margaret, vii, 
Elisabeth, viii. Catharine. 

Third Generation. 

Michael' Cox, (Michael^, MichaeP), — ^b. New York, Oct. 13^ 
1768; d. Newtown, L. I., Nov. 21, 1852; m. Feb. 13, 1791, Mary, 
daughter of Jacob Dolson, (1736-1799), and Mary Cook, who were 
m. 1763 ; children : i. Jacob Dolson, ii. Nicholas, iii. John, iv. Robert 
M., V. Elizabeth, vi. Michael, vii. Samuel M., viii. Mary Ann. 

Nicholas Cox, — m. Jane Beatty ; daughters, (i) Chrissy, b. 1772; 
(2) Jane, b. 1774 — (Records First Presbyterian Church, New 
York). 

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Fourth Generation. 

i. Jacx>b rtoLSON* Cox, (MichaeP, MichaeP, Michael^), — ^b. N. Y. 
City, June 2, 1792; d. in California, Nov. 5, 1852; architect and 
builder ; built shiphouses for U. S. Navy Yard, Savannah ; superin- 
tendent of construction, Church of Notre Dame, Montreal; lived 
in ^Montreal from 1825 until the completion of the church; m. 
May 25, 1821, Thedia Redelia, b. May 25, 1804, daughter of Joseph 
and Sarah (Alljrn) Kenyon. Joseph Kenyon, b. Stonington, Conn., 
Sept. 1779, d. Sandy Hill, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1800 ; children : t. Redelia 
Ann, b. N. Y., Aug. 17, 1822, d. at Philadelphia, Jan. 21, 1871 ; it. 
Sarah Allyn, b. Nov. 15, 1824, d. Aug. 5, 1831 ; Hi. Charlotte, b. 
Montreal, Dec. 5, 1826, d. New London, Conn., Nov. 19, 1905 ; iv. 
Jacob Dolson, v. Kenyon, vi. Allyn, b. Aug. 25, 1833, d. Aug. 18, 
1834; vU. Allyn, viii, Sarah Ann, b. Nov. 5, 1837, d. Staten Island, 
N. Y-, Aug. 26, 1839; ix. Theodore, b. Flatbush, L. I., Sept. 7, 1839, 
d. Cincinnati, O., Feb. 2, 1892 ; x. William Wallace, b. N. Y., Nov. 

12, 1841, d. Feb. 12, 1843; ^*- Charles Finney, 

Fifth Generation. 
children of jacob dolson* cox and thedia redelia kenyon. 

IV. Gen. Jacob Dolson' Cox, (Jacob D.*, Michael*, Michael*, 
MichaeP), — ^b. Montreal, Canada, Oct. 27, 1828; d. Magnolia, Mass., 
Aug. 4, 1900; graduated, Oberlin College,. 1851 ; removed to War- 
ren, Trumbull Co., Ohio; became Superintendent of public schools; 
studied law ; admitted to the bar, 1853 ; elected to the Ohio Senate, 
1859, and was active in that body until the outbreak of the Civil 
War, when he was commissioned. Brigadier General of Volunteers. 
He trained a number of regiments at Camp Dennison, and on July 6, 

1861, was assigned to active duty in West Virginia, which, through 
his efforts, was saved to the Union. His milij^ry record includes two 
campaigns in the Great Kanawha Valley in 1861. In September, 

1862, he took part in the battles of South Mountain, and Antietam, 
in which he commanded the 9th Army Corps ; promoted to Major 
General for services in this campaign; not confirmed; drove 
Wise out of West Virginia, for the second time in 1863; was 
engaged in the campaign about Knoxville, Tenn., in 1864, and later, 
in the Atlanta campaign; was in the battles of Resaca, Ga., New 
Hope Church, Pickett's Mill, Kolb's Farm, Kenesaw Mountain, 
Atlanta, Utoy Creek; Franklin and Nashville. The last engage- 
ment is said to have been the most decisive of the war. Hood's forces 
Y>eing almost annihilated. For gallant services, he was promoted a 

second time, December, 1864, from Brigadier to Major General. In 
1865, he was in the battles of Wilmington and Kinston, N. C. 

At the close of the war, he was elected Governor of Ohio : after- 
wards resumed the practice of law at Cincinnati ; in 1869, became 
Secretary of the Interior in Grant's cabinet ; was appointed receiver 
of the Wabash Railroad of which he was President from 1873 to 
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one term and returned to Cincinnati ; became Dean of the Law School 
in that city, and afterwards President of the University ; retired in 
1897, and removed to Oberlin, where his declining years were spent 
Gen. Cox was the author of "Atlanta" and "The March to the 
Sea" in Scribner's "Campaigns of the Civil War," "The Second 
Battle of Bull Run", several articles in "Battles and Leaders of the 
Civil War" ; "The Battle of Franklin", and "Military Reminiscences 
of the Civil War". His reputation as a military critic and historian 
was high and he contributed many articles and book reviews to the 
"Nation", "Atlantic Monthly", "North American" and other maga- 
zines. 

About 1873, ^^ became interested in microscopical investigations 
which he took up as a recreation. His labors proved valuable and 
won for him wide recognition. He was made a member of the Roy- 
al Microscopial Society of London, and received a gold medal at the 
Antwerp Exposition in 1891 for his work on Diatomacious Shells. 
Yachting was one of his later diversions. Of this he was passion- 
ately fond, and it was while on board of his son's yacht that he 
was overtaken by his last illness to which he succumbed before other 
members of his family could reach him. 

Gen. Cox was a versatile man. He was also a man of strong reli- 
gious convictions. In early life, he had come under the influence of 
the Rev. Charles G. Finney, a noted evangelist in his day, 
and for a number of years, president of Oberlin College, whose 
daughter he married while he was a student in that institution. He 
had intended, at one time to become a minister of the gospel. Theo- 
logical differences with his father-in-law, diverted him from this 
purpose, but to the end of his life he continued steadfast in his ad- 
herence to the faith of his earlier years. 

He m. Nov. 29, 1849, Helen, eldest daughter of Rev. Charles 
Grandison Finney ; children : 1. Helen Finney, it. Jacob Dolson, Hi 
Kenyan, iv. Charles ]9orton, v. Brewster, vi. Dennison, vii. Char- 
lotte Hope. 

V. Kenyon" Cox, — ^b. June 8, 183 1 ; d. Long Beach, Cal., March 
13, 191 1 ; for a number of years a prominent Wall St. broker, and 
railroad man ; partner with Daniel Drew in the firm of Kenyon Cox 
and Co.; financed and built the Canada Southern Railway; con- 
trolled that and the Wabash R. R., prior to 1873 \ retired after the 
panic of that year and removed to Southern California where he re- 
mained until his death; m. Eliza Adelaide Saxton, Sept. 28, 1852; 
one son. 

vii. Allyn** Cox, — b. Nov. 11, 1835: Auditor, Lake Shore and 
Michigan Southern Railway ; d. in his office, of a stroke of apoplexy; 
m. Martha Collins, April 30, 1867, who died, Yonkers, N. Y., Feb. 2, 
1911. 

xi. Charles Finney^ Cox, — b. Tompkinsville, Staten Island, Jan. 
16, 1846; d. Yonkers, N. Y., Jan. 24, 1912; at the time of his death. 
Treasurer, Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway; Trustee, 
Oberlin College ; member. Union League and Century Qubs, and of 
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N. Y. Botanical Garden from its formation, its Treasurer for many 
years, and deeply interested in the upbuilding of the institution ; m. 
Helen Middlebrook, April 30, 1878 ; daughter, Ruth, m. Dr. Edwin 
B. Jenks. 

Sixth Geneil\tion. 
children of gen. jacob d. cox and helen finney. 

i. Helen Finney* Cox, (Jacob D.," Jacob D.*, Michael*, Michael*, 
MichaeU),— b. Oberlin, July 8, 1850; m. John G. Black, Aug. 6, 
1878, two daughters. 

ii. Jacob Dolson* Cox, — ^b. Warren, O., May 15, 1852; attended 
public school until 1869 when his studies were interrupted by ill 
health ; recovering, he entered the employ of the Cleveland Iron Co. ; 
worked in every department of mill and machine shop ; studied book- 
keeping and mechanical drawing, and in 1876, with a capital of $2,- 
000, borrowed of his father, began, with a partner, the manufacture 
of twist drills and machinists' tools at Dunkirk, N. Y. ; removed, the 
same year, to Qeveland, where the business is still carried on, the 
factory now employing a thousand hands and turning out tools to 
the value of $2,000,000, yearly; became an incorporator of The 
Qeveland Trust Co., 1894, and is prominently identified with vari- 
ous financial institutions and with the social life of Qeveland ; has 
patented many inventions, for one of which he was awarded the 
Longstreth medal of merit by the Franklin Institute of Philadel- 
phia, in 1896; member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 
and of many other societies and clubs in Qeveland, New York, and 
elsew^here including the Society of Mayflower Descendants; Trus- 
tee, Case School of Applied Science; married, Oct. 9, 1878, Ellen 
Atwood Prentiss; children: ». Samuel Houghton, b. July 3, 1880; ii. 
Jacob Dolson, b. Nov. i, 1881 ; Hi. Jeannette Prentiss, b. June 15, 
1886, m. Jan. 6, 1909, Gordon Niles Morrill, of Boston, son, Ferdi- 
nand Gordon, b. May 23, 1910. 

iii. Kenyon* Cox, — New York; artist; b. Warren, O., Oct. 27, 
1856 : studied in Cincinnati and Philadelphia ; spent seven years in 
Paris where he received further instruction under Carolus Duran 
and Gerome; returning to America, he established himself in New 
York, became a member of the Society of American Artists and 
attained high rank as a portrait and landscape painter. His portrait 
of the sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1887), took the medal at 
the Paris Exposition. Among the best known of his other works 
are, "A Corner Window" (1884), "Vision of Moonrise" (1886), 
"Hope and Memory," "Painting and Poetry," two life size, allegori- 
cal %ures (1887), ^^^ "An Eclogue" (1890). He has given much 
attention also to mural decorations and many fine specimens of his 
art are to be found in the public buildings of New York, the capitols 
of Iowa and Minnesota, and in other cities. He is as facile 
with his pen as with his brush, and his art essays and magazine arti- 
cles have a literary flavor which is as attractive as the subjects of 
which they treat. He is the author of "Old Masters and New," and 
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of Design, National Institute of Arts and Letters, and of the Players 
and Lotus Qubs, of New York ; m. June 30, 1892, Louise Howland 
King, also an artist ; children : i. Leonard, ii. Allyn, Hi. Caroline. 

iv. Charles Norton® Cox, — b. Warren, O., July 28, 1858; A 
Denver, Colorado, March 6, 1907 ; m. Harriet A. Munger, Oct. 8, 
1879; one son and three daughters. 

V. Brewster* Cox, — ^b. Warren, Jan. 26, 1861 ; d. in infancy. 

vi. Dennison* Cox, — ^b. Columbus, O., Dec. 8, 1867 ; d. in infancy. 

vii. Charlotte Hope* Cox, — ^b. Cincinnati, Dec. 11, 1871; m. 
John H. Pope, April' 21, 1897. 

JOHN COX, SENIOR, OF NEW YORK. 
First Generation. 

John* Cox, Senior, — of English parentage; said to have been a 
native of N. Y. City; born. May 7, 1735; died, Rhinebeck, N. Y., 
Mar. 25, 1825. He had inherited a fortune, from England and, at 
the outbreak of the Revolutionary war, warmly espoused the British 
cause ; fitted out some privateers which were captured by the Amer- 
icans. He himself was taken prisoner and lodged in the city prison 
which stood, at the time, in what is now City Hall Park, New York. 
His wife accompanied him and there gave birth to their son, George, 
named probably for the British sovereign, George HI. She was 
Elizabeth Palmer, of New Rochelle, N. Y., to whom he was mar- 
ried about 1755. He spent his last days with his eldest son, at Rhine- 
beck. One of the pleasant traditions of the family is that of a sleigh- 
ing party on the Hudson River, at Rhinebeck, on Christmas day. 
1824, which included John Cox, Sr., his son, his grandson, and his 
great-grandson, each of the last three mentioned being the eldest 
son of his generation. All but the youngest died within a year ; chil- 
dren : i John, Jr., ii. Elisabeth, Hi. Jameson, iv. William, v. Stephen, 
vi. George. 

At the close of the Revolutionary war, John Cox and George Cox. 
of New York, went to Shelburne, Nova Scotia. The former, who 
was a loser by his loyalty, received from the British government, a 
grant of land in Canada. He had a family of seven children. [See 
Sabine's Loyalists of the Am. Rev.] 

John Cock, Sr., b. Chiswick, England ; name in list of Lojralists of 
American Revolution, 1784; went to Canada; lived at Carleton, New 
Brunswick, John Cock, Jr., on same list. [N. Y. Gen. and Biog. Rec- 
ord, V. 35.] 

Second Gener.\tion. 

children of john^ cox, sr. and elizabeth palmer. 

i. John* Cox, Jr., (John*), — b. April 10, 1756; d. Rhinebeck, N. 
Y., Jan. 26, 1825; lived in the neighborhood of Katsbaan, Ulster 
Co., N. Y.. from 1776 until about 1790, when he removed to Rhine- 
beck, having bought the farm which previously belonged to a Mr. 
Cockburn. For a number of years, he was manager of the estate of 
Gen. Richard Montgomery, who settled at Rhinebeck in 1772 and 

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was killed at Quebec, Dec. 31, 1775. He married, April 9, 1776, 
Maritje Hudler (or HoUaer on Scholten), a German Swiss girl of 
exceptional beauty, whose three brothers also were all large and 
handsome men ; children : i. Elisabeth, it. Catharine, Hi. Hannah, iv. 
Maritje (Maria), b. Sept. 16, 1786, d. Dec. 18, 1806; v. Margaret, 
vi. John Palmer. 

The older children, baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church at 
Katsbaan. 

ii. EuzABETH* Cox, — b. about 1758 ; m. John Burnham — Ucensed 
New York, Sept. 28, 1778; removed to Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

iii. Jameson* Cox, — name appears in memorial of New York 
Loyalists, lately found in Nova Scotia, date presumed to be about 
1782 ; was living in New York, 1825, as appears from a letter to his 
nephew. Dr. John P. Cox, dated May 15th of that year; Alderman, 
New York, 1825-6. 

iv. William* Cox, — removed to Halifax, N. S. 

v. Stephen* Cox, — said to have married a Miss Holbrook; an- 
other authority says that he married Mrs. Boorman, daughter of a 
wealthy man, of Hyde Park, N. Y. 

vi. George* Cox, — ^b. in the city prison, New York, where his 
father was confined after his capture by the Americans ; m. Rosanna 
Smith ; lived at Rhinebeck ; children : i. William IVarburton, ii. Da- 
vid Story, iii. Sarah Mariah. 

Third Generation. 

CHILDREN of JOHN* COX, JR., AND MARITJE HUDLER. 

i. Elizabeth* Cox, (John*, Jr., John^), — ^b. June 12, 1776; m. 
Hagadoom ; daughter, Maria, m. Adams, brother of 



Rev. Hiram Adams. 

ii. Catharine* Cox, — b. April i, 1779; m. Collins; d. of 

cholera, 1849. 

iii. Hannah* Cox, — ^b. June 3, 1781 ; m. March 7, 1802, William 
Shultz, Rhinebeck, N. Y. ; children : i. Maria Ercylla, b. May 29, 
1806, it. John Palmer, b. Feb. 6, 1810; iii. Jacob Hozvard, b. May 7, 
1813; iv. James Harvey, b. March 16, 1816. 

v. Margaret* Cox, — b. Dec. 23, 1791 ; m. Peter Faure. 

vi. John Palmer* Cox, M. D., — ^b. July 27, 1794; d. New York, 
July 25, 1825; m. June i, 1817, in St. Paul's Church, New York, 
Emilie, daughter of John Vache, b. in Orleans, France, a dealer in 
feathers and artificial flowers, at 28 Liberty St., where he also lived. 
The Rt. Rev. John Henry Hobart, Bishop of New York, ofliciated 
at the marriage ; children : *. John Vache, ii. Alexander William, b. 
Dec. 20, 1819, d. Nov. 15, 1861 ; m. Emilie Aglae, iv. a son, b. Sept. 
22, d. Sept. 30, 1823 ; V. Edmund Henry. 

Fourth Generation. 

children of JOHN PALMER* COX, M. D., AND EMILIE VACHE. 

i. John Vach^* Cox, (John P.», John^ Jr., John*, Sr.),— b. Aug. 
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after her husband's death, lost nearly all of her property there, 
which was sold and the proceeds diverted by the agent in charge. 
Obliged to earn his living at an early age, he entered the employ of a 
wholesale drug firm, (Prall and Ray) ; afterwards became a drug 
broker, and still later a mercantile broker ; m. Dec. lo, 1844, Eliza, 
b. Sept. 26, 1823, daughter of Henry Pilcher from Canterbury, Eng- 
land ; children : t. EntUie Frances, iL Mary Eliza, Hi. Anna Vache, iv. 
Isabella Vache, v, John Henry. 

lii. Emilie Aglae* Cox, — ^b. Oct. 11, 1821 ; d. Sept. 26, 1866; m. 
Dec. 20, 1842, Thomas Soden Henry, b. Sligo, Ireland, d. New York, 
June 5, 1854; children: *. Charles Tighe, ii. Thomas Soden, Hi. Emi- 
lie Aglae, b. Sept. 30, 1850, d. Jan. 13, 1852; iv. John Vache, b. May 
9, d.'Nov. 9, 1853. 

V. Edmund Henry* Cox, — b. April 22, 1825; d. March 22, 1870; 
m. Mary Jane Connor; daughter, Anna Emily. 

Fifth Generation. 

children of JOHN VACHE* COX AND ELIZA PILCHER. 

i. Emilie Frances^ Cox, (John V.*, John P.*, John^ Jr., John* 
Sr.), — ^b. Sept. i, 1847; d. Dec. 22, 1898; m. Sept. i, 1869; d. Dec 
22, 1898. 

ii. Mary Eliza*^ Cox, — New York; b. Dec. 20, 1850; unm. 

iii. Anna Vache'^ Cox,— b. Oct. 18, 1853 ; d. Dec. 7, 1855. 

iv. Isabella Vache*^ Cox, — New York; b. Aug. i, 1857; unm- 

V. John Henry* Cox, — ^b. June i, i860; d. May 4, 1863. 

CHILDREN OF EMILIE AGLAE* COX AND THOMAS SODEN HENRY. 

i. Charles Tighe*^ Henry, (Emilie A.* Cox, John P.', John* Jr., 
John^ Sr.), — ^b. Aug. 10, 1844; d. Orange, N. J., Jan. 8, 1890; m. 
in the Church of St. John the Baptist, Lexington Ave. and 35th St., 
New York, Sept. 14, 1869, Florence, b. March 7, 1848, daughter of 
Samuel Gouverneur Ogden. She died at Newark, N. J., Oct. 30, 
1873; daughter, Florence Ogden, m. July 11, 1894, Emile Antony. 

ii. Thomas Soden* Henry, Jr., — Newark, N. J.; b. July 12, 
1847; married in The House of Prayer, Newark, Jan. 27, 1881, 
Caroline Headley, b. Berlin, Wis., Feb. 16, 1853 ; d. Asbury Park, 
N. J., Oct. 13, 1910; daughter, Emilie Caroline, b. Jan. 30, 1884, d. 
May 7, 1899. 

MAJOR JAMES COCK OF PUTNAM COUNTY. 

First Generation. 

James Cock, — ^b. in Scotland, 1745; d. Oct. 21, 1801, aged 56 
years ; a descendant of one of the old Scotch Covenanters ; emigrated 
from Greenock, Scotland, to America, in 1764; settled in what is 
now Putnam County, formerly included in Dutchess County, New 
York; volunteered in the Revolutionary War, in 1775, under Col. 
Samuel Drake, Lieut. Col. John Hyatt and Nathaniel Delevan; 
promoted soon after to Adjutant; served in New York City; was 
in the battle of White Plains ; marched to Peekskill ; appointed Com- 
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jor, in 1776; had a guard under his command for the protection of 
the mills and stores at Red Mills, N. Y., and continued in this ser- 
vice throughout the war. (His predecessor as Commissary, Thomas 
Henderson, had been dismissed as a Tory and traitor). While re- 
siding at Red Mills, Major Andre was brought to his house, under 
guard and lodged for the night. Phoebe, the infant daughter of 
Major Cock, who had been asleep in her cradle, awoke when Andre 
entered the room and looking up at him with a smile, touched his 
feelings deeply, leading him to exclaim with melancholy tenderness : 
''Happy childhood ! We know its peace but once. I wish I were as in- 
nocent as you." The above incident is related by Blake in his History 
of Putnam County (1849), ^^^ *s vouched for by members of the 
family. Major Cock frequently entertained at his home at Red 
Mills, Colonels Qinton, Sherman, Burr, Sterling, Wayne, Hithern, 
and other soldiers, and is said to have been a favorite officer of 
General Washington. His heirs received March 23, 185 1, $2450, and 
on June 15, 185 1, $5175, as pension under Act of Congress passed 
July 4, 1836. He m. Feb. 19, 1767, Hannah, daughter of John How, 
at Crompond, Red Mills, N. Y. ; children : i. Hannah, ii, Phebe, in. 
Jennet, tV. Patty, v. Sarah, vi. James, vii. Elisabeth, 

Second Generation, 
children of major james cock and hannah how. 

ii. Phebe^ Cock, (James^), — ^m. James William Dominick, of 
New York. 

V. Sarah* Cock, — m. (i), William Dominick, (2), Thomas 
Cooper; living, 185 1. 

vi. James* Cock, — ^b. Feb. 10, 1792; living, 1851. 

James* Cock,* — nephew of Major James Cock ; b. London, Eng- 
land, 1780; d. Jan. 16, 1858; buried. Greenwood Cemetery, Brook- 
13m; came to America, in his infancy, with his parents and two 
sisters, who settled in Charleston, South Carolina; m. Jan. 10, 
1803, Louisa Frederica, daughter of David Henry, of Hesse Cas- 
sel, Germany, and Barbary Conrad, of New York City; children: 
i. Maria Barbary, b. February 10, 1804; ii, Eliza, b. March 26, 
1806; Hi, John David, b. August 27, 1808; iv. Louisa, b. Aug. 14, 
1810: V. Margaret Ann, b. Jan. 17, 1812; vi. Sarah Jane, b. March 

24, 1814; vii. Almira, b. June 7, 1816; imi. Jane Surjet, b. Nov. 

25, 1819; ix. Catharine Amanda, b. Feb. 4, 1821 ; x, Henrietta, b. 
Feb. 23, 1824; xi. Janet Dominick, b. Dec. 5, 1827. 

Third Generation. 

i. Maria Barbary* Cocks, (James*), — b. Feb. 10, 1804; m. James 
Bird ; children : 1. James, ii. William Edgar, Hi. Mary, iv. Fanny, v. 
Maria, vi. Theodore Lyell. 

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ii. Eliza* Cocks, — b. Mar. 26, 1806; m. Seth Godfrey; children: 
i. Seth, ii. Maria Louisa, Hi, Nettie, iv. Eliza, v, Emma, vi, Hattie. 

iii. John David* Cocks, — ^b. Aug. 27, 1808; m. Elira Higgins; 
children : t. John James, ii, Leonora Louisa, iii, Howard, 

iv. Louisa' Cocks, — ^b. Aug. 14, 1810 ; m. Joseph Brotherton ; no 
issue. 

V. Margaret Ann* Cocks, — b. Jan. 17, 1812; m. Frederick Sill; 
children : i. Thomas, ii, Minnie, iii. Leonora, iv. Frederick, 

vii. Almira* Cocks, — b. June 7, 1816; m. John B. Dickinson ; chil- 
dren : i. Almira Theresa, ii. Jane Vance, iii. Piatt Ketcham, iv. Ade- 
laide, V. John, vi. Howard Cocks, vii. Frank F., viii. Mary, ix, Charles. 

ix. Catharine Amanda* Cocks, — ^b. Feb. 4, 1821 ; m. John 
Bishop ; children : 1. James, ii. John, iii. Julia, iv, Maria. 

Fourth Generation. 

i. John James* Cocks, (John David*, James*), — ^m. Florence 
Hutcheson; children: i. Nettie, ii. Gerhard Hutcheson, Hi, Marion, 



i. Thomas* Sill, (Margaret A.* Cocks, James*), — ^m. Jennie 
Miller; children: i. Henry, m. Alfreda Payson, — daughter, Mar- 
garet ; ii. James, Hi, Frederick, iv. Florence, v. Mary. 

li. Minnie* Sill, — ^m. Amos Ashton; children: i, Mortimer, ii. 
Frederick, iii. Leonora, iv. Margaret. 



i. Almira Theresa* Dickinson, (Almira* Cocks, James*), — 
m. Benjamin Franklin Sherwood; children: i. John Dickinson, m. 
Josephine Cone, no issue ; ii. Franklin Piatt, iii. Jennie Dickinson, iv. 
Howard Cocks. 

iii. Platt K.* Dickinson, — m. Adelaide Eastman; children: i. 
Howard Clinton, m. Florence Wood ; children : ( i ) Howard C. Jr., 
(2) Eloise; ii. Walter Eugene, Hi. Adelaide, iv. Ethel, v, Ruth, vi. 
Mortimer, zni. Charles. 

iv. Adelaide* Dickinson, — ^m. Franklin Harrison Carter; daugh- 
ter, Myra, m, George H. Church, no issue. 

V. John* Dickinson, — ^m. (i) Annie Bass, (2) Annie Timpson; 
children: first marriage — i. Maud, ii. Henry; second marriage — Hi. 
Royal. 

vi. HowAifU) Cocks* Dickinson, — ^m. Agnes Wagstaff; son, 
Hotvard Cocks, m. Mary Soley, son, Howard Cocks, Jr. 

Fifth Generation. 

i. Nettie* Cocks, (John James*, John David*, James*), — m. J. 
C. Bierwith ; children : t. Florence, ii. John. 

ii. Gerhard Hutcheson* Cocks, — ^m. Maud Knapp; children: t. 
Gerhard H., Jr., H. Eleanor. 

iii. Marion* Cocks, — ^m. Richard N. Bamum; children: t. John, 
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COL. EBENEZER COX, OF CANAJOHARIK 

First Generation. 

Col. Ebenezer^ Cox, — of Canajoharie, New York; raised 
and commanded a regiment and served in the Revolution, under 
Gen. Herkimer; killed in the battle of Oriskany, August 5, 1777. 
It was probably due to his urgent but injudicious advice, and 
that of other officers, that the American troops were led into 
ambush and met with serious disaster. 

With regard to his ancestry, nothing is positively known. By 
some of his descendants it is believed that he was heir to a large 
estate in England which was confiscated by act of Parliament, in 
consequence of his having taken up arms against the Crown. 
This act, it is said, was repealed later, and all rights restored, 
which placed the estate in Chancery where it has since remained. 

The name, Ebenezer, however, which is common in the Cox 
family of New England, suggests the possibility at least, that 
he was of New England birth and had emigrated to the Mo- 
hawk Valley, as did many others, either from Massachusetts or 
from one of the Eastern colonies. 

He married Margaret, daughter of Judge George Klock, of 
Canajoharie. 

The only child of this marriage of whom any positive record 
has been preserved, was George* Cox. William Cox, familiarly 
known as "Uncle Bill,'* may have been either a son or brother 
of Col. Ebenezer^ Cox. He was a man of great courage and was 
probably the William Cox, of Minden, Montgomery county, who, 
at the battle of Oriskany, avenged the death of his comrade, 
Henry Dievendorf f, who had been shot by an Indian, by promptly 
killing the Indian. 

Second Generation. 

George' Cox, (Ebenezer^), — b. 1773; d. April 27, 1832, aged 

58 years, 6 months, 22 days; m. (i) Walrot, (2) Mary 

, d. Dec. 19, 1840, aged 55 years; children: first marriage 

— i. Ebenezer, it. Daniel, iiu John, iv. Amelia (or Phcbe) ; second 
marriage — v. Peter, vi, James, vii. Reuben, viii, Ann, ix, Jennie 

C, m. Miller, St. Johnsville, N. Y., living, 191 1; x. a 

ehUd. 

Henry Frey Cox, — appears to belong to this generation and 
family, but his parentage is not known. In 1812, by deed of gift 
from his grandfather, dated May 4, of that year, he came into 
possession of a grist mill built by Col. Henry Frey, about 1770, 
together with 750 acres of land. This was the second grist mill 
built on the Canajoharie. 

Third Generation. 

children of george* cox and walrot. 

i. Ebenezer* Cox, (George^ Ebenezer^),— m. ; d. at the 

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ii. Daniel* Cox, — drowned. 

iii. John* Cox, — b. Minden, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1806; d. Nov. 28, 
1891 ; buried at Piano, 111. ; m. in N. Y. State, 1836, Mary, daughter 
of Joshua Howes, or Howe, a descendant of a younger brother of 
Lord Howe, who settled near Cape Cod, Mass., during, or imme- 
diately after, the Revolution. She was bom near Fall River, March 
21, 181 1, and died at Piano, III, Aug. 12, 1881. Before her mar- 
riage, her family had removed to Gouverneur, N. Y. In 1843, John 
Cox removed to Kendall Co., 111., and settled on the south bank of 
Fox River, near Oswego ; removed, 1855, to the farm in the Little 
Rock township where his family have lived for many years; chil- 
dren : i. Mary Elizabeth, ii, George, iii. John, iv, Joseph H,, v. WU- 
liam, vi. Reuben, vii. Levi, viii. James M., ix. Joshua, x. Emily Lucy. 

iv. Amelia* (or Phoebe) Cox, — ^married ; five children. 

Fourth Generation, 
children of john* cox and mary howes, his wife. 

i. Mary Elizabeth* Cox, (John*, George*, Ebenezer^), — b. 
1837; d. 1846. 

ii. George* Cox, — clerk of the District Court, DeKalb County, 
111. ; served four years, studied law and was afterwards admitted to 
the bar ; removed to Storm Lake, Iowa, where he was in successful 
practice for several years ; died at the age of fifty years. 

iii. John* Cox, — ^b. July, 1840; enlisted 1862, in the 127th Regi- 
ment, Illinois Volunteers, in the War of the Rebellion ; d. 1864, of 
disease contracted, while in the service. 

iv. Joseph H.* Cox, — ^b. 1842; enlisted, 1862, in the same regi- 
ment; taken prisoner July, 1864; escaped December, 1864, while be- 
ing removed to Jacksonville prison, Florida ; reached the Union lines 
in the following February ; now living at Skedee, Oklahoma, 

V. William* Cox, — Aurora, Nebraska ; b. 1844 ; farmer. 

vi. Reuben* Cox, — Denver, Colorado ; b. 1846 ; has been a farm- 
er. 

vii. Levi* Cox, — St. Joseph, Missouri; b. 1848; engaged in the 
live stock commission business; served one term in the Nebraska 
Legislature. 

viii. James M.* Cox, — Hampton, Nebraska ; b. 1849 » ^^^ lived at 
Hampton since 1879; serving his third term in the Nebraska State 
Senate; has been successful in business and is regarded as the 
wealthiest man in his county. 

ix. Joshua* Cox, — York, Nebraska; b. June 21, 185 1; removed 
to Hamilton County, Nebraska, 1879; originally a farmer; 
later, engaged in the lumber business, afterwards in banking ; served 
two terms in the Nebraska Legislature, 1883-5 ; President of Ger- 
man-American Bank, of York, and of the Bank of Polk, Polk, Ne- 
braska ; m. Feb. 5, 1878, Cora J. , b. Dryden, Tompkins Coun- 
ty, N. Y., May 22, i860 ; children : f. Raymond L., cashier of Polk 
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X. Emily Lucy* Cox, — ^b. 1853; d. 1897; m. 1874, James M. 
oears, of Piano, Illinois. 

THE COX FAMILY OF OTSEGO COUNTY. 
First Generation. 

Joseph^ Cox, — of Warwickshire, England ; came to America with 
Abijah Gilbert, of Nuneaton, in the same county, in the autumn of 
T786. Gilbert spent the winter with relatives in New Jersey and 
there met Lewis and Richard Morris who had received from the 
State of New York, August 14, 1786, a grant of 35,000 acres of land 
in Montgomery, now Otsego County, as an indemnity for the de- 
struction of their property by the British in the Revolutionary War. 
From them he purchased a tract of one thousand acres in Otsego 
County, for £571, 8s, 8 d. or about $2,500, "sight unseen," covering 
the site of the present village of Gilberts ville, in the town of Butter- 
nuts, N. Y., of which he was the first settler. 

Joseph Cox also remained with relatives in New Jersey until the 
following year. In the spring of 1787, he accompanied Gen. Jacob 
Morris, (son of Lewis Morris, one of the signers of the Declaration 
of Independence), and his friend, Abijah Gilbert, to Butternuts 
where he afterwards purchased of Gilbert, a tract of land, portions 
of which are still owned by some of his descendants. Before leaving 
England, he was betrothed to Elizabeth Nichols, but the young lady 
who appears to have had a mind of her own, declined to marry until 
she had seen for herself the new home in. the wilderness. Accord- 
ingly, she journeyed thither on a tour of inspection and as she did not 
return but was married soon after, the new country evidently had 
made a favorable impression upon her. The wedding which was the 
first in the town, occurred in the spring of 1788. In the absence of 
any clergyman. Gen. Jacob Morris, who besides being a military of- 
ficer was also a Justice of the Peace, performed the ceremony at 
the Morris Manor. 

The circumstance of his having spent some time with relatives in 
New Jersey, together with the fact of his subsequent purchase of 
land belonging to the Morris patent in Otsego County, suggests the 
probability that the kinsfolk whom Joseph Cox visited were of the 
Cox family of Shrewsbury, N. J., where also a branch of the Mor- 
ris family was living at the time. It is more than likely that he there 
made their acquaintance and through them became interested in the 
property he afterwards purchased. 

That he belonged to the Church of England, is another circum- 
stance that suggests kinship with the Shrewsbury family, who were 
also of that faith, while the great majority of the Cox families of 
New Jersey, at that time, were either Baptists or Quakers ; children : 
f. Joseph, i*. Thomas, m, Richard, iv. Lucy, vi. William, vii, John, 
via, Isaac; all born at Gilbertsville. 

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Second Generation, 
children of joseph^ cox and elizabeth nichols. 

i. Joseph* Cox, Jr., (Joseph*), — b. December 15, 1789; m. Char- 
ity ; children : i. Diantha, ii. Jerusha, Hi. Harry. 

ii. Thomas* Cox, — b. May i, 1792; d. April 2, 1848; a soldier in 
the war of 1812; m. May 11, 1815, Sally Bump, b. Richmond, N. 
H., September 2, 1798, d. Aug. 26, 1892, daughter of Asa Bump, who 
settled at Gilbertsville, about 1802, and Lydia Daudley, and grand- 
daughter of Jacob Bump, who was b. at Mendon, 1738, and d. at 
Richmond, Dec. 17, 1829, and Dinah Slew. Jacob Bump served in 
the French and Indian War, in Capt. Maynard's Co., William Wil- 
liams' Regiment of Mass. MiUtia. 

At the repulse of the French on Lake George, 1759, he was sent 
with a small party across the wilderness to Quebec to inform Gen. 
Wolfe of the retreat of the French and Indians to Montreal, and 
their probable reinforcement of Gen. Montcalm at Quebec. This 
small party of Colonial soldiers were probably the only Americans 
at the assault and capture of Quebec by Gen. Wolf. 

It is said that owing to their unerring marksmanship and skill in 
woodcraft they were the first to scale the cliffs and hold the sur- 
prised French at bay until the main body of British Regulars had 
time to ascend and reinforce them. During the Revolutionary War. he 
was known as a "patriot," having signed the "Association Test 
Oath" ; children : i. Betsey, ii. Joseph T., Hi. Polly, iv. Sarah Ann, r. 
James William, vi. Jared Comstock. 

iii. Richard^ Cox, — ^b. Aug. 30, 1793; m. Qarissa Caulkins; chil- 
dren : i. Nancy, ii. William, iii. Charles, iv. Henry, v. George, I'i 
John, vii. Lewis. 

iv. LucY^ Cox, — b. Sept. 3, 1795; m. Jesse Gregory; children: t. 
Frank, ii. Richard, iii. Henry, iv. Serena, v. Leroy, vi. Isaac. 

v. William* Cox, — b. Apr. 21, 1800 ; m. Armenia ; chil- 
dren : i. Sally, m. Charles Edwards ; son, Eugene ; ii. Hannah, m. 
Cyrus Hopkins ; iii. Olive, unm. ; iv. Ranson, m. Delilah Foote: 
children: (i) William A., (2) James L., (3) Phoebe M., (4) Mary 
Ann; v. Mary Ann, m. (i) Franklin Peete; children: (i) Maria, 
(2) Amelia, (3) Jane, (4) Julia, (5) Adelaide. 

vi. John* Cox, — ^b. Mar. 9, 1803 : unm. 

vii. Isaac* Cox,— Mt. Upton, N. Y. ; b. Nov. 19, 1805 ; m. Go- 

rinda Shaw ; children : i. Julia, m. Carpenter ; ii. Emma, m. 

Fuller; son, Frank; iii. Leroy, iv. Addie, m. Menzo Odell; 

children: (i) Cory, (2) Charles; v. Libbie, m. Smith. 

Third Generation, 
children of joseph* cox, jr., and charity . 

i. DiANTHA* Cox, (Joseph*, Joseph^), — ^m. James Van Austin; 
had daughter, Helen, and other children. 

ii. Jerusha' Cox, — m. Thomas Empitt: children: t. Carrie, ii 
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i. Betsey* Cox, (Thomas*, Joseph^), — ^m. Jonathan Turner; liverl 
near Morris, N. Y. ; children : t. Thomas, «. Le Roy, Hi, William, iv 
Emeline, 

ii. Joseph T.* Cox, — of Gilbertsville ; m. Leonora Walker; chil- 
dren : i. Elizabeth, ii. George A. 

iii. Polly* Cox, — ^m. Henry Stebbins ; lived near Rockdale, N. Y. ; 
children : i. Leander, ii. Rosabell, iii. Luella, m. Anderson. 

iv. Sarah Ann* Cox, — Gilbertsville ; b. Aug. 13, 1823 ; d. Dec. 21, 
1908; m. Nov. 10, 1847, Oliver W. Harrington, b. Sept. 26, 1822, d. 
March 21, 1861 ; children: t. Frances, m. Emery Cobb; ii. Hannah, 
m. Scott Falls ; iii. Jewett, iv. James, v. Eugene, vi. Ida, m. Charles 

T. Fox, M. D.; vii. Lucinda, m. (i) Beeler, (2) Charles 

Blake. 

V. James William* Cox, M. D., — ^Albany, New York; b. Gil- 
bertsville, February 5, 1828; d. June 9, 1896; entered the office of 
Henry D. Paine, M. D., of Albany, as a student and graduated from 
the Albany Medical College, in 1852; one of the leading Homeo- 
fjathic physicians of the State ; founder of the Albany Homeopathic 
Hospital and. Dispensary; a skillful and accomplished physician, his 
natural powers of insight enabling him to distinguish hidden and ob- 
scure features of disease ; blessed to a remarkable degree, with cour- 
age, cheer and hope, qualities of mind which won for him the stead- 
fast confidence and love of those to whom he ministered and of all 
who were fortunate enough to make his acquaintance ; m. May 18, 
1854, Hannah Matilda, b. April 20, 1830, d. March 16, 1885, daugh- 
ter of Joseph T. Gilbert, of Gilbertsville ; children : i. James William, 
ii Frederick Joseph, iii. Edward Gilbert, iv. Caroline Gilbert. 

vi. Jared Comstock* Cox, — Mt. Upton, N. Y. ; m. Mary Hillsing- 
er ; children : i. Fanny; ii. Nellie, m. Burlison. 

Fourth Generation. 

children of JOSEPH T.* COX AND LEONORA WALKER. 

i. Elizabeth* Cox, (Joseph T.*, Thomas*, Joseph^), — ^m. Bert 
Oumpbell. 

ii. George Aldomer* Cox, M. D., — ^Albany, N. Y. ; b. Gilberts- 
ville, May 17, 1846; d. May 21, 1909; enlisted Dec. 17, 1863, at Gil- 
bertsville, in the 2nd Company of Heavy Artillery, New York Volun- 
teers ; took part in six or seven battles in the Civil War ; present at 
the surrender of Gen. Lee; mustered out of the service, June, 1865 : 
studied medicine with his uncle, James W. Cox, M. D. ; graduated 
from the Albany Medical College, Dec. 1868; for many years, a 
prominent Homeopathic physician of Albany; m. May 17, 1877, Es- 
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CHILDREN OF JAMES W.' COX, M. D., AND HANNAH M. GILBERT. 

i. James William* Cox, (James W.*, Thomas*, Josq)h^),— Al- 
bany, N. Y. ; b. April 14, 1859; graduated from Albany Academy, 
1877; private secretary to Hon. Erastus Corning, for seventeen 
years; organized, in 1895, the Albany Felt Company, pne of the 
leading industries of the city, and was elected President of the Com- 
pany, which office he still holds ; Trustee of the Albany Homeopathic 
Hospital for twenty-six years, and Secretary of the Board; Trus- 
tee of the Albany City Savings Institution, for more than twenty- 
five years, and now its Vice President ; member of the Society of 
Colonial Wars, and of the Society of the War of 1812; m. Dec. 8, 
1885, ^t Washington, D. C, Margaret, b. Oct. 25, i860, daughter of 
Thomas Riggs, of Baltimore, Md. ; children : t, James William, «. 
Thomas Riggs, Hi, Margaret Riggs. 

ii, Frederick Joseph* Cox, — B. A., M. D., Albany, N. Y.; b. 
June 2'7y 1866; graduated from Williams College, 1889, and from 
the Albany Medical School, 1892; engaged in active practice; mem- 
ber of the Homeopathic Hospital staff, giving special attention to 
bacteriological studies; member of the Society of the Sons of the 
American Revolution, and of the Society of the War of 1812; m. 
Feb. 23, 1899, Elizabeth Gilbert, daughter of Charles A. Butler, of 
Utica, N. Y. 

iii. Edward Gilbert* Cox, — A. M., M. D., Albany, N. Y. ; b. Feb. 
6, 1868; entered Williams College, in 1889, and remained two years; 
graduated from Albany Medical College, 1893, and afterwards re- 
ceived the degree of Master of Arts ; a skillful physician and a suc- 
cessful operator ; Chief Surgeon of the Albany Homeopathic Hospi- 
tal; m. Oct. II, 1893, Mary Adams, of Albany. 

iv. Caroline Gilbert* Cox, — ^m. Frederick Harris, of Albany, 
N. Y. ; children : i. Hamilton, ii. Hannah Cox, m. Lt. Commander 
Alfred Johnson, U. S. N. 

Fifth Generation. 

children of JAMES W.* COX AND MARGARET RIGGS. 

i. James W.' Cox, Jr., (James W.*, James W.', Thomas*, Jo- 
seph^), — Cornell, M. E., 1909, b. Sept. 6, 1886. 
ii. Thomas Riggs*^ Cox, — Cornell, M. E., 191 1, b. Jan. 29, 1889. 
iii. Margaret Riggs*^ Cox, — b. Nov. 9, 1893. 

THOMAS COCKS, FROM CORNWALL, ENGLAND. 

First Generation. 

Thomas^ Cocks, — name afterwards spelled Cox; b. and reared 
near Roche, in Cornwall; parents died when he was very young; 
brought up by his brother, Stephen ; had also an older brother, John, 
and a sister, Rebecca; became an architect and stone builder: was 
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up a Quaker, but m. Elizabeth Smisson, a Methodist, of Shearness. 
They had thirteen children, one or two, born in England ; names giv- 
en, are of those who grew to maturity; removed to the United 
States in 1827 ; settled in New York ; children : t. Thomas, «, Elisa- 
beth, Hi. Rebecca, iv, James Oliver, v. Mary, vi. Stephen John, vii, 
Jane, viii. Louise, ix, Grace, x. William Frank, 
AH died without issue except those hereafter mentioned. 

Second Generation, 
children of thomas^ cocks and elizabeth smisson. 

VI. Stephen John^ Cox, (Thomas^ Cocks), — d. Nov. 17, 1897; 
m. Mary Townsend Ray, who survived him ; children : i. Alice Maud, 
ii. Howard, 'Hi. Stephen John, iv. Frank Ernest, v. Clifton Ray. 

viii. Louise^ Cox, — m. Wolcott, of South Orange, N. J. ; 

son, Augustus. 

X. William Frank* Cox, — now living, near Eureka, Nev. : m. 
; children: i. Thomas, ii. James, Hi. Minnie. 

Third Generation. 

children of STEPHEN JOHN* COX AND MARY TOWNSEND RAY. 

i. Alice Maud* Cox, (Stephen J.*, Thomas^), — 

ii. Howard' Cox, — 

iii. Stephen John* Cox, — Cranford, N. J. ; lawyer, of firm of 
Baird, Cox and Scherr, N. Y. ; b. Cranford, N. J., Oct. 27, 1871 ; 
graduated, N. Y. Law School, "cum laude" 1893 ; m. April 27, 1898, 
Ada L. Grand, formerly of Toronto, Canada ; member. Democratic 
County Committee, Union Co., N. J., Director and Officer in various 
corporations; Presbyterian. [Who is Who? N. Y., 1907.] 

iv. Frank Ernest* Cox, — 

V. Clifton Ray* Cox, — 



Rev. Thomas Cox, — a Methodist Episcopal minister, of Mount 
Pleasant, Michigan, who came from Cornwall, England, and m. 
in Michigan, is perhaps of the same family as that above mentioned. 
He has one son, now a young man. 

FRAGMENTARY RECORDS. 

1636 — I. Samuel* Cox, — ^b. England, about 1636 ; settled on L. I. 

II. William^ Cox, (SamueP), — L. I.; b. about 1672; per- 

haps identical with William Cox, of Southold, (1681- 
1751)1 who m. (i) 171 1, Abigail Coleman, b. 1686, d. 
1725, (2) Abigail Benjamin; children: i. Samuel, h. 1712, 
d. 1784; ii. a child, d. 1725 ; iii. Mary, d. 1739; iv. Jere- 
miah, b. 1725, d. 1727. (See, Moore's Index of South- 
old). 

III. William' Cox, (William*, SamueU), — b. L. I., about 
1 716; d. 1791 ; removed to Orange Co.( ?) 

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ange Co., Mar. 22, 1757; d. Feb. 3, 1817; five sons and 
four daughters. 

V. John B.» Cox, (William*, », ^ Samuel^,— b. Aug. 8, 1787; 

d. Jan. 4, 1867. 

VI. James J.® Cox, (John B.*, William*, etc.),^-b. Jan. 3, 
1857 ; d. abput 1895 ; a veteran of the Civil War ; in the 
New York Post Office, for many years; in charge of 
new routes ; injured by the fall of an elevator in the P. O. 
from the effects of which he did not recover ; his family 
lived at Middletown, N. Y. 

VII. James B/ Cox, (James J.«, John B.^ etc.),--b. Dec 
II, 1858. 

VIII. Theodore B.® Cox, (James B.^, James J\*, etc), — ^b. 
Aug. 31, 1883. 

1644 — Sergeant Cock, — mentioned, Bolton's Westchester Co. 

1656 — ^JoHN Cock — resident of Gravesend; probably the John Cox 
who, with others from that locality, went to Middletown, 
N. J., about 1667. 

1657 — Peter Kock, — Small burgher. New Amsterdam. 

1660-85 — Mrs. Koks, — Kept tavern, New York, in the time of 
Charles II. 

1664-74 — ^Annatje Kocks — (Anna Cox), a well-to-do widow; 
lived at Broadway and Bowling Green. 

1666 — Nathaniel Cocks — ^witnessed a will, Hempstead, L. I. 

1667 — ^John Cock (or Cox), — of Gravesend; removed to Mon- 
mouth Co., N. J.(?) 

1675 — ^John Cox, Sen., — of Hashamomack, L. I., sold property at 
Southold. 

1677- 1 785 — ^Ann, widow of Cox; b. New Castle, Delaware, 

Mar. 1677; d. New York, Sept 7, 1785; mother of Sarah 
Cox, who married, Aug. 8, 1744, Adam Todd from Scotland; 
Sarah Todd, grand-daughter of Ann, not Sarah (Cox) Todd, 
as elsewhere stated, m. 1785, John Jacob Astor. 

1681-89 — Thomas Willemzen Cock— children bap. — ^Reformed 
Dutch Church records. 

1683-89 — ^William Cox, — a prominent merchant; in the West In- 
dia trade ; Alderman, 1683 ; m, Sarah Bradley, 1685 ; drowned 
1689. 
Samuel Cox, — a brother, named in his will. 

1683-1740 — ^Jacobus Cock, — citizen, New York; admitted as a free- 
man; Jacobus Kok (Cock or Cox) m. Catharina Davits 
(Davids), 1698. 

1685 — Rowland Cox, — wxit of capias procured against him by 
George Brewerton, for defamation of character. 

1687 — WiLUAM Cox, — ^m. Juda Martins. 

1689 — Dorothea Cox, — wife of Ritzard Harfort; son, Ritzard 
(Richard) baptized, Mar. 31. 

1690 — Mary Cox, — from York, in N. E. (Maine?), m. Richard 
Glover, of London, Apr. 11, (or Feb. 14). — R. D. Church 
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1691 — Laurens Cornelius Cock, — ^had wife, Margaret Barent; 
son, Barent, baptized March i. — R. D. Church records. 

1692 — Edward Cock (or Kocx), — m. Helena Janse Meyer. 

1701-2— George Cox, Jr., — N. Y. City; signs petition to William 
III, Dec. 30; signs address to Lord Cornbury, Gov'r of N. 
Y., Oct. 2, 1702. 

1702 — Catherine Cock, — ^widow, m. Conrad Van der beek, wid'r, 
Oct. ao, — R. D. Church records. 

1714 — Christopher Cock, — ^wid'r, late of N. Y., deceased; 
John Cock, — his brother, appointed adm'r, Oct. 23. 

1715 — Richard Cox, — had wife Antje (Ann) ; twin children, John 
and Maria, bap. Jan. 9. — R. D. Church records. 

1720-2 — ^Dirk Koek, — had wife, Susanna Krigier; sons, Willem, 
bap. July 3, 1720; Simon, bap. Oct. 3, 1722. — R. D. Church 
records. 

1720 — ^Thomas Koks (Cox), — ^wid'r, from Boston, m. Aug. 19, Jo- 
hannah (Hannah.^) daughter of William Haldron, and wid- 
ow of John Ellise, from N. Haarlem (Riker, in his History of 
Harlem, says her first husband was John Allen, of Milford) ; 
son, Benjamin, bap. Nov. 15, 1721. — R. D. Church records. 

1720 — ^Andrew Cox, — ^had 42 acres of land at White Plains, about 
1720. 

1 721 — Edward Cock — ^m. Jane Devoir, Mar. 27, 

1721-S — Richard Cok (Cox), — had wife, leda (Ida) Percell; chil- 
dren bap. R. D. Church, N. Y., i. Maria, May 28, 1721 ; «. 
Roberd (Robert), Aug. 18, 1723; tii. Johanna, Nov. 7, 1725. 

1722 ( ?) — ^Alexander R. Cox, — of England, m. Coralie Livingston, 
of N. Y. 

1723 — ^Jane Cox, — ^m. Isaac Braesjer, Aug. 23. — R. D. Church rec- 
ords. 

1724 — Edward Cox, — had wife Phebe; son, Edward, bap. May 10, 
Jamaica, L. I. — P. E. Church Records. 

1727-41 — ^Antje Koek, — wife of Abraham Van Deursen ; children 
bap. R. D. Church : i. Abraham, July 4, 1727 ; ii, Annetje, Jan. 
19, 1729; Hi, Susanna, Jan. 10, 1731; iv. Abraham, Mar. 2, 
1733; ^- Annatje, July 3, 1741. 

1727 — Edi Cock, — m. Robert Bleen. — R. D. Church records. 

1730-41 — Harmpje Coek, — wife of Jan Jacobze ; children bap. R. D. 

Church: i, , June 7, 1730; ii. John, June 22, 1733; Hi, 

Susanna, July 16, 1738, (b. Sept. 22, 1737) ; iv, Maria, Dec. 2, 
1741. 

1732-41 — Gabriel Cox, — Brooklyn, witnessed will of John Rapalie, 
of "BrooWands, Co. of Kings, Island of Nassau," Sept. 6, 
1732, and that of Peter Norbury, Kings Co., Dec. 14, 1741. 

1732 — David Cox, — ^m. Elysabeth Tingsley, of N. Y., 7 November. 
Records, St. George's Church, Hempstead, L. I. 

1733 — David Cox, — ^witnessed will of John Avoiy, N. Y., Sept. i. 

1737 — ^JoHN Cox, — ^m. Ede (Ida) Stephenson; license, Nov. i. — ^R. 
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1737-41 — Dorothy Cox, — daughter of Edward; beneficiar> uiader 
will of Mrs. Dorothy Sherman, of N. Y., a cousin of her fath- 
er, Nov. 10, 1737, probated Dec, 14, 1741. 

1740 — William Cox, — attorney for William Bicknell, of Barbadoes 
in a complaint against Nicholas Blake, of N. Y, about 1740. 

1749 — Maria Cox, — m. John Gillespy, Apr. 27. 

1752 — ^David Cox, — residing near Long Bridge, N. Y. City, and Jo- 
seph Banks, of Newark, N. J., advertised farm of 200 acres, 
for sale, 2}/% miles from Newark. 

1753 — ^Gabriel Cox, — ^wife, Deborah, and daughter, Martha, men- 
tioned. 

1753 — Margareta Kok, — ^wife of Jacob Boshart; son, Hendrick, 
bap. Sept. 2. 

1754 — William Cock — and his wife, Maria Emmet, at a baptism, 
Jan. 16. — R. D. Church records. 

1757 — Martha Cox, — ^widow, m. Samuel Bridges, carver; license, 
Feb. 21 ; m. Feb. 30 (sic). — Presbyterian Church records. 

1758 — ^Anna Cock, (Kock), — m. John Hughson. 

1758 — ^Annie Cox, — m. Sept. i, Michael Hay, — R, D. Church rec- 
ords. 

1759 — Deborah Cox, — ^wif e of Alexander Ogilvy ; son, Thomas, b. 
Nov. 19, bap. Dec. 21, 1766. 

1760 — ^James Kock (or Cock), — on Colonial Muster roll; Capt. 
Roger's Company, Westchester Co. 

1761 — ^William Cox, — m. Christina Chappel ; license Feb. 23. 

1 761 — Sarah Cox, — ^m. Peter Machet; license May 6. — Presbyter- 
ian Church records. 

1761 — Charles Cox, — m. Elizabeth Peffer; license, June 22. 

1761 — Joseph Cox, — ^m. Susanna Johnson; license July 30. 

1762 — David Cox, — of N. Y,, m. Mary Liveton, Middlesex Co., N. 
J. ; license Sept. 30. 

1762 — Sara Cock, — m. Mangel Minthom. — R. D. Church records. 

1763 — Hannah Cox, — m. John White, May i. — Presbyterian 
Church records. 

William Cox, — m. Ann White, date not given. — R. D. 
Church records. 

1764 — Robert Cox, — m. Catharine Ogden; license, June 6; (he or 
his son, in city government) ; children: t. Catharine, b. 1767; 
». Robert, b. Mar. 18, 1769; Hi, Mary, b. 1771 ; iv, William, 
b. July 18, 1773; Robert and William, bap. in the Presbyterian 
Church. 

1764 — Thomas Cox, — ^m. Hannah Chappel; license, Oct. 18. 

1766 — Rev. Gerhard Daniel Cock, — Pastor Reformed Dutch 
Church, Rhinebeck, N. Y., 1764-1791, m. Christina Ten 
Broeck. 

1768 — William Cox, — Poor-master, east and west side, Walkill 
River, in the present town of Montgomery, Orange Co. 

1769 — Christ*'. Cox, — ^wife of Abra™. Benn; son John, bap. Jan. 
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1772-4 — Gabriel Cox, — ^had wife, Ann Barkey ; children : *. Gabriel, 
b. 1772 ; it. Isaac, b. July 14, 1774. 

1772-4 — Nicholas Cox, — ^had wife, Jane Beatty (Ulster Co.?); 
children: i. Chrissy, b. Sept. 20, bap. Oct. 18, 1772; n. Jane, 
b. Aug. 18, 1774.— First Presbyterian Church records, N. Y. 

1775 — Benjamin Cox, — of Minnisink, signed the Revolutionary As- 
sociation. 

Note — ^The early settlers in the southern part of Orange 
Co. were principally English who moved from the eastern 
States to Long Island, and thence to Orange Co. (See Ea- 
gar's Hist, of Orange Co., 1846). 

1775 — ^Joseph Cox, — dealer in upholstery goods in N. Y. City, dur- 
ing the Revolution. 

1775 — David Cox, — m. Catharine Fry; license, Dec. 11; probably 
of Montgomery Co. 

1776 — ^Annatje Cock, — m. Hendrick Fink. 

1776 — ^William Cock, — graduated, Kings College, now Columbia 
University. 

1778 — ^Ann Cock, — ^m. Robert Andrews. 

1779 — ^Joseph Cox, — m. Eliz. Wilson ; she, bap. Oct. 3, 1779. — R. D. 
Church records. 

1780 — ^Hannah Cox, — m. John Thomson; license, Aug. 23. 

1781 — ^Anna Cock, — ^m. Nathaniel Dickinson. 

1 781 — ^Francis Cock, — m. Mary Robertson. 

1781 — Mary Cox, — m. Aeneas Roberts ; license, Mar. 25. 

1 781 — ^Ann Cox, — m. Obadiah Stillwell; license, Aug. 25. 

1781 — Capt. James Cox, — an English refugee, of character; board- 
ed at Newtown, L. I. ; had lived in Virginia ; at the peace, 
went to Nova Scotia; proprietor of line of schooners plying 
between Shelbum and New York ; returned later to N. Y. ; 
d. of yellow fever. (See Riker's Annals). 

1782 — ^William Cock, — m. Dorothy Wallace. 

1782 — John Cox, — m. Elizabeth McWhire, Nov. 3. 

1784 — ^JoHN Cox, — Onondaga Co.; witness, Feb. 10. 
Silas Cox, — Onondaga Co.; witness, Feb. 10. 

1785 — Hannah Cocks, — m. Stephen Wood, Dec. 29. — Records, St. 
George's Church, Hempstead. 

1786 — Names in N. Y. City Directory : 

E. Cocks, — merchant, 75 Water St. 

J. Cocks, — merchant, 83 Water St. 

Robert Cocks (Cox), — merchant, 4 William St. 

Albion Cocks, — ^merchant, 240 Queens St. 

Isaac Cocks (Cox), — merchant, 194 Queens St 

1792-3 — ^William Cock, — member of Assembly. (See, 1776). 

1790 — Thomas Cox, — had wife, Maria Forbes ; daughter, Gitty, b. 
Aug. 30, bap. Sept. 26. — R. D. Church records. 

1790— Joseph Cox, — of British ship, Edward, Sept. 14; "his ship." 

1791 — William Cox, — ^mariner, from Nova Scotia; m. Sept. 17, 
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1 79 1 — Patience Cox, — widow, m. Matthew Jarvis, May 23. 

1795— Thomas Cocks,— late of Fishkill, N. Y., died; Albert D. 
Montfort, appointed Adm"^, Oct. 7. 

1800— John Cox,— town of Westchester, Westchester Co.; will 
recorded before 1800; probably the same who m. Ann Dc 
Lancey. (See, under West Indies). 

1800 — John W. Cox, — instructor. Union Hall Academy, Jamaica, 
about 1800. 

1800— Nelly Cox,— widow of Thomas Cocks, of Fishkill; d. 1800; 
adm' appointed Oct. 7. 

1801 or 1804 — Mary Cox, — m. Robert Watts. 

181 1 — Ruth, widow of Robert Cox; name in N. Y. Directory. 

1813 — Hugh Cox, — Schenectady; his wife, Elizabeth Mure; daugh- 
ter, Sarah, b. Sept. 8, 1813, d. July i, 1893, 

WEST INDIES. 

JOHN COX, OF THE ISLAND OF ELEUTHERA. 

First Generation. 

JoHN^ Cox, — born probably in England ; a resident, 1663, of Eleu- 
thera, one of the larger islands of the Bahama group; owned 49 
acres of land in the neighborhood of Brackish Pond, where the prin- 
cipal settlement was made ; became a member of the Council of the 
Sommer, or Somer, Islands, as the Bermudas were sometimes called, 

August 26, 1673; m. Seymour, who was either a daughter 

or sister of captain Florentius Seymour, Lieutenant Governor of the 
Bermudas, in 1680; children: t. Florentius, perhaps others. 

Second Generation. 

Florentius* Cox, (John^), — of Eleuthera; inherited from his 
father, share number 11, comprising the 49 acres which he owned 
in Devonshire Tribe, or Parish. The homestead was on this prop- 
erty. Married (i) Sarah , (2) Mary ; will, January 

3, 1730-1, probated, February i, 1736; left houses and lands on the 
islands of Eleuthera and New Providence to his three sons and pro- 
vided otherwise, for his daughters ; children : t. Florentius, ft. Thom- 
as, Hi, John, iv, Martha M,, v. Ann, vi. Sarah. 

Third Generation. 

i. Florentius' Cox, (Florentius^, John^), — appears to have re- 
moved in early life to New Providence, Bahamas; became a ship 
builder and a prominent member of the House of Assembly; ^^^as 
expelled with two others in 1738, for misrepresenting in London, the 
action of the House ; elected Speaker of the House, 1740, in place 
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ber I, 1750; bequest to Mary Cox, his wife; married (i) Sarah 
, (2) Mary ; children: i. Elisabeth, m. William Wood- 
side; if. Joseph. 

ii. Thomas* Cox, (Florentius^, John^), — of Devonshire Parish, 

Bennuda - son of Florentius* and Sarah Cox ; m. Mary ; will, 

probated 1761 ; children: t. Susannah, n. Jane, in. Rebecca, iv. Mar* 
tha, V. Florentius, vi. James S., 7ni. John, 

ill. John* Cox, (Florentius*, John^), — b. Bermuda; becanie a 
planter ; interested also in navigation ; owned the vessel used to mar- 
ket his crops; removed to Charleston, S. C. ; his will, August 10, 
1738, probated January 19, 1744, describes him as a "mariner;" 
same instrument refers to his five sons, names not given ; house in 
Charleston, at his wife's re-marriage, or death, left to son, Isaac; 
rent to go towards support of children until youngest was 18; m, 

Martha , who, after his death, and prior to 1744, m. — ■. 

Beazley; children: t. Joseph, ii. Elizabeth, Hi. Isaac, iv. Jacob; 
others not known. 

Fourth Generation. 
children of thomas* cox and mary . 

i. Susannah* Cox, (Thomas*, Florentius*, John^), — ^b. Aug. 16, 
1739; bap. Christ Church, Nassau, New Providence, April 27, 1746; 
m, Benjamin Patem Wallington ; children : i. John Cox, ii. Benjamin 
IV., m. Christina Whitney. 

ii. Jane* Cox, — m. Cox ; children : i. Josiah. 

iii. Rebecca* Cox,— d. January, 1835; unm. 

iv. Mabtha* Cox, — Living 1825 ; d. unm. 

V- Florentius* Cox, — ^b. Devonshire Parish, Bermuda ; m. Mary 
Darrell, of Harwick ; children : i. Ann, ii. Martha, Hi. Mary, m. Rich- 
ard W. Tynes, children — i. Florentius J., ii. Catharine, iii. Mary C, 
iv- Ann, m. Morris A. M. Frith, v. Richard. 

vi. James S.* Cox, — b. Bermuda, 1748; d. September 15, 1821 ; 
settled in Philadelphia, shortly after the Revolutionary War; there 
engaged in marine insurance business; President, Insurance Com- 
pany, State of Pennsylvania, for many years ; Mr. and Mrs. James 
S. Cox dined with Gen. Washington, Philadelphia, April 2, 1795; 
m. (i) October 21, 1784, Hitty, b. Sept. 16, 1766, d. November 2, 
1785, daughter of William Sitgreaves, of Philadelphia, (2), Jan. 4, 
1787, Charlotte, b. Jan. 8, 1769, d. Oct. 4, 1820, sister of Hitty Sit- 
greaves; children: first marriage — 1. Hitty, second marriage — ii. 
John, Hi. William Sitgreaves, iv. Juliana, b. Feb. 11, 1793, d. Dec. 7, 
1795 • ^- J<^mes, vi. Samuel, vii. Edward, b. Dec. 12, 1802, d. Aug. 18, 
1803. 

vii. John* Cox, — partner of his brother, James S. They were 
successfully engaged in business, for many years, on the island of 
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CHILDREN OF JOHN* COX AND MARTHA 



i. Joseph* Cox, (John*, Florentius*, John^, — an executor of his 
father's will, Charleston, S. C, August lo, 1738; bought property, 
of Thomas Lynch ; a new deed given him by Lynch, 1750, describes 
him as "mariner, of Charleston," and refers to "the late dreadful 
hurricane, 15 September, last," which destroyed his dwelling house; 
m. July 3, 1746, at St. Philip's Church, Hannah Liston, of Charles- 
ton ; lived after marriage, for a time, at least at Nassau, N. P. ; died 
about 1761 ; his estate appraised May 25th of that year, by William 
Dandridge, Joseph Hutchins and Thomas Liston ; children : t. John, 
ii. Joseph, Hi. Hannah, iv. Martha, v, Ketura, 

ii. Elizabeth* Cox, — m. (i), Sept. 4, 1756, at Christ Church, 
Nassau, N. P., Charles Marshall, who died, (2) in 1763, John Ram- 
sey, a native of Perthshire, Scotland, b. 173 1, a merchant near the 
Fly Market, New York City, in 1768, later of firm of Mercer and 
Ramsey, lived in New Jersey, during the Revolutionary war, after- 
wards, resumed business on Pearl St., New York, and had*his resi- 
dence on Greenwich St., lived for a few years in Philadelphia, re- 
turned on account of his wife's health to his farm in Westchester 
County and there d. December i, 1816, aged 85 years; children: 
first marriage — i. Jennett, ii. Margaret, second marriage — m. Elisa- 
beth, b. Aug. 31, 1767; iv. Charles, b. Jan. 5, 1769; v. Eleanor, b. 
Mar. 24, 1772, vi. Martha, b. July 18, 1774, m. John Cruger, of Bel- 
mont; vii. Isabel, b. June 27, 1780, m. Bloomfield; children 

of second marriage all baptized in the Presbvterian Church, New 
York. 

iii. Isaac* Cox, — originally, of Nassau, N. P., where he was at 
one time, a Justice of the Peace; gave power of attorney, 1759. to 
Downs and Nicholson, Charleston, S. C. ; removed to Philadelphia, 
about 1761, in which year he bought property on the Delaware Riv- 
er, extending south beyond the city limits ; added, from time to time, 
to his holdings in Philadelphia County and, in 1775, bought two 
tracts in Northumberland County ; elected a member of the corpora- 
ation of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1770; member of Common 
Council, 1774-5 J 21" extensive property holder; assessed valuation of 
his estate, 1780, £123,400; d. Philadelphia, 1776; will, Aug. 7, 1772, 
probated, June 30, 1776; also probated at Canterbury, England, 1784, 
the instrument describing him as a native of Devonshire Parish ; m. 
twice, name of first wife not given; Mrs. Stowe, his second wife: 
children : first marriage — t. Jane, ii. Martha, Hi. Althea, iv. John, v. 
Isaac, second marriage — in. Mary, zni. a son, m. Elizabeth, or Ann 
Bamett; viii. Jacob, natural son of Margaret Griffetts, afterwards 
the wife of George Fudge, of Philadelphia. 

iv. Jacob* Cox, — planter, Nassau, New Providence; will, October 
9, 1764; bequests to his sister, Elizabeth (Cox) Marshall and her 
two children, Jennett, and Margaret Marshall; m. December 18, 
1757, at Nassau, Mrs. Sarah Thompson ; son, PVilliam, b. July 1758, 
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Fifth Generation.* 

i. HiTTY* Cox, (James S.*, Thomas*, Florentius^, John^), — b. 
Sept 28, 1785; d. Dec. 12, 1863; m. Feb. 6, 1804, John, son of 
Abram Markoe, of Philadelphia, b. Dec. 24, 1781, d. Oct. 26, 1834; 
children: i. James, ii, Abraham, b. Jan. 31, i8a6, 4- Feb. 4, 1816; Hi. 
Elizabeth Baynton, iv. Maria Scott, b. Feb. 15, 1809, d. Apr. 11, 
1810; V. John, b. Oct. 17, 1810, d. May 29, 1865 ; vi, Maria, vii, Ellen, 
via. Mary, b. Feb. 12, 1817, d. Oct. 5, 1819; ix, Emily, x. Samuel, 
xi. William. 

CHILDREN OF JAMES S.* COX AND CHARLOTTE SITGREAVES. 

ii. John" Cox, — ^b. Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 1788; d. Feb. 6, 1864; 
m. Aug. 4, 1818, Martha, b. Feb. 29, 1792, d. Apr. 14, 1831, daugh- 
ter of Gen. William Lyman, of Northampton, Mass. ; children : i. 
Juliana, ii. Frances, Hi. James Sitgreaves, iv. William Lyman, b. 
Nov. 22, 1823, d. Nov. 28, 1825 ; v. Mary Lyman, b. Sept. 15, 1827, 
d. Sept. 14, 1833. 

iii. William Sitgreaves" Cox, Lieut., U. S. N. — ^b. Jan. 20, 1791 ; 
d. Oct. 17, 1874; he fired the last gun in the engagement be- 
tween the Chesapeake and Shannon, June i, 1813; was court 
martialed and dismissed from the navy because he acceded 
to the request of his commander, James Lawrence, when 
mortally wounded, to assist in carrying him below deck, 
and because he refused permission to Midshipman Higgin- 
botham to cut down their own men when fleeing from the enemy. 
The present teaching of Prof. W. O. Stevens, of the Naval Acad- 
emy, is, "that the real tragedy of the Chesapeake is, that a nation 
should have sacrificed a brave young man to its hurt vanity. 

" TLet us go and call on the duke,' was the way in which the young 
men used to speak of him." — ^Judge Flandrau, of the Supreme 
Court, Minnesota. 

"He was a man of distinguished appearance, acquainted with 
books, clubs and foreign countries, so that it was not surprising that 
they should have lighted upon this sobriquet for him. He was my 
beau ideal of a young gentleman; my mentor in matters of good 
form." — From Biography of William S. Cox; m. Apr. 16, 1816, 
Jane Eliza, d. Jan. 10, 1868, daughter of John Banks, of Montser- 
rat. West Indies, and of Georgetown, N. C. ; children : i. Charlotte 
Sitgreaves, ii. Hitty Markoe, iii. William Sitgreaves, Jr., iv. Hew- 
son, V. Julia Scott, vi. Alfred, b. Jan. 22, d. Apr. 28, 1824 ; vii. Flor- 
tan, b. 1825, d. 1826 ; vii. Eugene St. Julian. 

v. James* Cox, — b. Jan. 20, 1798; d. Dec. 30, 1862; m. (i) Jan. 
17, 1822, Sarah, daughter of Robert Ralston, of Philadelphia, b. 

♦Unless otherwise stated, the descendants of James S. Cox, and 
the families related to them by marriage, may be regarded, ordi- 
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Feb. 1800, d. Jan. 23, 1830; m. (2) Apr. 20, 1831, Elisabeth Physick, 
b. Sept. 1813, d. Sept. 23, 1877, daughter of John Tyng Dorsey, of 
Philadelphia ; children : first marriage — t. Robert Ralston, b. Oct. 20, 
1822, d. May 23, 185 1 ; it. Maria Dorsey, Hi. Sarah Clarkson, b. Mar. 
31, 1826, d. Aug. 7, 1910; iv. John Chester, second marriage — v. 
Dorsey, vi. Emily, 

vi. Samuel' Cox,— b. Jan. 20, 1798; d. Oct. 3, 1880; m. Nov. 28, 
1822, Helen Maria, b. Mar. 8, 1798, d. Jan. 3, i860, daughter of 
Gen. William Lyman ; children : 1. Helen Maria, ii. Samuel, iiu Anna 
Sitgreaves, b. Nov. 27, 1829, d. Dec. 18, 1833. 

CHILDREN OF ISAAC* COX AND — . 

I. Jane** Cox, (Isaac*, John', Florentius*, John^), — ^b. Nassau, 
N. P., May 29, 1746; m. Dr. Francis Harrison, a surgeon, son of 
Nathaniel, a merchant at Nassau; lived in Philadelphia; removed, 
1780, to Middlesex Co., N. J. ; children, bap. Christ Church, Phila- 
delphia; children: i. Margaret, b. Jan. 22, 1768; u. John, b. Dec. 17, 
1770; Hi, George, b. Sept. 3, 1762 (?), d. July 6, 1845. 

II. Martha' Cox, — ^bap. Sept. 8, 1748; d. Mar. 9, 1816, aged 67; 
m.'Jan. 8, 1766, in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Isaac, son of Wil-. 
Ham Wikoff and Agnes Van Doom (Van Doren), of Easton, Pa., 
bap. Marlborough, N. J., Dec. 2, 1739, d. Oct. 29, 1814, ae. 75 ; both 
buried, St. Paul's Church yard, Philadelphia; children: t. Ann, ii. 
Jacob C, Hi. William, iv. Peter, v. John, zn. Isaac. 

iii. Althea** Cox, — ^b. 1750; d. Mar. 12, 1770; m. Mar. 30, 1769, 
Peter, son of William and Agnes (Van Doom) Wikoff, of Philadel- 
phia, b. 1734, d. Jan. 11, 1804, one of Washington's aides, at the bat- 
tle of Monmouth ; only child, Henry. 

iv. John' Cox, — ^b. Nassau (?) 1754; d. prior to 1804; removed 
with his father, to Philadelphia, about 1761 ; m. Jan. 12, 1786, Ann, 
fourth child of Peter DeLancey and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of 
Governor Cadwallader Colden, of New York, Rev. Benjamin 
Moore, officiating; removed to New York City where he was for 
many years, a prominent merchant ; noted for his public spirit and 
for his charities ; no children. 

V. Isaac* Cox, — b. Sept. i, 1755; d. May 9, 1787; for some years, 
a merchant in Philadelphia ; paymaster of Pennsylvania troops, in the 
Revolution, ranking as Major; received his commission from the 
Council of Safety, Philadelphia, Sept. 18, 1776; joint owner, with 
Stephen Girard and others of a number of American privateers ; re- 
ceived letters of marque from the government, in 1780; m. Feb. 28, 
1780, Catharine daughter of Gerard W. Beekman and Mary Duyck- 
wick, his wife; removed to New York and was there engaged in 
business until his death ; children : i. Isaac Beekman, ii. Mary, m. 
Asher Marks — ^their son, "Beau Marks," of New York; iii. John 
Florentius. 

vi. Mary* Cox,— daughter of Isaac*, and his second wife, Mrs. 
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dith, on the Falls road, two miles from Philadelphia, Gen. Jacob, 
son of Lewis Morris, of Morrisania, N. Y. ; lived for several years, 
in Philadelphia, afterwards at Butternuts, Otsego Co., N. Y., where 
the Morris family owned an extensive tract of land which the State 
had given them as an indemnification for losses caused by the de- 
struction of property in Westchester Co., N. Y., by the British dur- 
ing the Revolution; children: i. John Cox, b. 1781 ; ii. Richard, b. 
i;S2; m. Sarah Sabina, m. (i) 181 3, Peter Philip James Kean, (2) 
Love Baker, of New York city, d. 1854. 

Sixth Generation. 

CHILDREN of HITTY' COX AND JOHN MARKOE. 

i. James* Markoe, (Hitty* Cox, James S.*, Thomas', Florentius*, 
John^), — ^b. Dec. 20, 1804; d. July 16, 1876; m. Apr. 21, 1833, Sarah 
Coleman, d. Jan. 8, 1887, daughter of James Cooper Fisher, of Cam- 
den, N. J. ; children : i. Mary, ii, Fanny, b. May 26, 1836, d. June 28, 
1842; m. John, iv, Maria, b. Nov. 26, 1840; v. James, b. May 30, 
1843; w- Harry, vii. Fanny, b. June i, 1850, d. Oct. 15, 1856; viii. 
Leila, b. June 4, 185 1. 

iii. Elizabeth Baynton* Markoe, — ^b. July 23, 1807; d. May i, 
1886; m. (i) Dec. 18, 1828, William Masters, b. Apr. 10, 1802, d. 
Mar. 7, 1842, son of Turner Camac, of Green Mount Lodge, County 
Louth, Ireland, (2) William Sitgreaves* Cox, Jr.; children: first 
marriage — i. William, ii. Mary Ricketts. iii, John Burgess; second 
marriage — (See, William S. Cox, Jr.). 

vi. Maria* Markoe,— b. Dec. 18, 1812; d. Feb. 12, 1873; m. June 
3^ 1835, George Mifflin, b. Dec. 26, 1806, d. Feb. 5, 1870, son of 
William Fishboume Wharton ; children : i. Ellen Markoe, ii. Agnes, 
iii. Maria, vlk Hitty Markoe, v. Elizabeth, vi. William Fishbourne, 
Iii. Edith, via. George. 

vii. Ellen* Markoe, — ^b. Nov. 15, 1814; m. May 6, 1840, George 
Emlen; children: t. Mary, ii, George, iii. Harry, b. Mar. 31, 1847, 
d. Mar. 17, 1871 ; iv, Ellen, h. Feb. 13, 1850. 

ix. Emily* Markoe, — ^b. Feb. 14, 1817; d. Oct. 4, 1906; m. June 
6, 1838, George William, b. Dec. 10, 1815, d. Feb. 20, 1853, son of 
Dr. Nathaniel Chapman, of Virginia; children: 1. Mary Randolph, 
ii. Elizabeth Camac, iii. Henry Cadwalader, iv. Rebecca, v. George, 
b. July 5, 1852, d. 1853. 

X. Samuel* Markoe, — b. Feb. 16, 1819; d. Sept. 24, 1909; m. 
(i) Sept. 10, 1840, Rebecca Louise, daughter of William Dunlap. 
Champaign Co., Ohio, b. Sept. 5, 1822, d. Apr. 26, 1862. (2) Eliza- 
beth Hardin, daughter of Allen Hall, b. Aug. 26, 183 1, d. Jan. 30, 
1894; children: first marriage — i. Ellen, ii. William, iii. Emily, iv. 
Leila, v, Hitty, b. Aug. 24, 1854, d. Apr. 23, 1885 J ^*- John, b. Jan. 
26, 1857, d Dec. 6, 1875: vii. Frank D,; second marriage, — viii, An- 
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xi. William* Markoe, — ^b. July 25, 1820; m. July 3, 1849, 
Maria Dorsey, b. June 10, 1824^ d. Aug. 15, 1898, daughter of 
James* Cox; children: (See, Maria Dorsey* Cox). 

CHILDREN OF JOHN* COX AND MARTHA LYMAN. 

i. Juliana* Cox, (John*, James S.*, Thomas', Florentius*, John^). 
b. July 25, 1819; d. Oct. 24, 1896; m. July i, 1845, Thomas Alex- 
ander, b. Aug. 22, 1814, d. Feb. i, 1888, son of Thomas Biddle; 
children: i. John Cox, b. Apr. 21, 1846, d. Jan. 29, 1865; «. Henry 
Williams, Hi. Anna Sitgr eaves, iv. Alfred, b. Dec 15, 1851, d. Dec. 
21, 1884; V. William Lyman b. Oct. 8, 1853 5 ^- Prancis, b. Oct. 31, 
1855, ^- J^^'^- I7> 1887 ; 7ni, Julia, tHU. Frances Henderson, b. and d. 
Jan. 21, 1861. 

ii. Frances* Cox, — ^b. July 21, 1820; d. Jan. 25, 1897; m. Oct 
1839, Gen. James Pinckney Henderson, of Texas, b. Mar. 31, 1808; 
d. June 4, 1858 ; children : i. Fanny, ii. Julia Biddle. 

iii. James Sitgreaves* Cox, — b. Feb. 13, 1822; d. Apr. 20, 1901; 
m. June 25, 1857, Mary FuUerton, b. Jan. 15, 1836, daughter of 
Erskine Hazard; children: i. Mary Hazard, h. Aug. 18, 1858, d. 
Apr. 26, 1864; ii. Martha Lyman, iii. Fanny Hazard, iv. Julia Bid- 
dle, V. John Lyman, vi. Edith, vii. Erskine Hazard, b. Nov. 10, 
1869; via. Alice, ix. Edward Vermilye. 

children of WILLIAM SITGREAVES COX* AND JANE ELIZA BANKS, 

i. Charlotte Sitgreaves* Cox, (William S.*, James S.*, Thom- 
as*, Florentius*, John^), — ^b. Feb. 6, 1817; d. May 22, 1886; m. 
June 4, 1840, Daniel N., b. Nov. 30, 1801, d. Aug. 7, 1852, son of 
James Pope, of Salem, Mass. ; children : i. William Cox, ii. Emily, 
iii. Elizabeth, iv. Gertrude, v. Helen Augusta. 

ii. Hitty Markoe* Cox, — b. Mar. 21, 1819; d. Feb. 4, 1899; ^' 
(i) Apr. 1859, William Crawford, d. July 4, i860, (2) June, 1866, 
George W. Burton ; no issue. 

iii. William Sitgreaves* Cox, Jr., — ^b. Feb. 8, 1820; d. Mar. 23, 
1889 ; m. Elizabeth B. Markoe, widow of William M. Camac ; chil- 
dren : 1. Rosalie, b. Oct. 28, 1848, m. Apr. 12, 1888, Henry Cleaves 
Dodge, b. 1836; ii. Florence, b. Jan. 1850, d. Mar. 10, 185 1 ; iii. Me- 
dora, b. Apr. 2, 185 1, d. Nov. 16, 1898. 

iv. Hewson* Cox, — b.' May 4, 1821 ; d. Feb. 26, 1859; Secretary 
and Aide of Gen. Scott in the Mexican War, with commission of 
Major, given by the Governor of Pa. ; m. Apr. 18, 1850, 
Mary Ricketts^ Camac, b. Aug. 20, 183 1, d. Oct. 16, 1859; 
children: i. Mary, ii. Hewson, b. Sept. 3, 1853, d. Jan. 15, 1854; iii. 
Walter, iv. Hubert, b. Oct. 10, 1859, d. Dec. 2, 1899. 

V. Julia Scott* Cox, — b. Dec. 24, 1822; m. (i) Dec. 17, 1841, 
Elliott Robbins, no issue, (2) May, 1856, Charles Semple; children: 
i. Florence, h. Apr. 8, 1857; ii. Hewson Cox, b. June 2, 1862, m. (i) 
June 12, 1884, Mary Elizabeth Lobdell, b. Oct. 11, 1861, had son, 
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no issue, (2), Feb. 22, 1887, Gertrude Field, children, (i) Carroll 
Field, b. Mar. 22, 1889, (2) Madeline, b. Apr. 26, 1890. 

viii. Eugene St. Julian® Cox, — ^b. Feb. 21, 1835; d. Nov. 2, 
1898 ; Captain in the Civil War ; member of the Legislature of Min- 
nesota; Judge of District Court; m. Sept. 12, 1857, Mariah Herman 
Mayhew, b. Oct. 26, 1837; children : i. Edith St. Julian, ii, Edna Vir- 
ginia, Hi. Lillien Mayhew, iv. WilHam Sitgr eaves, v. Irene Cleveland, 
vL Eugene Florentine, b. May 6, 1879. 

CHILDREN OF JAMES* COX AND SARAH RALSTON. 

ii. Maria Dorsey® Cox, (James", James S.*, Thomas', Flo- 
rentius', John^), — ^b. June 10, 1824; d. Aug. 15, 1898; m. July 3, 
1849, William', b. July 25, 1820, son of John Markoe; children: 

1. William Francis, ii. Ralston Joshua, Hi. James Cox, iv. Lorenzo 
Joseph, b. June 12, 1859; v, John Aloysius. 

iv. John Chester* Cox, — b. Jan. 12, 1830; d. Mar. 23, 1885; 
m. (i) Feb. 22, 1857, Mary Smith, b. Sept. 18, 1834, d. Feb. 23, 
1875; (2) Nov. 15, 1876, Anna Helena Smith, b. Oct. 26, 1850, 
daughters of Rev. Philip Smith, of County Meath, Ireland; chil- 
dren : first marriage — i. Mary Chester, ii. Elizabeth Chester, b. Apr. 

2, i860, d. Feb. II, 1889; Hi, Isabella Chester, b. Feb. 26, 1863, d. 
Jan. 7, 1890; iv. James Chester, v. Fannie Diana, b. Nov. 15, 1870, 
second marriage — vi. Philip Chester, b. Sept. 15, 1877, d. July 19, 
1900; vii. Florence Chester, b. Oct. 3, 1878, m. June 22, 1905, Al- 
bert Alfred, b. May 14, i860, son of William George Courteney, of 
Devon, England. 

CHILDREN OF JAMES" COX AND ELIZABETH PHYSICK DORSEY. 

v. DoRSEY* Cox, — b. May 20, 1832; d. June 13, 1893; "^- Mary 
Tniefitt; children: 1. Ralston, b. Germantown, Pa., Jan. 1857, d. 
Oct. 15, 1907; removed to Oregon; in produce business at Corvallis; 
moved later, to Vancouver, Washington; postmaster there, 1894 to 
1899; afterwards, in insurance business at Portland, Oregon; m. 
Oct. 20, 1884, Margaret Helen Todd, b. Oct. 20, 1866, had daughter 
Elizabeth Esther, b. Jan. 26, 1886, m. June 9, 1908, William Cort- 
land McClure, b. 1882. 

vi. Emily* Cox, — b. Jan. 26, 1836; d. July 17, 1890; m. May 31, 
1862, Alexander, b. Mar. 19, 1834, d. Mar. 23, 1904, son of Alexan- 
der Hemsley; children: i. Elizabeth, b. May 20, 1864; ii. Florence, 
Hi. Emily Alexandra, h. Oct. 20, 1871, d. Mar. 21, 1873. 

CHILDREN OF SAMUEL' COX AND HELEN MARIA LYMAN. 

i. Helen Maria* Cox, (Samuel', James S.*, Thomas*, Floren- 
tius*, John^), — b. Mar. 16, 1824; d. 1849; m. about 1845, Ellis Yar- 
nall, b. June 25, 1819, d. Sept. 19, 1905. 

ii. Rev. Samuel Cox, D. D.,— b. Oct. 3, 1825; d. July 21, 1903; 
Dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, Long Isl- 
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1830, d. Feb. 29, 1872, (2) Mrs. Sarah A. Wright, nee Leverich, d- 
Mar. 4, 1903; children: first marriage — i. Helen Maria, U. Louise^ 
Bulkeley, Hi, Anna Sit greaves. 

i. Isaac B.* Cox, (Isaac®, Isaac*, John*, Florentius^, John^), — 
b. Dec. 3, 1780; bap. Christ Church, Philadelphia; lived in New 
York, Newark, N. J., and Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he died, 1846; 
m. Dec. 17, 1805, Cornelia, daughter of James Beekman, of New 
York, brother of Gerard W. ; children: t. Abraham Beekman, ii. 
Catharine M,, Hi, Elisabeth, d. young. 

iii. John Florentius* Cox, — ^brother of Isaac B. ; b. June 5, 
1784; d. Dec. II, 1858, at his home. Meridian Hill, Washington, D. 
C. ; m. Eliza Lansdale, of Maryland ; children : i, Rosina Lansdale, ii. 
Philip Lansdale, m. Mrs. Roy, of Virginia, no children ; iii. Cornelia 
C, d. unm. 



iii. Sarah Sabina* Morris, (Mary** Cox, Isaac*, John*, Floren- 
tius^, John^), — b. about 1784 ( ?) ; m. (i) 1813, Peter Philip James 
Kean, (2) Love Baker, of New York City, d. 1854; Hon. John 
Kean, of Elizabeth, N. J., a former U. S. Senator, was her son, (or 
grandson?). 

Seventh Generation. 

children of JAMES® MARKOE AND SARAH COLEMAN FISHER. 

i. Mary^ Markoe, (James®, Hitty Cox', James S.*, Thomas*, 
Florentius*, John^), — b. Jan. 24, 1835 ; d. Aug. 23, 1905 ; m. Nov. 23, 
1854, Daniel Holsman, b. Oct. 29, 1833, d. Dec. 30, 1874; children: 
i. Daniel, b. Oct. 28, 1855 ; ii. James Markoe, b. Nov. 13, 1857, d. 
Aug. 31, 1879; iii. Mildred, b. Sept. 26, i860, d. Jan. 17, 1864; iz\ 
Gerald, b. Sept. 27, 1865, m. Oct. 29, 1910, Katharine DeWilt 
Learned Norton, b. June i, 1881. 

iii. JoHN^ Markoe, — b. Jan. 9, 1840; d. Feb. i, 1893; m. (i) Feb. 
2, 1864, Emily, d. May 23, 1865, daughter of Alexander Brown, (2) 
Matilda, b. June 12, 1849, daughter of St. George Campbell; chil- 
dren: first marriage — i. James Brown, b. May 12, 1865, d. Nov. 29, 
1902. 

iii. Harry^ Markoe, — ^b. Dec. 15, 1845; "^- Nov. 20, 1879, Fran- 
ces Eustis Caldwell, b. Nov. 28, 1858; children: i. Harry, b. Mar. io» 
1881, m. Nov. 15, 191 1, Avis Elsie Ingersoll; ii. Stephen Caldwell, b. 
Oct. 8, 1886. 

CHILDREN OF EUZABETH BAYNTON^ MARKOE AND WILLIAM MASTERS 

CAMAC. 

i. William^ Camac, (Elizabeth B." Markoe, Hitty® Cox, James 
S.*, Thomas^ Florentius^, John^),— b. Nov. 26, 1829: d. Apr. 3, 
1900; m. Nov. 25, 1851, Ellen, b. Mar. 30, 1825, d. Apr. 7, 1891, 
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William Masters, b. Aug. 15, 1852, m. Apr. 24, 1895, Catherine Mur- 
ray Rush, — ^no issue ; ii. Ellen Mcllvaine, Hi, Anne Bancker, iv. Mary 
Eva, V, Elisabeth Markoe, vi, Cliarles Bancker, 

u. Mary Ricketts^ Camac, — ^b. Aug. 20, 183 1 ; d. Oct. 16, 1859; 
m. Apr. 18, 1850, Hewson", son of William S. Cox; children: (See, 
Hewson Cox). 

lii. John Burgess* Camac, — ^b. Dec. 11, 1833; d. July, 1896; m. 
Oct. 5, 1863, Nadine Kalpaschnikoff ; daughter, Nadine, died at age 
of 18 years. 



i. Ellen Markoe^ Wharton, (Maria* Markoe, Hitty* Cox, 
James S.*, Thomas', Florentius*, John^), — ^b. July 15, 1837; d. Dec. 
31, 1908; m. (i) Jan. 19, i860, Robert, b. Mar., 1837, d. Aug. 13, 
1863, son of Robert Morris, (2) George M., son of Trevanion H. 
Dallas, of Pittsburg; children: first marriage — i. Caroline Nixon, 
ii. Marion Wharton; second marriage — m. Edith Wharton, b. Sei)t. 
2, 1868; iv, Trevanion Borda, b. Jan. 23, 1870, m. May 4, 1894, 
Mary, daughter of William Pearsall, children — (i) Elizabeth Pear- 
sail, b. June 5, 1895, (2) Edith Wharton, b. Mar. 12, 1897, (3) 
George M., b. May 26, 1900. 

ii. Agnes^ Wharton, — b. May 31, 1839; ^- May 5, 1896; m. June 
5, i860, Pemberton Sydney, b. Feb. 15, 1836, d. June 26, 1903, son of 
Israel Pemberton Hutchinson; children: i, Sydney Pemberton, ii. 
Sydney Emlen, Hi, Cintro, iv, Agnes, v, Margaretta Willing, 

iii. Maria^ Wharton, — b. Mar. 26, 1840; d. Nov. 1865; m. 
Thompson Lennig; no issue. 

iv. HiTTY Markoe^ Wharton, — b. Dec. 17, 1842; m. (i) Mar. 
25, 1865, George, b. Apr. i, 1841, d. Sept. 14, 1872, son of Dr. Wil- 
liam Pepper, (2) Oct. 4, 1876, Ernest, b. May 9, 1843, son of George 
Zantsinger; children: first marriage — i. George Wharton, ii, 
Frances, 

V. Elizabeth^ Wharton, — b. Dec. 12, 1844; d. April 7, 1912; m. 
Sept. 24, 1863, Thomas, b. Nov. 28, 1842, d. Mar. 16, 1898, son of 
Henry Pratt McKean; children: i, Henry Pratt, ii, Thomas, iii, 
Maria, iv, George Wharton, b. July 20, 1872, d. Jan. 20, 1875; v, 
Phoebe Warren, 

vi. William Fishbourne^ Wharton, — ^b. Oct. 23, 1846; m. 
Oct. 10, 1871, Fanny, b. Apr. 20, 1845, daughter of William Fisher; 
children : t. George Mifflin, b. Aug. 22, 1872 ; ii, Richard, b. Sept. 7, 
1875, "^« Nov. 21, 1906, Helena J. Parsons ; children : ( i) Marion, b. 
Oct. 20, 1908, (2) Richard Thomas, b. Sept. 5, 1909; iii. Percival 
Charles, b. Sept. 28, 1880. 

vii. Edith^ Wharton, — ^b. Aug. 20, 1848; m. George, b. Apr. i, 
1845, ^' May I, 1900, son of George H. Boker; no issue. 

viii. George^ Wharton, — ^b. Aug. 29, 1850; d. Oct. 23, 191 1; m. 
Oct. 23, 1873, Julia, b. Sept. 22, 1854, d. Aug. 13, 1884, daughter of 
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CHILDREN OF ELLEN^ MARKOE AND GEORGE EMLEN. 

i. Mary^ Emlen, (Ellen® Markoe, Hitty' Cox, James S.*, Thom- 
as", Florentius", John^), — b. May 29, 1842; m. June 12, 1869, James 
Starr, d. Sept. i, 1881, son of Isaac Starr, of Philadelphia; chil- 
dren : i. James, ii. George Emlen, Hi. Ellen Markoe, iv. Lydia Mar^ 
koe, V, Theodore Ducoing. 

ii. George Emlen, — b. Nov. 27, 1843; d. Nov. 25, 1907; m. Apr. 
22, 1874, Helen Roach Wharton ; children : t. Anne Wharton, b. Jan. 
15, d. July 17, 1875; ii. Ellen Markoe, b. Jan. 21, 1877, d. Mar. 19, 
1900; Hi. Dorothea, b. Feb. 20, 1881. 

CHILDREN OF EMILY* MARKOE AND GEORGE WILLIAM CHAPMAN. 

i. Mary Randolph^ Chapman, (Emily® Markoe, Hitty* Cox, 
James S.*, Thomas', Florentius*, John^), — ^b. May 22, 1839; m. Oct. 
13, 1859, John Borland, b. Oct. 4, 1836, d. Aug. 15, 1904, son of 
Martin Thayer; children: i. George Chapman, ii. John Borland, Hi. 
Mary Borland, iv. Sydney, v. Henry Chapman, b. Dec. 31, 1874; w. 
Walter, b. Apr. 27, 1876. 

ii. Elizabeth Camac^ Chapman, — b. Apr. 19, 1842 ; m. June 10, 
1862, William Davis, b. May 15, 1837, son of Henry Winsor, of 
Duxbury, Mass. ; children : i. Emily Chapman, ii. Louise Brooks. 

iii. Henry Cadwalader^ Chapman, — b. Aug. 17, 1845; ^- Sept. 
7, 1909 ; m. Dec. 2, 1876, Hannah Naglee, b. Nov. 22, 1849, daugh- 
ter of Samuel Megargee; no issue. 

IV. Rebecca^ Chapman, — b. Dec. 20, 1848; m. May 30, 1872, 
James Davis, son of Henry Winsor, of Duxbury, Mass. ; children : 
i. Mary, b. Mar. 28, 1873; ii. Henry, b. Mar. 29, 1875; iii. James 
Davis, iv. Rebecca, v. Ellen, b. Nov. 26, 1882. 



i. Ellen^ Markoe, (Samuel ®, Hitty' Cox, James S.*, Thomas*, 
Florentius*, John^),— b. Sept. 13, 1842; m. (i) Nov. 5, 1861. Wil- 
liam R., b. June 1, 1839, d- Aug. 5, 1869, son of Robert Moseby ; (2) 
Sept. 12, 1872, O. H. Chapin, b. July 6, 1844. 

ii. William^ Markoe, — b. Nov. 28, 1844; d. July 26, 1847. 

iii. Emily^ Markoe, — ^b. Apr. 22, 1848; m. June 25, 1879, New- 
ton William, b. Aug. 8, 1848, son of George W. Reid; children: i. 
Mabel, h. Sept. 24, 1881 ; ii. Ernest Markoe, b. Mar. 18, 1883 »" *"• 
Newton Frank, b. Aug. 17, 1885 ; iv. Emily, b. May 7, 1889, ni. Apr. 
21, 191 1, Van B. Hunter, b. Mar. 1888. 

iv. Leila^ Markoe, — b. June 4, 185 1; m. Dec. 10, 1874, Samuel 
Orr, b. May 29, 1847, son of William P. Barr, Jacksonville, 111.; 
children : i. Mary Louise, ii. Bess Markoe, iii. William Markoe, b. 
Nov. 12, 1886; iv. Katherine, h. Dec. 23, 1888; v. Helen, b. June 3, 
1891. 

vii. Frank Dunlap^ Markoe, — b. June 28, 1859; m. July 2, 1896^ 
Anna M., b. Mar. 31, 1865, daughter of James Alexander, of Stcu- 
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viii. Annabel Allen^ Markoe, — daughter of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth H. (Hall), b. Dec. 9, 1872; m. Oct. 7, 1896, Hubert C, b. Aug. 
8, 1874, son of William Ferris ; children : i. Allen Harvey, b. July 26, 
1897; ft. Virginia, b. Jan. 18, 1903; Hi. John Markoe, b. Apr. 26, 
1905 ; iu. Elizabeth Louise, b. Aug. 10, 1907. 

CHILDREN OF JULIANA^ COX AND THOMAS A. BIDDLE. 

ii. Henry Williams^ Biddle, (Julianna® Cox, John*,. James S.*, 
Thomas*, Florentius^, John^), — b. Apr. 7, 1848; m. Feb. 25, 1873, 
Jessie Duncan, daughter of Rear Admiral Thomas Turner, U. S. 
N. ; children : t. Mildred Lee, ii. Juliet. 

iii. Anna Sitgreaves^ Biddle, — ^b. Jan. 31, 1850; m. Oct. 24, 
1872, Andrew Alexander, b. Sept. 20, 1848, son of Major Gen. 
Frank P. Blair, of St. Louis ; no issue. 

vii. JuLiA^ Biddle, — b. May 16, 1858 ; m. Nov. 18, 1880, Arthur 
b. Sept. 23, 1852, d. Mar. 8, 1897, son of George W. Biddle, of Phil- 
adelphia ; children: i. Edith Frances, b. Oct. 8, 188 1 ; ii. Alfred Alex- 
ander, b. Dec. 19, 1885 ; iii. Julian Cornell, b. Apr. 19, 1890. 

children of FRANCES* COX AND GEN. JAMES PINCKNEY HENDERSON. 

i. Fanny^ Henderson, (Frances® Cox, John*, James S.*, Thom- 
as', Florentius*, John^), — b. Dec. 16, 1843; "^- Dec. ttj, 1864, Major 
General Baron Clemens von Preuschen von und zu Liebenstein, of 
the Duchy of Nassau and Empire of Austria, b. Dec. 12, 1841, d. 
July 8, 1903 ; children : i. Ernst A. L, J., ii. Franz Ludwig, iii. Cle- 
mens E. L. (All married and living in Austria.) 

ii. JuLJA Biddle^ Henderson, — ^b. Dec. 16, 1846; d. Sept. 25, 
1902; m. Oct. 18, 1868, Edward White Adams, of Louisiana, b. Aug. 
25, 1845, d- ^^y 23, 1891 ; children: i. Julia Henderson, b. Sept. 11, 
1869, m. May 2, 1905, Arthur H. Geissler, no issue ; ii. James Pinck- 
ney Henderson, b. Apr. 5, 1879, "^- June 2, 1902, Florence Louise 
Day, b. Nov. 14, 1877, of Orange, N. J.— children, (i) Julia Hen- 
derson, b. May 18, 1903, d. Feb. 11, 1905, (2) Florence Day, b. Jan. 
20, 1906, (3) Elizabeth McCall, b. July 31, 1907. 

children of JAMES SITGREAVES* COX AND MARY F. HAZARD. 

ii. Martha Lyman^ Cox, (James S.*, John**, James S.*, Thomas'**, 
Florentius^ John^), — b. May 17, i860; m. Sept. i, 1887, William 
Sohier Bryant, M. D., son of Henry Bryant, M. D., of Cohasset, 
Mass. ; children : 1. Mary Clez>eland, b. June 20, 1888 ; ii. Elizabeth 
Sohier, b. Aug. 13, 1890; iii. Alice de Vermandois, b. May 15, 1892; 
iv. Julia Cox, b. June 25, 1893 ; v. Gladys, b. Dec. 16, 1894; vi. Wil- 
liam Sohier, Jr., b. Dec. 8, 1896. 

iii. Fanny Hazard^ Cox,^b. Mar. 11, 1862; m. Oct. 13, 1887. 
William Brewster Clark, M. D., b. Aug. 12, 1850, son of William H. 
of New York ; son, William Evans, b. Aug. 9, 1888. 

iv. Julia Biddle^ Cox,— b. Sept. 13, 1863; m. Oct. 18, 1890, 
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Rockaway, N. Y. ; children : i. Arthur Richmond, b. July 22, 1893 ; 
n. Lydia Richmond, b. Dec. 20, 1897. 

V. John Lyman^ Cox, — of Philadelphia; b. June 7, 1866; the 
genealogist of the family ; the greater part of the material relating to 
the descendants of James S. Cox, supplied by him. 

vi. Edith^ Cox, — ^b. Oct. 15, 1867; m. Apr. 12, 1894, Howard 
Wurts, b. June 30, 1862, son of S. Davis Page, of Philadelphia; 
children : i. Samuel Davis, Jr., b. May 27, 1895 ; ii. Edith Nelson, b. 
May II, 1897; Hi, Evelyn Byrd, b. Oct. 16, 1898; iv. Mary Cox, b. 
Mar. 21, 1900. 

viii. Alice^ Cox, — b. July 15, 1871 ; m. June 20, 1905, Rev. Dr. 
Charles, b. June 3, 185 1, son of John Wood, of Mt. Kisco, N. Y.; 
no issue. 

ix. Edward Vermilye^ Cox, — b. Dec. 28, 1873; "^* May 7, 1902. 
Julia, b. Nov. 3, 1874, daughter of Dr. L. Duncan Bulkley, of New- 
York ; children : i. James Sitgreaves, b. July 3, 1904, d. July 11, 191 1 : 
ii Duncan Bulkley, b. Apr. 6, 1906 ; Hi. John Lyman, 2nd, b. July 28. 
1909. 

CHILDREN OF CHARIX>TTE SITGREAVES® COX AND DANIEL N. POPE. 

i. Rev. William Cox^ Pope, M. A., B. D. ; (Charlotte S.* Cox, 
William S.**, James S.*, Thomas', Florentius*, John^), b. Apr. 21, 
1841 ; corporal in the Indian outbreak in Minnesota, 1862 ; author of 
several books; President, Standing Committee, Diocese of Min- 
nesota, 1891-1894; founder and, since 1868, Rector, Church of the 
Good Shepherd, St. Paul ; m. Sept. 24, 1889, Eliza Easton, b. Aug. 
22, 1858; children : 1. William Cox, Jr,, b. Apr. 17, d. Apr. 24, 1891 ; 
ii. Emily Hewson, b. Apr. 7, 1892 ; Hi. James de Koven, b. July 24, 
1894, d. June 28, 1901 ; iv. Charles Sitgreaves, b. June i, 1896; v. 
Elijah Easton, h. June i, 1896. 

ii. Emily^ Pope, — b. Mar. 2, 1843; d. Feb. 19, 1908; m. May 12, 
1861, William Backus Litchfield, b. Nov. 16, 1839, d. June 30, 1901 ; 
children: i. Eloise, b. Nov. 30, 1865, d- Sept. 7, 1866; ii. Elisabeth, 
b. Feb. 7, 1867, m. Sept. 19, 1895, Charles Bellows, b. June 7, 1852, 
son, Wm. L,, b. July 10, d. Aug. 19, 1906 ; Hi. Cornelia, b. Aug. 28. 
1869; iv. Electus Darzinn, b. Apr. 25, 1872; of Tracy, Swartout and 
Litchfield, architects, New York ; m. Oct. 6, 1906, Elizabeth Bum- 
ham Rodman, b. May 3, 1875; children: (i) Elizabeth Bumham. 
b. Feb. I, 190^, (2) William Burnham, b. May 25, 1909; r. Percy, 
h. Mar. 25, 1877 ; engineer and contractor, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 
I, 1910, Sarah Atterbury ; zn. Norman, b. Sept. 23, 1880; electric en- 
gineer, in charge of fixtures, Inter-urban Subway lines. New York: 
m. May 2, 1905, Cora Bayard Snowden, b. Oct. 27, 1880; children, 
(i) Lydia, b. May 31, 1906, (2) Emily, b. Jan. 29, 1910. 

iii. Elizabeth^ Pope, — b. Oct. 19, 1844; m. Nov. 11, 1869, Dr. 
Matthew Derbyshire Mann, b. July 12, 1845, son of Charles A., of 
Utica, N. Y.; children: i. Helen, b. Sept. 12, 1870, d. Sept. 3, 1^7; 
ii. Ethel, b. Jan. 19, 1873, ^' J"^^ ^8, 1896, Harlow Curtis, b. Nov. 
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beth, b. Mar. 27, 1897, (2) John Shelton, b. July 15, 1899, (S) Stiles 
Judson, b. Feb. 18, 1904; (4) Charles Mann, b. July 14, 1906; m. 
Edward Cox, b. Sept, 5, 1874, m. Oct. 7, 1908, Elizabeth V., b. Jan. 
30, 1885, daughter of Edwin R. Thomas, of Buffalo, N. Y. — son, 
Matthew D. 3rd, b. Oct. 7, 1909; iv. Emma, b. Aug. 12, 1876, d. 
Feb. 28, 1877; V, Arthur Sitgreaves, b. Aug. 18, 1878; Yale, B. A.; 
G. J. S., B. D. ; Prof, of Economics, St. John's College, Shanghai ; 
drowned, at Ruling, China, July 30, 1907, in attempting to save the 
life of the Rev. Warren Seabury, a college mate at Yale; Mann 
Hall, Shanghai, named after him; vi, Paul Ford, b. Feb. 12, 1881 ; 
vxi, Matthew Derbyshire, Jr., b. Apr. 11, 1884; viii, Alan Newhall, b. 
July 30, 1886; ix, Richard Leach, b. Aug. 13, 1888. 

V. Helen Augusta^ Pope, — b. Mar. 21, 1850; m. Apr. 12, 1871, 
Gervaise, b. June 14, 1844, son of Theobald Andrew Purcell, of 
Dublin ; children : i. Geoffrey Morris, b. Sept. 14, 1872, m. Oct. 14, 

1896, Martha Williams, b. Sept. 10, 1873, daughter of Edward H. 
Hutchinson, of Buffalo; children: (i) Howard Gervaise, b. Oct. 29, 

1897, (2) Geoffrey Morris, Jr., b. Oct. 18, d. Nov. 17, 1900, (3) 
Gervaise, b. Mar. 21, 1904, d. June 13, 1910, (4) Ganson, b. Sept. i, 
1905; »«. Nora, b. Mar. 13, 1874, m. Dec. 27, 191 1, James Charles 
Gittings, Jr., of Baltimore; t«, Hugh Gervaise, b. Oct. 12, 1876; 
k\ Launcelot Marmaduke, b. Feb. 17, 1878; Lieut., 6th Infantry, U. 
S. A.; m. Feb. 8, 1905, Olga Sulnon, of Texas, b. Dec. 17, 1883; v. 
Ruth, b. Mar. 7, 1880; a physician in Chicago; vi. Burgo, b. Feb. 18, 
1886; vii. Harold Allen, b. Jan. 9, 1889. 

CHILDREN OF HEWSON* COX AND MARY RICKETTS CAMAC. 

i. Mary^ Cox, (Hewson®, William S.*, James S.*, Thomas*, Flor- 
entius^ John^), — b. Aug. 4, 1851; m. (i) Nov. 2, 1870, Richard 
Renshaw, b. Oct. 20, 1845, son of Major James P. W. Neill, U. S. 
A., (2) Oct. 31, 1890, Charles, b. Sept. 24, 1858, son of Richard Ash- 
bridge, of Chester Co., Pa. ; no issue of second marriage : children : 
first marriage — t. Alice Johnston, b. May 11, 1872, d. May 4, 1897, 
m. Feb. 10, 1896, Robert F. Mackenzie, b. Mar. 1871 ( ?), one child, 
Victor Ivy, b. Nov. 9, 1896; «. Nadine Caniac, b. May 19, 1874, m. 
Mar. 21, 1893, Edward John Prew, b. Mar. 21, 1869, d. June 20, 
1897, children, (i) Maurice Cornish Neill, b. Feb. 11, 1894, (2) Na- 
dine Camac, b. Nov. 29, 1895 ; Hi, Richard Renshaw, Jr,, b. Nov. 12, 
1876; w. Walter Herbert, b. Aug. 21, 1878, Lt. U. S. A. 

iii. Walter^ Cox, — ^b. Sept. 17, 1857; m. May 24, 1882, Hannah, 
b. Oct. 27, 1856, daughter of Richard Ashbridge, of Whiteland, Ches- 
ter Co., Pa. 

CHILDREN OF EUGENE ST. JULIAN® COX, AND MARIAH HERMAN MAY- 
HEW. 

i. Edith St. Julian^ Cox, (Eugene St J.®, William S.^ James 

S.*, Thomas*, Florentius^, John*), — ^b. Aug. 13, 1858, m. Dec. 14, 

1883, Robert Clouston, b. Aug. 27, 1852; diildren: i. James Stuart, 

b. Jan. 30, d. Aug. 30, 1885; w. Edith Roberta, b. Feb. 21, 1886; 

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Hi. Edna Mayhew, b. May 30, 1887, m. Oct. 18, 1905, Paul D. Don- 
aldson, b. Sept. 10, 1884; iv, Arthur Hamilton, b. Dec. 24, i8go. 

ii. Edna Virginia^ Cox, — ^b. Aug. 24, i860; m. Apr. 21, 1884, 
William Francis^, b. Apr. 16, 1852, son of William* Markoe, of Phil- 
adelphia, and St. Paul, Minnesota; children ». Eugene William, b. 
ian. 30, 1885 ; iL Francis Stuart, b. Jan. 26, 1887 ; m. Lawrence, 
. Aug. 10, d. Aug. II, 1889. 

iii. LiLUEN Mayhew^ Cox, — ^b. Oct. 26, 1864; descendant of 
Thomas Mayhew, Proprietary Governor of Martha's Vineyard; 
President, Woman's Auxiliary, Diocese of Nebraska; Vice Presi- 
dent General, D. A. R. ; m. Aug. 22, 1891, Andrew Kelsey Gault, b. 
July 16, 1863; children: ». Norman Cox, b. Aug. 13, 1892; ii. Hu- 
bert Mayhew, b. June 9, 1894. 

iv. William Sitgreaves^ Cox, — ^b. May 29, 1867; m. Sept 14, 
1890, Helen Adams. 

v. Irene Cleveland^ (Cox) Buell, LL.M., — b. Nov. 13, 1874; 
she and the late President, respectively three and two degrees re- 
moved from their common ancestor. When admitted to practice in 
the Supreme Court of the U. S., it is related that she was requested 
to remove her hat, whereat she remarked, sotto voce, "There is no 
mirror here"; m. Dec. 12, 1894, Brnest Eugene Buell, M. D., b. 
Nov. 13, 1874; son, Raymond Cox, b, Dec. 14, 1895. 

CHILDREN OF MARIA DORSET® COX AND WILLIAM* MARKOE, 

i. William Francis^ Markoe, (Maria D.* Cox, James*, James 
S.*, Thomas*, Florentius*, John^), — ^b. Apr. 16, 1852, m. Apr. 21, 
1884, Edna Virginia^, daughter of Eugene St. J.* Cox, children: 
(See, Edna Virginia Cox). 

ii. Ralston Joshua^ Markoe, — ^b. Mar. 21, 1854; m. Mary 
Elizabeth Semple, nee Lobdell; no issue. 

iii. James Cox^ Markoe, — ^b. Aug. 13, 1856; m. Apr. 22, 1885, 
Mary Amelia Prince, b. Sept 19, 1856; children: ». Marie Antoinette, 
b. Feb. 9, 1886; ii. Laura, b. Oct. 5, 1887, d. June i, 1889; iii. 
James Cox, b. May 22, 1889; iv. John Prince, b. Nov. i, 1890; v, 
William Morgan, b. May 11, 1892; vi. Francis, b. May 18, 1894; 
vii. Margaret Mary, b. Jan. 4, 1896; viii. Robert, b. Aug. 16, 1897; 
ix. Vincent, b. July 17, 1899, d. Aug. 16, 1901. 

V John Aloysius^ Markoe, — ^b. June 2, 1863; m. Feb. 15, 1908, 
Laura Christophel, b. Feb. i, 1885; children: 1. Mary Catherine, 
b. Jan. 10, 1909; ii. Charlotte Mary, b. Sept. i, 1910. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN CHESTER® COX AND MARY SMITH, HIS FIRST WIFE. 

1. Mary Chester^ Cox, (John C®, James*, James S.*, Thomas*, 
Florentius^ John^), — ^b. Jan. 6, 1858, m. (i) Sept 22, 1878, Joseph 
Sherwin, b. May 15, 1848, d. Aug. 28, 1884, m. (2) Dec. 24, 1884, 
George Sharp Taylor, b. May 25, 1853, daughter by second husband, 
Ruth Wales, b. Oct. 4, 1887, d- Feb. 8, 1896. 

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Clara Peck, b. Mar. i, 1869, daughter of William Tripp, of White- 
water, Wisconsin; children: i. Gerald James, b. May 7, 1889; it. 
Virginia Montague, b. May 6, 1903 ; Hi, Adelaide Chester, b. July 
4. 1905- 

ii. Florence^ Hemsley, (Emily® Cox, James*, James S.*, Thom- 
as*, Florentius*, John^), — ^b. June 20, 1865; m. Nov. 19, 1889, Wil- 
liam Halsey, son of Daniel Halsey Wood, b. Apr. 24, 1855, d. Mar. 
18, 1897 ; children : i, Emily Hemsley, b. Aug. 23, 1890 ; ii. William 
Halsey, b. Sept. 7, 1892 ; Hi. Alexander Hemsley, b. Mar. 29, 1894. 

CHILDREN OF SAMUEL* COX AND CAROLINE BULKELEY. 

i. Helen Maria^ Cox, (Samuel*, Samuel*, James S.*, Thomas', 
Florentius*, John^), — ^b. Jan. 3, 185 1; m. Sept. 3, 1887, Joseph 
O'Connor, b. Oct. 3, 1842; no issue. 

ii. Louise Bulkeley^ Cox, — ^b. Jan. 20, 1853 ; m. June 27, 1877, 
Telford Grocsbeck, b. Aug. 3, 1853 ; children : i. Louise Telford, b. 
Mar. 9, 1879, m. Feb. 20, 1905, J. Hartwell Cabell, b. Dec. 24, 1865 ; 
II. Glendinning Burnett, b. Dec. 18, 1882, m. Jan. 4, 1905, Grace See- 
ley; tit. Mary Caroline, b. Sept. 10, 1885, iv, William Slocum, b. Feb. 
25, 1891. 

iii. Anna Sitgreaves^ Cox, — ^b. Oct. 5, 1857; m. June 10, 1889, 
Benjamin DeWitt Bleecker, b. Dec. 13, 1842; children: i. DeWitt, b. 
Xov. 24, 1891 ; ii. Theophilact, b. July 16, 1893 ; iii. Lyman, b. Oct. 
15, 1894. 



i. Abraham Beekman^ Cox, (Isaac B.', Isaac*, Isaac*, John', 
Florentius*, John^), — b. Apr. 16, 1807; m. June 29, 1843, Leventia 
\VTiite, daughter of Jacob Livingston, of Cherry Valley, N. Y. ; lived 
in New York, and afterwards, for a short time, at Throgg's Neck ; 
removed to Cherry Valley, N. Y., before the Civil War, and there 
died, Feb. 7, 1876; his wife died, Jan. i, 1900; children : i. Abraham 
Beekman, ii. Cornelia Beekman, iii. Leinmtia White. 

ii. Catharine Mary^ Cox, — ^m. June 30, 1847, Jacob Glen, b. 
Apr. 20, (22), 1789, d. Albany, Mar. 26, 1867, son of Johannes and 
Deborah Sanders ; son, Jacob, b. Apr. 27, 1850, m. Janie, daughter of 
John C, Ten Eyck, of Mount Holly, N. J.— First Settlers of Sara- 
toga Co., N. Y., Albany, 1873. 



i. RosiNA Lansdale^ Cox, (John F.^ Isaac*, Isaac*, John*, Flor- 
entius*, John^), — ^b. Mar. 23, 1810; d. Jan. 12, 1890; m. William 
Coit Boardman, of Troy, N. Y., b. Oct. 3, 1801, d. Nov. 17, 1863, 
son : Lonsdale. 

Eighth Generation. 

children of WILLIAM^ CAMAC AND ELLEN MC ILVAINE. 

j. William Masters* Camac, (William^, Elizabeth B.« Markoe, 
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1852; m. Apr. 24, 189s, Catherine Murray, daughter of Benjamin 
Rush, of Philadelphia ; no issue. 

ii. Ellen Mc Ilvaine® Camac,-*— b. May 20, 1855; ^' J^^^^ 2» 
1879; ^' Oct. 16, 1877, William Fisher, son of George Lewis, of 
Philadelphia; no issue. 

iii. Anne Bancker® Camac, — b. Nov. 15, 1856; m. Oct. 16, 1877, 
Henry Denton, b. July 13, 1844, d. Oct. 26, 1908, son of Leonard 
NicoU, of New Windsor, N. Y. ; children : i, Margaret, b. July 25, 
1878, m. (i) Nov. 22, 1900, W. Mayo Dudley, b. June 30, 1877, ^• 
Nov. 14, 1904, (2) Aug. 22, 1908, John Cadwalader, Jr., b. Feb. 24, 
1874; children: (i) John 3rd, b. Jan. 9, 1910, (2) Anne, b. July 
13, 1911; a. Henry, b. Oct. 27, 1879, ^- Dec. 4, 1892; iii. Anne 
Camac, b. July 6, 1882; iv. William Leonard, b. Sept. 23, 1888, 
m. Sept. 8, 191 1, Marion Rutgers, daughter of Williain Howard 
Doughty, of Troy, N. Y. 

iv. Mary Eva® Camac, — ^b. Aug. 26, 1862; d. July 16, 1901; m. 
June 8, 1898, Allen Lewis, of New York ; no issue. 

V. ELIZABETH Markoe® Camac, — b. Nov. 8, 1865; m. Apr. 6, 
1896, Frank, b. Apr. 15, 1863, son of Wright Mellor, of Hudders- 
field, England; children; i. Anthony Camac Wright, b. May 19, 
1899; «. Charles Francis Kilner, b. Nov. 6, 1901 ; iii, Philip Evert 
Mcllvaine, b. Feb. 5, 1903 ; iv, Eva Elizabeth, b. July 24, 1905 ; f. 
Agnes Ellen Camac, b. Feb. 2y, 1907. 

vi. Charles Bancker® Camac, M. D., — ^b. Aug. 6, 1868; m. Nov. 
17, 1897, Julia Augusta, daughter of Capt. Henry Metcalf, U. S. A. ; 
children; t. Harriet Julia, b. Nov. 29, 1901 ; ii, Eva, b. Nov. 16, 
1903. 

children of ELLEN MARKOE^ WHARTON AND ROBERT MORRIS. 

i. Caroline Nixon^ Morris, (Ellen M.^ Wharton, Maria* Mar- 
koe, Hitty* Cox, James S.*, Thomas^, Florentius^, John*), — b. Oct. 
13, i860; m. Oct. 1882, Augustus E. Kempton. 

ii. Marion Wharton^ Morris, — b. Aug. 24, 1862; m. Apr. 20, 
1882, Richard Norris Williams, b. Aug. 23, 1858; children: *. Alex- 
ander Coxe, b. Apr. 12, 1883, m. Sept. 21, 1907, Caroline Tatham 
Welsh, b. Apr. 5, 1884; ii. Ellen Markoe Wharton, b. Mar. 5, 1885, 
m. June, 1906, George D. McCreary, Jr., of Philadelphia, b. Dec- 
1882. 

CHILDREN OF AGNES^ WHARTON AND PEMBERTON SYDNEY HUTCHISON 

i. Sydney Pemberton® Hutchinson, (Agnes^ Wharton, Maria* 
Markoe, Hitty* Cox, James S.*, Thomas^, Florentius^, JohnO« — b- 
Apr. 27, 1861 ; m. Apr. 13, 1887, Amy, b. May 22, 1863, daughter of 
John T. Lewis, of Philadelphia ; children : t. Sophie Lewis, b. Aug. 
24, 1888, m. May 16, 191 1, Henry S. Drinker; ii. Agnes Wharton, b. 
Jan. 22, 1891 ; Hi. Amy, b. Apr. 10, 1896; iv. Sydney Pemberton, Jr.. 
b. Sept. 7, 1900. 

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Jan. 31, 1890, Olga, b. Apr. 28, 1867, d. Dec. 4, 1900, daughter of 
William Bates, (2) Dec. 2, 1903, Edith L., b. Apr. 3, 1877, daughter 
of Edward T. Stotesbury, of Philadelphia ; children : first marriage 
—i. Cintra, b. May 4, i^i ; second marriage, — ii. Frances Stotes- 
bury, b. Jan. 13, 1907; Hi. Natalie Emlen, b. Sept. 8, 1908; iv. Ed- 
ward Stotesbury, b. May 25, 191 1. 

iii. Cintra® Hutchinson, — b. Jan. 15, 1869; m. Jan. 25, 1893, 
William Struthers, son of Rudolph Ellis, of Philadelphia ; children : 
i. Sydney Helen, b. Oct. 27, 1893 ; ii, Helen, b. July i, 1895 ; iii, Cin- 
tra, b. Aug. 18, 1902. 

iv. Agnes* Hutchinson, — b. Feb. 24, 1870; m. Apr. 27, 1892, 
Samuel L., b. Oct. 26, 1862, son of Dr. Samuel Shober, of Philadel- 
phia; children : i. John Bedford, Jr., b. Aug. 26, 1893 J "• Pemberton 
Hutchinson, b. Dec. 24, 1894; iii, Samuel Lieberkuhn, 3rd, b. Jan. 
13, 1896; iv. Ann Bond, b. June 2, 1898; v. Edward Wharton, b. 
Sept, 4, 1899; ^- Agnes, b. Sept 18, 1901 ; vii. Edith, b. May 26, 
1904; viti. Elizabeth, b. July 31, 1905. 

V. Margaretta Willing* Hutchinson, — b. Dec. 13, 1875; m. 
May 23, 1901, John Conyngham Stevens, b. Mar. 8, 1872; children: 
f. Dorothy Willing, b. July 29, 1902 ; ii. Margaretta Hutchinson, b. 
July 22, 1905 ; iii. Anna Conynghayn, b. Sept. 18, 1906. 

CHnJ)REN OF HITTY MARKOE^ WHARTON AND GEORGE PEPPER. 

i. George Wharton* Pepper, (Hitty M.^ Wharton, Maria* Mar- 
koe, Hitty* Cox, James S.*, Thomas*, Florentius*, John^), — ^b. Mar. 
16, 1867, m. Nov. 25, 1890, Charlotte, b. Aug. 9, 1865, daughter of 
Rev. George P. Fisher, D. D., of New Haven, Conn.; children: 
I. Adeline Louise Forbes, b. Mar. 11, 1892; 11. George Wharton, 
Jr., b. Jan. 14, 1895 ; iii. Charlotte Eleanor, h. May 30, 1897. 

ii. Frances Pepper, — b. Nov. 19, 1869; m. Nov. 4, 1896, Joseph 
Alison Scott, M. D., b. Apr. 13, 1865, d. Aug. 13, 1909, son of John 
Scott; children: i. Joseph Alison, Jr., h. Jan. 25, 1900; ii. Ernest, 
b. Dec. 25, 1903, Hi. Frances Wharton, b. Sept. 3, 1907. 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH^ WHARTON AND THOMAS MC KEAN. 

i. Henry Pratt* Mc Kean, (Elizabeth^ Wharton, Maria* Mar- 
koe, Hitty* Cox, James S.*, Thomas*, Florentius*, John^), — b. Jan. 
12, 1866; m. June 5, 1889, Marian, b. Feb. 21, 1865, daughter of 
Quincy A. Shaw, of Boston ; children : i. Henry Pratt, b. May 13, 
1890; U. Quincy Adams Shaw, b. Nov.- 1, 1891. 

ii. Thomas' Mc Kean, — ^b. Apr. 29, 1869; m. Nov., 1896, Kath- 
erinc Johnstone, daughter of George Tucker Bispham, of Philadel- 
phia; children: i. Nancy Brinley, b. July 17, 1901. 

iii. Maria Wharton* Mc Kean, — b. Apr. 18, 1870; m. June 2, 
1894, Benjamin Curtis, b. Nov. 18, 1869, son of George Nelson Al- 
len, of Philadelphia; children: i. Curtis, b. Apr. 2, 1895; ii. Whar- 
ton, b. Apr. 2, 1895; iii. Hope, b. Feb. 13, 1898; iv. Thomas Mc- 
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V. Phoebe Warren' McKean, — ^b. July 8, 1874; m. Apr. 12, 
1893, Norton, b. Oct. 2, 1867 son, of Dr. Robert N. Downs, of Ger- 
mantown, Pa.; children: f. Thomas McKean, b. Jan. 5, 1894; ii. 
Norton, Jr., b. June 5, 1895; in. Elisabeth Wharton, b. July 13, 
1897; iv, Stephen Warren McKcan, b. Jan. 31, 1899; v. Phoebe Mc- 
Kean, b. Oct. 4, 1900; vi. Sarah Atlee,h, Feb. 23, 1902. 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE^ WHARTON AND JULIA DUNCAN. 

i. Edith' Wharton, (George^, Maria* Markoe, Hittjr* Cox, 
James S.*, Thomas', Florentius', John*), — ^b. Sept. 27, 1874; m. Feb. 
4, 1899, Thomas Brown Holmes Stenhouse, b. Feb. 13, i8i5i ; chil- 
dren: i, Thomas Wharton, b. Sept. 2, 1900; ii. Julia Duncan, b. June 

25, 1902; Hi. John Warren, b. Jan. 5, 1904; iv. William Duncan, b. 
June 17, 1905. 

ii. Helen' Wharton, — b. Nov. 14, 1881 : m. May 8, 1902, C. C. 
Pinckney Norris, of Philadelphia; daughter, Helen Wharton, b. 
Aug. 25, 1903. 

children of MARY^ EMLEN and JAMES STARR. 

i. James' Starr, (Mary^ Emlen, Ellen' Markoe, Hitty* Cox, 
James S.*, Thomas', Florentius*, John^), — b. Apr. 6, 1870; m. Oct. 
15, 1901, Sarah Logan, daughter of John Wister, of Philadelphia: 
daughter, Sarah Logan, b. June 13, 1903. 

ii. George Emlen' Starr, — ^b. Oct. 23, 1871 ; m. Karoline N. 
Newhall ; no issue. 

iii. Ellen Markoe' Starr, — ^b. May 12, 1873; m. Feb. 9, 1901, 
Edward Shippen Watson, b. Oct. 8, 1862, son of James A. Famum. 
of Philadelphia; children: i. Edzuard Shippen Watson, Jr., b. Jan. 

26, 1902 ; ii. James Starr, h. May 26, 1903 ; iii. Ralph, b. Jan. i, 1905. 
iv. Lydia Markoe' Starr, — b. May 18, 1876; m. Dec. 14, 1901, 

Oliver Boies, b. May 27, 1867, son of Dr. Oliver A. Judson, of 
Philadelphia; no issue. 

V. Theodore Ducoing' Starr, — b. Jan. 14, 1880; m. Feb. 7, 1901, 
Sarah P. Carmalt; children: t. Charlotte Churchill, b. Apr. 22, 1902; 
ii. Theodore Ducoing, Jr., b. Apr. 12, 1907. 

children of MARY RANDOLPH^ CHAPMAN AND JOHN BORLAND 

THAYER. 

i. George Chapman' Thayer, (Mary R.^ Chapman, Emily* 
Markoe, Hitty*^ Cox, James S.*, Thomas', Florentius*, John^), — 
b. Sept. 22, i860; m. Feb. 6, 1902, Gertrude May, b. July 10, 1873, 
daughter of Charles Wheeler, of Philadelphia; children: i. Mary 
Borland, b. Apr. 30, 1903 ; ii. George Chapman, Jr., h. Mar. 5, 1905 ; 
iii. Gertrude, b. Nov. 28, 1906; iv. Elisabeth, b. June 3, 1908; v. 
Charles Wheeler, b. Feb. 9, 1910. 

ii. John Borland' Thayer, Jr., — ^b. Apr. 21, 1862; m. Nov. 9, 
1892, Marian Longstreth, b. Nov. 9, 1872, daughter of Frederick W. 
Morris; children: i. Marian, b. Sept. 15, 1893, ^- Apr. 5, 1894: u. 
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17, 1896; iv. Margaret, b. Feb. 20, 1898; v, Pauline, b. Dec. 17, 1901. 

iii. Mary Borland* Thayer, — b. July 8, 1864 ; d. Apr. 3, 1903 ; 
m. Nov. II, 1886, Charles Spaulding, b. Sept. i, 1858, son of Charles 
A. Famum, of Philadelphia ; children : t. Dorothy, b. Dec. 26, 1887 ; 
n. Mary Thayer, b. Nov. 22, 1891. 

iv. Sydney® Thayer, — ^b. July 7, 1867 ; m. Apr. 3, 1893, Elise El- 
liot, b. Nov. 2, 1868, daughter of Henry Bower, of Philadelphia ; 
children: i. Emily Markoe, b. June 9, 1894; «. Sydney, Jr., b. Apr. 
17,1897. 

CHILDREN OF ELIZABETH CAMAC^ CHAPMAN AND WILLIAM DAVIS 

WINSOR. 

i. Emily Chapman® Winsor, (Elizabeth C.^ Chapman, Emily® 
Markoe, Hitty* Cox, James S.*, Thomas', Florentius*, JoW), — b. 
Apr. 4, 1863 ; m. June 3, 1885, William Ruckman, b. Feb. 17, 1857, 
son of George Philler, of Philadelphia ; children : i. Emily Winsor, 
b. Aug. 25, 1886; a, William Winsor, b. Aug. 26, 1888. 

ii. Louise Brooks® Winsor — b. Aug. 12, 1868; m. May 3, 1890, 
Horace Howard Furness, Jr., of Philadelphia, b. Jan. 24, 1865 ; no 
issue. 

children of REBECCA^ CHAPMAN AND JAMES DAVIS WINSOR. 

iii. James Davis* Winsor, Jr., (Rebecca^ Chapman, Emily* Mar- 
koe, Hitty' Cox, James S.*, Thomas', Florentius^, John^), — b. Sept. 
6, 1876; m. June 16, 1904, Marian Harding, b. May 20, 1878, daugh- 
ter of William W. Curtin, of Philadelphia ; children : i. William Cur- 
tin, b. Dec. 15, 1905 ; ii. James Davis, 3rd, b. June 30, 1908. 

iv. Rebecca* Winsor, — b. June 12, 1879; m. Nov. 23, 191 1, Ed- 
mund Cadwalader, b. Feb. 26, 1879, son of Rowland Evans, of Hav- 
erford, Pa. 

children of LEILA^ markoe and SAMUEL ORR BARR. 

i. Mary Louise* Barr, (Leila^ Markoe, Samuel®, Hitty** Cox, 
James S.*, Thomas', Florentius^, John^), — ^b. July 31, 1876; m. Oct. 
^> '903, John Hamilton, b. Jacksonville, 111., July 3, 1872, son of 
George Scott Bussell ; children : i. George Scott, b. Sept. 30, d. Oct. 
i» 1905 ; ii. John Hamilton, Jr., b. Apr. 19, 1910. 

ii. Bess Markoe* Barr, — sister of Mary Louise ; b. July 3, 1883 ; 
m. Sept. 7, 1908, Edward Marsh, b. Jacksonville, 111., Mar. 18, 1874, 
son of William Dunlap. 

children of henry WILLIAMS^ BIDDLE AND JESSIE DUNCAN TURNER. 

i. Mildred Lee® Biddle, (Henry W.^, Juliana" Cox, John', 
James S.*, Thomas', Florentius^ John^,— b. Jan. 8, 1874; m. Oct. 
29, 1902, William Biddle, b. July 9, 1876, son of Richard M. Cad- 
walader, of Philadelphia ; daughter, Christine Biddle, b. Aug. 6, 1903. 

ii. JuuET* Biddle, — b. Jan. 9, 1876; m. Nov. 21, 1900, Charles 
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». Jessie, b. Jan. 3, 1902 ; if. Isabella Alexander, b. Mar. 31, 1905 ; 
Hi, Charles Alexander, b. Mar. 19, 1908. 

CHILDREN OF FANNY^ HENDERSON AND BARON CLEMENS VON PREUS- 
CHEN VON UND ZU LIEBENSTEIN. 

1. Ernest A. L. J.® von Preuschen, etc., (Fanny^ Henderson, 
Frances* Cox, John*, James S.*, Thomas', Florentius*, John^), — b. 
Oct. 18, 1865 ; m. Feb. 23, 1907, Maria Ann von Laveran-Stiebar, 
b. Sept. 22, i8i84; no'issue. 

ii. Franz Ludwig* von Preuschen, etc., — ^b. Mar. 11, 1867; m. 
July 30, 1898, Anna Maria J. J. I. von Gorup, b. Feb. 19, 1876 ; no 
issue. 

iii. Clemens Eduard Ludwig* von Preuschen, etc., — b. 
June 22, 1869; m. Feb. 8, 1898, Anna Maria Augusta, Baroness von 
Schloisnigg, b. Jan. 20, 1876; children: i, Ernst, b. Nov. 6, 1898; ii. 
Fanny, b. Apr. 29, 1900; iii, Marie, b. May 28, 1901. 

children of ABRAHAM BEEKMAN^ COX AND LEVANTIA WHITE UV- 
INGSTON, HIS WIFE. 

i. Abraham Beekman® Cox, (Abraham B.'', Isaac B.*. Isaac*, 
Isaac*, John*, Florentius^, John^), — b. New York City, Apr. i6, 
1844; d. Feb. 16, 1906; educated at Yale College, and Rensselaer 
Pol)kechnic Institute ; civil engineer ; retired, 1876 ; member, Amer- 
ican Society of Civil Engineers, Century and Yale Clubs; m. Au- 
gusta McBlair Ten Eyck, who d. 1876; lived at Cherry Valley, N. 
Y. ; children : ». Abraham Beekman, Jr.; ii Julia Ten Eyck, 

li. Cornelia Beekman* Cox, — b. Feb. 8, 1846; m. Rev. D. L, 
Schwartz. 

iii. Levantia White* Cox, — New York; b. Dec. 13, 1848; m. 
Apr. 25, 1877, Lansdale Boardman, b. Nov. 17, 1837; d. Sept. 9, 
1903; member, N. Y. Stock Exchange, and of the Century Qub, 
served a short time during War of Rebellion, in 22nd Regiment, N. 
G. N. Y. ; children : i. Rosina, h. Feb. 18, 1878 ; n. Lansdale, b. Sept. 
16, 1879, d. July 20, 1880; iii. Gerard, b. Sept. 24, 1881, d. Apr. 18, 
1890 ; iv. Kenneth, b. May 26, 1883 ; v, Clarinda Starbuck, b. Feb. 
15, 1887. ,, 

Ninth Generation. 

children of ABRAHAM BEEKMAN* COX AND AUGUSTA MC BLAIR TEN 

EYCK, HIS WIFE. 

i. Abraham Beekman" Cox, (Abraham B.*, Abraham B.^ Isaac 
B.®, Isaac*^, Isaac*, John*, Florentius*, John*), — lawyer. New York; 
graduated, Yale, 1895. 

ii. Julia Ten Eyck* Cox, — m. Henry Brevoort Cannon, Hackcn- 
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NEW JERSEY. 

THE COX FAMILY, OF MONMOUTH COUNTY. 
First Generation. 

Thomas* Cox, — ^born, probably, in England ; died in Middletown, 
N. J., 1681 ; a resident of Newtown, Long Island, in 1665, as ap- 
pears from his marriage license, issued in that year, by the Colonial 
Governor, Richard Nicolls, of New York. The following is a tran- 
script made from the original document in the State Library at Al- 
bany, in 1908: 

"Whereas I have received information of a mutual intent and 
agreement between Thomas Cox of Marshpath Kills in ye Lymmits 
of New Towne, and Elizabeth Blashford to enter into the state of 
matrimony, and that there lyeth no lawful obstacle or obligation on 
either part to hinder the performance thereof, I do hereby grant 
unto them Lycences so to do— and do also require one of ye Jus- 
tices of ye peace of ye North Ryding of Yorkshire upon Long Isl- 
and or ye Minister of some Parish therein to Joyne the said Thomas 
Cox and Elizabeth Blashford in Marryage, and to pronounce them 
man and wife and so to record them according to the law made in 
that behalf, for doing whereof this shall be sufficient warrant. 

Given under my hand and Seal at James Hart in New York this 
22nd day of April, 1665. Rich. Nicolls." 

No mention of his name occurs in the early records of Newtown, 
nor is an)rthing positively known as to the time or place of his birth, 
or the date of his arrival in the colony. From the Public Record 
Office in London, however, we learn that in 1650, one Thomas Cox, 
with two others, was licensed to pass to Virginia. There is also in 
possession of one of the descendants of Thomas Cox, of Newtown, 
an old plate, somewhat elaborately decorated, and bearing date of 
1661, which has been handed down from generation to generation, 
and which is said to have been brought by one of the family, from 
Virginia. Beyond that, no clue to his antecedents has been dis- 
covered. 

Shortly after his marriage, he joined the colony which, during the 
summer and autumn of 1665, settled at Middletown and Shrews- 
bury, New Jersey. The majority of those who took up land in 
Monmouth County, under the Nicolls patents and who organized 
these towns, were from Long Island and New England, the latter 
coming chiefly from Rhode Island. The settlers at Shrewsbury 
were, for the most part, Quakers ; at Middletown, the Baptists pre- 
dominated- There is nothing to indicate that Thomas Cox was ac- 
tively identified with either body, although his family and his de- 
scendants, for several generations, were of the Baptist faith, as 
many of them are to this day. Between the Baptists and the Quak- 
ers of that period, there appears to have been an entirely friendly 
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munity of interests, social, religious and political, had drawn them 
somewhat closely together. 

His love for Elizabeth Blashford may perhaps have made him 
tolerant of her faith, if he did not accept it as his own. But what- 
ever his religious predilections, he was, evidently, a just man. 

The lands which he acquired were guaranteed to him by the Ni- 
colls patent, but he recognized the prior right of the Indians to the 
property and paid them, in full, for the portions which were allotted 
to him. 

His activity in local affairs dates from the beginning of the year 
1667, when he was chosen one of the overseers of the fence. To 
what extent the lands of the early settlers were inclosed, does not 
appear, but it is evident from the frequent record of ear marks, that 
cattle were allowed to range at large, on lands that were owned in 
common. The following entry was made in the book of the 
Town Qerk, January 4, 1668 : "Tho : Cocks his marke is the top of 
the right eare cutt off and a swallow taile and a hole in the left eare." 

From overseering the fences, he advanced another step in his pub- 
lic career, when in the following year, he was appointed "rate mak- 
er" of the town. Later, he was chosen to assist the constable, and 
still later, he became a town deputy. That he had a mind of his 
own may be inferred from the fact that, while serving in that ca- 
pacity, he dissented from certain laws ordered at the town meeting. 
The habit of dissent appears to have been a family characteristic, in- 
herited perhaps, from ancestors who had been trained in the school 
of Cromwell and who had caught the spirit of independence which 
he inspired in his followers. 

The next public office to which he was chosen was that of town 
overseer, which may have differed somewhat from that of town dep- 
uty, although the distinction is not quite clear. 

By this time, or a little later, he had made his mark in the world. 
He may have made it before, but it is certain that he made it on the 
8th of November, 1673, for it appears on a document bearing that 

His mark 
date, and is thus recorded : "Tho : Tc Cockes." 

signum talis 

It would have been more gratifying to family pride if this sug- 
gestion of illiteracy had not been discovered. But the schoolmaster 
was not largely in evidence in his day, and comparatively few of 
the early pioneers had opportunity for acquiring even the rudiments 
of an ordinary education. In spite of this handicap, many of them 
through sheer force of character, industry, and native ability, were 
able not only to accumulate wealth, but to exercise large influence in 
the social and political life of the communities in which they lived, 
and Thomas Cox appears to have been of that number. Within a 
few years after his settlement at Middletown, he had become an ex- 
tensive land owner and a recognized man of affairs in Monmouth 
( ounty. In 1676, he was chosen a deputy, to meet the Governor 



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and his Council at Woodbridge, a circumstance which seems to in- 
dicate that he was a man of some consequence and a representative 
citizen. 

The occasion of his errand to Woodbridge is not a matter of rec- 
ord, but in the light of contemporary history, it is fair to assume 
that he appeared in support of the popular, as opposed to the pro- 
prietary interests. 

He died in August, 1681, leaving a widow and six children, two 
of whom are described as being "very small." 

The necessity of caring for these small children, to say nothing of 
the others, the eldest of whom was only thirteen years old at the 
time, may have inclined the widow to entertain the proposition of a 
second marriage, shortly after her husband's death. 

At all events, the days of her mourning were not unduly pro- 
tracted. The administrator of the Cox estate appears to have lost 
no time in pressing his suit. Whatever considerations he may have 
urged, the following extract from the town records tells its own story 
of the speedy culmination of an exceptionally brief courtship. 

"Tho. Ingham and y* wid. Elizabeth Cox were married by Cap. 
John, bowne Justis of the peace in Middle Town, Sep. y® 9:1681." 

This second marriage was terminated by the death of Ingham, in 
1 690-1. The children, by this time, had grown larger, and as there 
appears to have been no urgent need of a further matrimonial alli- 
ance, the presumption is that Elizabeth Ingham died a widow; 
children: i. Thomas, it, John, Hi, James, iv, Joseph, and two oth- 
ers, probably daughters. 

Second Generation. 
chilx>ren of thomas^ cox and elizabeth blashford. 

i. Thomas' Cox, (Thomas^), — b. Feb. 11, 1668; d. 1723; de- 
scribed in his will, as a yeoman, of Freehold, Monmouth County, 
Freehold being the name of the township, now Upper Freehold, 
where his family had become established. By the terms of the will, 
an "acre square * * * on the hill above the orchard," was 
left as a **burying place for the family of the testator and his broth- 
er, John Cox," His personal estate was valued at more than £630, 
which, together with his landed interests, was a considerable for- 
tune, for that time. His business capacity may be inferred from 
the frequent mention of his name in connection with the settlement 
apd administration of estates. Though not an office holder, appar- 
ently, he was actively interested in public affairs and a staunch sup- 
porter of popular government. 

He was one of those who, in 1700, signed a remonstrance, com- 
plaining of certain acts of the Proprietors, and asking for the ap- 
pointment of a competent Governor. 

A year later, he signed a similar petition, urging that the Province 
be taken under the government of the King unless the Proprietors 
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pared for that great popular uprising which culminated, seventy-five 
years later, in the American Revolution. 

In the matter of religion, he was a Baptist and one of the earliest 
members of the old church of Middletown, in the communion of 
which he died at the comparatively early age of 55 years. 

His wife was Mary , b. 1671 ; d. 1760 ; children : t. Catha- 
rine, it. Mary, Hi, Elizabeth, b. July 30, 1698; probably died young; 
iv. Thomas, v. Alice, b. July 22, 1702, d. young( ?) ; z>i, John, b. 
Mar. 27, 1706, d. young ( ?) ; zni. Lydia. 

ii. John* Cox, — ^born probably about 1670; died in the autumn of 
1729; little is known of him beyond the fact that he figured some- 
what prominently in the riots which broke out in Monmouth County 
in 1701. 

Despairing of obtaining rehef by peaceful methods, from the ar- 
bitrary exactions of the government, he became identified with the 
movement to secure, by force, the justice which could not be wrung 
from the authorities, through petition or remonstrance. 

At a Court of Sessions held at Middletown, March 6, 1701, he and 
other citizens were fined ten shillings each, for contempt and mis- 
behavior before the Court. A few days later, the Governor and 
Justices were seized by the excited populace and held as prisoners 
from the 25th to the 29th of March. There was as little doubt of 
the contempt in which the authorities were held by the people as 
there was of the utter disregard of popular rights on the part of 
the authorities. 

John Cox was no advocate of the doctrine of passive resistance. 
He was openly aggressive, and, in character and spirit not unlike the 
men of his blood who, in after years, at the battle of Monmouth, 
continued the fight which their fathers had begun, in a small way, at 
Middletown, at the beginning of the century. 

His part in the riots does not appear to have affected his stand- 
ing in the Baptist Church of which he continued to be a member 
until the end of his life. 

He died at his home in Upper Freehold, leaving a widow and 
eight children to mourn his loss and a comfortable estate to cheer 
them in their affliction. 

The names of the children occur frequently in the early annals 
of the neighborhood, but in the absence of family records, and the 
multiplicity of identical names, at the same time, in other branches of 
the family, it has not been found possible to identify them all with 

any degree of certainty. He married Mary ; children: 1. 

John, ii. Joseph, Hi. Samuel, iv. Elizabeth, v. Rachel, vi, Mary, vii. 
Alice, via. Mercy. (The order in which their names are mentioned 
in his will). 

iii. James* Cox, — b. Aug. 18, 1672; d. Oct. 14, 1750, described in 
his will as *'j2jnes Cox, of Upper Freehold, in the County of Mon- 
mouth and Province of New Jersey, Gentleman." 

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of which conditions of gentility he appears to have met. Like his 
father and his elder brothers, he was a man of affairs. In property 
matters, his counsel appears to have been frequently sought and his 
judgment valued. 

His political sympathies were with the people as opposed to the 
proprietaries. If he were not as active and outspoken as his brother 
John and others had been at the time of the outbreak at Middle- 
town, he was not less interested in the success of the popular move- 
ment 

When the rule of the Assembly had become intolerable and the 
titles of freeholders to their lands seemed likely to be called in 
question, the governing body were denounced as enemies to the 
country. 

In 1707, an attempt was made to bring about the dissolution of the 
Assembly and to elect a new one. With this end in view a fund 
was raised, known as "the Blind Tack," to which James Cox and 
his brother, Joseph, were liberal contributors. 

Whatever may have been the outcome of that campaign, the rights 
of freeholders were ultimately assured and he lived for many years 
afterwards in peaceful possession of his estate at Upper Freehold, 
which passed at length, without a cloud upon its title, to his numer- 
ous family. 

He was long identified with the Baptist Church and died at a 
good old age in the religious faith in which he had been reared. His 
body was interred in the family plot on his farm at Upper Freehold, 
where, as his will states, many of his kindred were buried. His 
own grave and the graves of two others are all of which any trace 
remains. 

He married Anne ; children : t. James Jr., ii. Elizabeth, in, 

Thomas, iv. John, v. Joseph, vi, Alice, vii, Rachel, viii, Dorothy, ix 
Rebecca, x. Ann, 

iv. Joseph' Cox, — ^b. Sept. 15, 1679; d. between 1748 and 1750; 
one of the two children referred to by the administrator of his 
father's estate as being "very small" at the time of his father's 
death. Joseph increased in stature, however, as the years went on 
and when he arrived at man's estate, married Catharine, daughter 
of Thomas and Deborah (Grover) Shepherd. 

This matrimonial alliance introduced him to one of the oldest fam- 
ilies of the colony. Catharine Shepherd was a great grand-daugh- 
ter of W^illiam Lawrence Sr., one of the founders of Middletown, 
who is said to have been a son of Sir Henry Lawrence, President of 
Cromwell's Council, and Amy Peyton, whose family afterwards be- 
came prominent in Virginia. 

In 1706, Thomas Cooper, a London merchant and one of the 
twenty-four proprietors of East Jersey, conveyed one-half of his 
proprietorship, or one forty-eighth part of all the lands in the Eas- 
tern division of New Jersey, with the exception of 5000 acres, to 
thirteen persons, resident in the township of Middletown. 

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in the deed of conveyance among the grantees who thus came into 
possession of a very extensive and valuable tract of land. The 
consideration named in the deed was only £260, but even that sum, in 
hard cash, was no doubt, of more value to an enterprising London 
merchant than an untamed wilderness three thousand miles away. 
But whatever his point of view it is clear that the purchasers made 
an entirely safe and judicious investment. A year later, he became 
interested in the movement to dissolve the Assembly and to bring 
about a new election, and contributed £12 towards the fund, that was 
raised to further this object, his brother, James, contributing a lib- 
eral though somewhat smaller amount. How this money was used 
we are not informed. John Bowne who was the custodian of the 
fund, doubtless gave an account of his stewardship but was not 
required, apparently, to make public his disposition of the so-called 
"Blind Tack." 

Thereafter his name occurs at intervals, in public records, for 
a period of forty years, chiefly in connection with the transfer of 
land, the witnessing of wills, and the recording of the ear mark 
with which his cattle were branded. The last conveyance that he 
is known to have made bears date of February 29, ( ?) 1747-8, when 
in consideration of £400 he gave to Matthias Johnson, his son-in-law, 
and Obadiah Bowne, yeomen, both of Middletown, a deed for cer- 
tain property in Middletown, Shrewsbury and Barnegat, reserving 
as a burying ground for his posterity, one chain square, (in Middle- 
town?) where his wife and children were buried. Reference is 
made in the same instrument, to land in Middletown which he had 
previously given to his son Thomas. That his death occurred soon 
after the above transaction, may be inferred from a town record of 
November 17, 1750, to the effect that "Matthias Johnson, Jr., used 
the ear mark of his grandfather, Joseph Cox," at that time, appar- 
ently, deceased; children: i. Thomas, ii, a daughter, wife of Mat- 
thias Johnson, and others whose names are not known. 

Third Generation, 
children of thomas^ cox and mary . 



Catharine' Cox, (Thomas^ Thomas^), — b. Sept. 20, 1695; ni. 
Cornelius Van Horn. She is said to have died within a year after 
her marriage. 

As she and her son, Thomas, are both mentioned in the will of her 
father, February 16, 1722-3, her marriage probably occurred in 
1722 and her death in the following year. Cornelius Van Home 
afterwards married Elizabeth Lawrence by whom he had three chil- 
dren. He was appointed a member of the Governor's Council and 
took the oath of office and his seat in the Council, at Perth Amboy, 
August 25, 1727; children: i, Thomas. 

ii. Mary' Cox, — b. Nov. 5, 1696; m. prior to Feb. 16, 1722-3, 
Benjamin Lawrence, of Upper Freehold, son of William Lawrence, 
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iv. Thomas* Cox, — ^b. June 23, 1700; d. June 5, 1783 ; m. (i) Re- 
becca, daughter of Thomas Potts, Jr., whose parents came from 
Hull, England, in October, 1678, in the ship, "Shield," the first ves- 
sel to drop anchor before Burlington. Her mother's maiden name 
was Mary Records. 

The Potts family belonged to the Society of Friends, but appear to 
have had no great aversion to the intermarriage of their daughters 
with members of the Cox family of Upper Freehold, who were of 
the Baptist faith. 

Thomas Cox, Jr., is mentioned among those who were present at 
the wedding of Thomas Potts, Jr., of Mansfield, and Sarah Beakes, 
of Chester, Burlington County, 29th day, 8th month, 1730, and 
signed the marriage certificate, which would seem to indicate that his 
own marriage had occurred prior to that time. He was named as 
one of the executors of his father-in-law who died in 1754. His 
wife apparently, was not living at the time, as no mention is made 
of her in her father's will. He afterwards married (2) Hannah 
Morford, a widow of Monmouth County ; children : first marriage — 
i. John ( ?), it. Mary, Hi. Richard, iv. Thomas, v. Elizabeth, vi. Re- 
becca, second marriage — ^perhaps, vii. Phoenix, or Fenwick, viii. 
Mercy. 

vii. Lydia* Cox, — ^b. Oct. 2, 1709; m. Joseph Cheeseman; chil- 
dren: i. William. 



CHILDREN OF JOHN^ COX AND MARY 



i. John* Cox, (John^ Thomas^), — b. about 1696 ( ?) ; d. probably 
not earlier than 1768; mentioned in a deed, Dec. 5, 1737, as having 
inherited from his father, jointly with his brothers, Joseph and Sam- 
uel, a plantation in Upper Freehold, which, according to the terms 
of the will, was equally divided amongst them. On March 10, 1757, 
"divers valuable causes and considerations him thereunto moving, 
also £5 proclamation money," he conveyed a tract of 212 acres in 
Upper Freehold, together with 10 acres of meadow, on Empty box 
brook, to his son, John Cox, Minor, (Junior?). His wife, appar- 
ently, was not living, at the time. She was probably the Rachel 
Cox, wife of John, who died, 1750, aged, about 50 (buried in Up- 
per Freehold). 

Elizabeth Holman, who married John Cox, of Upper Freehold, 
1768, (license, Jan. i), may have been a second wife.- The only 
child, of record, was John Cox, Minor, (or Junior), above named. 

ii. Joseph" Cox, — b. about 1698 ( ?) ; nothing known of him ex- 
cept that he shared equally with his brothers, John and Samuel, in 
the division of his father's plantation, after his death, in 1729. As 
his name drops out of the Upper Freehold records, it is probable that 
he removed from that neighborhood, early in life, perhaps to the 
adjoining county of Middlesex. The data given below, may per- 
haps, refer to him and his descendants. 

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ters of administration on his estate granted to Prudence Cox, (his 
widow?), Apr. 28, 1773. 

John Chamberlain, of Middlesex Co., grandson of Joseph (and 
Prudence?) Cox, .[and son of Thomas and Hannah (Cox) Cham- 
berlain], — Guardian appointed for him, 1790. 

Joseph Cox, — of Middlesex Co., .[son of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Chamberlain) Cox?] had as his guardian, James Newell, appointed 
July 24, 1793. 

Mary Cox, (Joseph, Joseph?), — ^m. Peter Jackson, 9th, nth 
mo. 1797; both of Shrewsbury (Friends, apparently); witnesses 
— ^Jonathan Cox, Hannah Cox, Phebe Cox, Abigail Cox, etc. 

Jonathan Cox, (Joseph, Joseph?), — ^m. ; d. before Mar. 

19, 1823; had son, William, who sold property in Stafford Twp.^ 
Mar. 6, 1828. 

iii. Samuel^ Cox, — b. about 1700 ( ?) ; joint heir, with brothers, 
John and Joseph, to the above named plantation in Upper Freehold, 
left them by their father, John Cox, who died, 1729; sold his share, 
5 Dec. 1737, for £300; described in conveyance as "Cordwainer," 
(saddler, or shoemaker), residence. Upper Freehold; wife, Ann, 
party to conveyance; no further record of him in Upper Free- 
hold. 

Samuel Cox, perhaps the same man, was a member of the 
Baptist Church, Hightstown, 1745-1785; dismissed from Hights- 
town, — date of transfer and to what church dismissed, not stated. 

Other names from the Hightstown records : 

"Catharine Cox," earliest mentioned, "dismissed." In 1787, "Sa- 
rah Cox, dismissed;" in 1788, "Mary Cox, died;" in 1792, "Charles 
Cox, died;" in 1800, "Mary Cox, dismissed;" July 31, 1802, (or 
1812), "Margaret Cox, dismissed." 

John Cox was a trustee of the church, 1786. 

Samuel Cox and wife Margaret, of Middlesex Co., conveyed 31 
acres of land in Upper Freehold, Apr. i, 1801, — "the widow, Molly 
Cox, mother of said Samuel, her right of dower excepted." 

Samuel Cox, on same day, bought a lot in the Southward of New 
Brunswick, of Isaac Snowden, the elder. 

iv. Elizabeth^ Cox, — Monmouth Co.; m. Richard Compton, Jr.; 
license, Jan. 15, 1727 (?). 

vi. Mary^ Cox, — Monmouth Co.; m. William Enelman; license, 
Apr. 28, 1729 (?). 

viii. Mercy Cox, — Upper Freehold ; m. Ephraim Robins ; license, 
Apr. 21, 1746 (?). 



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i. James' Cox, Jr., (James^, Thomas^), — b. about 1698 or earlier: 
d. 1753, leaving a widow, Elizabeth, five sons — two by his first wife 
— besides daughters referred to in will, but not named ; brother-in- 
law, Thomas Fenton, Jr., an executor ; personal estate appraised by- 
Joseph Robins, at i 152. 11, including "a Palatine boy" valued at iih 
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taxed on 300 acres, in Upper Freehold, 1731 ; married at least twice; 
last wife, Klizabeth (Fenton?) ; Hannah Robins who m. James Cox, 
Monmouth Co., license Nov. i, 1745, may have been his wife; if so, 
a previous marriage must have occurred to account for his large 
family ; children : t. Nathaniel, ii, John, Hi, a daughter, iv, a daughter, 
V. a daughter; second or third marriage — vi. Thomas, vii, Isaac, viii. 
Elisha; the last three under age, in 1753. 

ii. Elizabeth^ Cox, — ^b. 1700; d. 1796. When a child, she planted 
the box bushes at the old home in Upper Freehold. They grew very 
large and suggested the name, "Box Grove," by which the place 

was afterwards known. She married Ansley. Thomas An- 

sley, of Monmouth Co., who married Rebecca Cocke (Cox?), 1760, 
and Elizabeth Ansley who married Jacob Morris, both of Monmouth 
Co., 1765, may have been her children. 

iii. Thomas' Cox, — name on Upper Freehold tax list 1731 ; as- 
sessed on 120 acres; record book of Baptist Church, Middletown 
states that Thomas Cox, one of its members died, about 1733 ^^ 

1734 ; m. ; children : i. Mary, ii. Dinah, iii. John. 

iv. John' Cox, — b. 1710; d. May 4, 1788; buried in the church 
yard of the old Yellow Meeting House near Cream Ridge ; m. Mary 
daughter of Thomas Potts, Jr., and Mary Records, of Burlington 
Co., a sister of Rebecca Potts, who married his cousin, Thomas Cox. 
Frc»n his father he inherited a considerable estate, which, together 
with property otherwise acquired, made him a man of wealth. His 
wife survived him and died, about 1800, at the age of 96; children: 
i. John, h. 1738, d. Nov. 26, 1739; ii. Catharine, iii. James, iv. Joshua, 
b. 1747, d. 1759; V. William, vi. Mary. 

V. Joseph' Cox, — commonly known as "J^dge Joseph" ; b. Aug. 
18, 1713; d. Apr. 17, 1801; m. Mary, b. May 31, 1715, d. Nov. 24, 
1800, daughter of Thomas Mount, of Shrewsbury ; described as "a 
farmer, in easy circumstances, of unblemished character, of strong 
mind and highly respected :" honored no man because he was rich ; 
never ashamed of honest labor ; reading the Bible aloud, one of the 
delights of his old age. One of his grandsons refers to his fine and 
venerable appearance and to that of his wife, who was in no respect 
his inferior and who, he thinks, must have been beautiful in her 
earlier years. [From the Life of Hon. S. S. Cox, by W. V. Cox 
and M. H. Northrup]. 

The wealth that he left to his children was not insignificant, al- 
though, when divided by ten, it could scarcely have gone far; but 
their lives were enriched by the nobler heritage of a godly character 
and an untarnished name; children: 1. Catharine, ii. Margaret, b. 
June 17, 1738, d. Apr. 8, 1740; iii. William, b. July 5, 1740, d. May, 
1759; iv. Thomas, v. Ann, vi. Asher, vii. Joseph, viii. Samuel, ix. 
James, x. Ezekiel, xi. Mary. 

viii. Dorothy* Cox, — m. William Hartshorne; buried in the 
private plot, on her father's farm ; her tombstone one of the three 
that remain there ; children : i. William, d. at age of 22 ; buried at 
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ix. Rebecca* Cox, — ^perhaps identical with Rebecca Cocke, who 
married Thomas Ansley, of Monmouth Co.; license, Nov. i, 1760. 

X. Ann* Cox, — ^m. Jewell; d. before 1747; referred to in 

her father's will, as Ann Jewell ; left four daughters, all provided for 
in said will, but names not mentioned. 

CHILDREN OF JOSEPH^ COX AND CATHARINE SHEPHERD. 

i. Thomas* Cox, (Joseph*, Thomas^), — ^b. 1713; m. 1735, Re- 
becca Shepherd, perhaps a cousin. 

His father, in conveying certain parcels of land, at Middletown, 
Shrewsbury, and Bamegat, Feb. 29, 1747-8, to Matthias Johnson, 
his son-in-law, and Obadiah Bowne, who may have been also a 
son-in-law, both described as yeomen, of Middletown, includes, as 
he says, "what I formerly gave to my son, Thomas Cox." How the 
property which he had given to his son, happened to revert to him, 
we are not informed. 

In 1767, Thomas Cox was living, with his family, at Upper Free- 
hold, on a place which belonged, at the time, to his son, Joseph Cox, 
of Hunterdon Co., who provided in his will, executed in that year, 
that his parents should be allowed to remain there as long as they 
lived. 

From these records it may be inferred that Thomas Cox, through 
some fault or misfortune, had lost his patrimony and was living in 
his later life, in somewhat reduced circumstances. He was prob- 
ably the Thomas Cooper Cox, whose name appears on the tax list 
of Upper Freehold in 1758, as the owner, at that time, of four acres 
of land. 

Thomas Cooper, it will be remembered, was a London merchant, 
one of the original proprietors, of whom Joseph Cox, his father, 
with twelve others, had bought about 5,000 acres of land in East 
Jersey, in 1706. Thomas Cox was very probably named for him, 
although the middle name Cooper was not often used in designating 
him. It is quite likely also that he was the Thomas Cox who was 
disciplined by the Baptist Church, for absenting himself from pub- 
lic worship and reflecting on the minister, John Coward, for whom 
he appears to have had no great regard. If so, his life was not 
blameless, but it is to his credit that he afterwards acknowledged his 
fault and was restored to church fellowship "on Munday the 22 day 
of August 1765, at freehold Meeting house." 

The date of his death and the place of his burial are not known, 
but it is probable that his remains were interred in the family plot 
at Middletown, which his father had reserved as a burial place for 
his posterity; children: 1. Joseph, ii. Catharine, vii, Deborah, viii, 
John, and probably four others, at least, Deborah being the seventh 
child. 

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Fourth Generation, 
children of thomas* cox and rebecca potts. 

i. John* Cox, (Thomas*, Thomas*, Thomas^), — ^probably d. young. 

ii. Mary* Cox, — b. Oct. 20, 1725; d. Jan. 31, 1812; m. Dec. 10, 
1748, John Jr., b. Aug. 26, 1728, d. Apr. 3, 1777, son of Rev. John, 
^- July 30, 1760, and grandson of Capt. Hugh Coward, Bristol, Eng- 
land, of the Royal Navy; children: i. Rebecca, b. Oct. 29, 1750; «. 
Alice, b. Jtdy 14, 1752, d. Feb. 3, 181 3; m. John, b. Oct 7, 1754, d. 
July 6, 1798; n/. Samuel, b. Dec. 4, 1759, d. Dec. 26, 1777. 

iii. Richard* Cox, — ^b. Mar. 14, 1727; d. Apr. i, 1800; called 
^'Colonel Richard," perhaps from military service rendered in old 
training days ; name not on the roster of N. J. officers in the Revo- 
lution ; designated on tombstone, as "Richard Cox, Esq" ; appointed 
Justice of the Peace, Monmouth Co., Sept. 28, 1781 ; Trustee, Bap- 
tist Church, Upper Freehold, at its organization, 1766, and other- 
wise prominent in the community; m. Jan. 1751, Mercy, b. Dec. 16, 
1728, d. 1827, daughter of William and Hannah (Grover) Taylor, 
and granddaughter of Edward Taylor, who came from England, 
1692, and Catharine Morford. She afterward removed to Charlton, 
Saratoga Co., N. Y., and was buried in the Presbyterian cemetery, 
there ; children : i. Chloe, ii, Rebecca, iii. Richard, iv, William, b. July 
^7f 1756, d. Dec. 17, 1757; V. Mary, vi. Thomas, vii. Joshua, b. Oct. 
I5» 1762 ; via. John, ix, James, t 

iv. Thomas* Cox, — ^b. Oct. 28, 1730; d. Apr. 18, 1794; his farm 
in Upper Freehold, adjoined that of his brother, Richard ; m. Sarah, 
^' ^733» d- Dec. 18, 181 5, daughter of Richard Kinnan; "a woman 
of remarkable understanding an exemplary Christian character." 
[Rev. Samuel J. Cox] ; children: 1. Rebecca, ii, Elizabeth, iii. Ach- 
sah, b. Aug. 8, 1759, d. young; iv. Thomas, v. William, vi. Mar get 
(Margaret), b. Dec. 3, 1765, probably d. young; vii, Sarah, viii. 
Richard, b. Feb. 11, 1770: ix, Ann (Nancy) ; x, Joshua, xi, Mary, 
xii. Ruth, b. May 16, 1776, d. Mar. 19, 1833 ; xiii. Achsah, b. Oct. 23, 
1778, d. Apr. 16, 1855 {or 1856). 

V. Elizabeth* Cox, — ^m Morris ( ?) ; Thomas Cox, Mary 

Coward and Elizabeth Morris, named as co-heirs of Thomas Cox, 
in quit daim deed, 1798. 

vii. Phoenix* Cox, — given name sometimes spelled, Fenwicke, 
and Phenck; a native of Monmouth Co.; b. Mar. 10, 1755; d. 
May 17, 1813; enrolled among the N. J. militia, 1776, though not in 
active service; removed, 1786, to Charlton, Saratoga Co., N. Y., 
where other families from Upper Freehold, including some of his 
own relatives had previously located ; some doubt as to his parent- 
age, but supposed to have been a son of Thomas* Cox, of Upper 
Freehold, and Hannah Morford, his second wife, and identical with 
Phenck Cox, as he signed his name in a quit claim deed, Nov. 10, 
1794, in which he is named, along with Richard Cox and Mary 
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Freehold; m. about 1778, Hannah Gibbons, b. May 14, 1754; chil- 
dren: i, Elisabeth, b. Nov. 27, 1779, ». Mercy, b. July 7, 1781, »i. 
Rebecca, b. Jan. 19, 1783, iv. Richard, b. Jan. 31, 1785, d. 1792; v, 
Hannah, b. Sept 13, 1787; vi. Thomas, b. Mar. 20, 1790; zni, Asher, 
viii. Sarah, b. Sept. 14, 1796; ix. Nancy, b. Sept. 9, 1800. 

viii. Mercy* Cox, — b. about 1758 ; parentage not positively known ; 
perhaps a daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Morford) Cox; a 
cousin, according to family tradition, of Chloe (Cox) Taylor; m. 
Edward Kelly, said to have come from a Scotch family which went 
to New England, and from there to New Jersey, (Trenton, Bor- 
dentown, or vicinity) ; was living, with her husband, in Newark, 
N. J., 1787; removed, 1793, to Charlton, N. Y. ; were three weeks 
going up the Hudson River in a sailing vessel ; afterwards removed 
to East Line, Saratoga Co. ; children ; i. John, ii, Hannah, Hi. Ed^ 
ward W,, iv, SamueL 



John* Cox, Minor, [or Junior] (John', John*, Thomas^), — son 
of John* and (?) Rachel Cox ; had deed from his father for 222 
acres, Upper Freehold, 1757; m. Margaret Morris; license, Oct. 29, 
1769. 



Joseph* Cox, (Joseph*, John', Thomas^), .[?], — of Middlesex 
Co. ; son of Joseph and Prudence Cox, of Middlesex Co. ( ?) ; m. 
Elizabeth Chamberlain; license, Feb. 18, 1768; removed ( ?) to Staf- 
ford Tp., Monmouth, now Ocean Co. ; d. before Mar. 19, 1823, ^ 
which time, property in Monmouth Co., was sold by his heirs ; chil- 
dren, apparently: t. Abigail, ii. Mary, Hi, Hannah, iv, Jonathan, z\ 
Joseph, vi, Timothy, 

All named in conveyance of property, as also, Thomas Chamber- 
lain, husband of Hannah. 



Ann* Cox, — of Upper Freehold ; perhaps a daughter of SamueP 
and Ann Cox ; m. Zachariah Coulter, of New Windsor, Middlesex, 
(now Mercer) Co.; license, Dec. 25, 1750. 

John* Cox, of Penn's Neck, (? Samuel', John*, Thomas^), — ^b. 
1744; d. 1809; believed to have been a son of Samuel' and Ann 
Cox, originally of Upper Freehold who appear to have removed to 
the neighborhood of Hightstown ; lived, for a number of years, at 
Penn's Neck, township of West Windsor, now in Mercer Co. ; mar- 
ried, about 1769, Maria, daughter of Albert G. Schenck, of Penn*s 
Neck ; name on tax list, Windsor township, 1785 ; one of his fath- 
er-in-law's executors, 1786; Trustee, Baptist Church, Hightstown, 
same year; on Township Committee, West Windsor, 1798; sold 
his property in West Windsor, 1801, and bought of Joshua M. Wal- 
lace, of Burlington, a farm of 356 acres in Bridgewater Township, 
Somerset Co., on the north side of the Raritan River, where the 
remainder of his life was spent. This farm belonged at one time to 
Lord Neil Campbell and, later, to Cornelius Low. His son, Albert 
S. Cox, and Dr. Samuel Swan, were appointed administrators of 
his personal estate and, by special act of the Legislature, Feb. r. 

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1812, authority was granted to sell his realty, and Dickinson Miller, 
John Brokaw, and Samuel Voorhees were appointed trustees for 
that purpose. They conveyed the property, soon after, to his sons, 
Robert and Gideon, who had previously lived as tenants on the farm ; 
children : «. Sarah, n. Zachariah, Hi. William, iv, Albert Schenck, v. 
Robert, zn. Gideon, vii, Job^ viii, Hetty. 

CHILDREN OF JAMES* COX, JR., AND , HIS FIRST WIFE. 

i. Nathaniel* Cox, (James, Jr.', James*, Thomas^), — ^the first 
named in his father's will; probably the eldest son; b. between 1720 
and 1730. The following records appear to refer to him : Nathaniel 
Cox, assessed on 29 acres. Upper Freehold, 1758; m. (i) Rachel 
Vahan — ^license, Feb. 18, 1761, (2) .[ ?] Mary Evans — ^license, Dec. 
19, 1772 ; letters of administration, estate of Nathaniel Cox, late of 
Monmouth, to Mary Cox, Mar. 15, 1791 ; Mary, widow of Nathaniel 
Cox, conveyed to William Cox, 30 acres, Upper Freehold, Apr. 22, 

1793. 

Mrs. Samuel C. Merwin, of Glen Ridge, N. J., a descendant of 
Nathaniel and Mary Cox, has in her possession, an old brown sam- 
pler, made by Ann Cox, one of their daughters, when a girl of six- 
teen, on which the names of the family have been wrought in needle 
work, together with birthdates of the children, viz. : 

i. Meribah, ii. Letisha, Hi, Nathaniel, iv. Ann. v. Parthenia, b. 
July 3, 1782; zn. Sarah, b. Aug. 29, 1784; vii. Jems (James), b. Apr. 
18, 1790. 

.[No record found of children of Nathaniel and Rachel (Vahan) 
Cox.] 

ii. John* Cox, — referred to in his father's will, as one of the 
children of the first marriage. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN^ COX AND MARY POTTS. 

ii. Catharine* Cox, (John', James*, Thomas^), — b. about 1740; 
second wife of Benjamin Loxley, of Philadelphia, captain of Artil- 
lery, in the Revolution, afterwards. Colonel; m. 1761, license, Sept. 
I, Col. Loxley b. in England, 1720; came to America, 1734; Keeper 
of the King's Stores, Philadelphia, at the outbreak of the Revolution ; 
resigned, and enlisted in the cause of independence; a personal 
friend of Franklin and of Washington, with whose army he shared 
the hardships of the bitter winter, at Valley Forge ; his property in 
Philadelphia destroyed by the British and a reward offered for his 
capture ; she, "an amiable and pious woman," and lived to a very ad- 
vanced age" ; her husband died at Darby, Pa., Oct. 1801 ; children : 
t. Elisabeth, b. and d. 1761 ; ii. Mary, b. 1763, d. 1767; Hi. Jane, iv. 
John, b. and d. 1767 ; v. Catharine, b. and d. 1768 : vi. Stephen, h. and 
d. 1769; vii. Elizabeth, viii. Ann; ix. Catharine, x. George V. 

iii. James* Cox, — b. 1746; d. 1805; a farmer, in easy circum- 
stances : lived about a mile and a half from Box Grove, the home of 
his cousin. Gen. James Cox ; perhaps, the James Cox who served in 
the Revolution, as "wagon maister", or conductor of a team brigade 
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the others being his brother, William, Elisha Lawrence and Edward 

Taylor, all of Upper Freehold ; m. Elziabeth , probably, EJiza- 

beth Cox; license, Feb. ^5, 1769. According to a well authenticated 
family tradition, she was one of the ladies who served at a banquet 
given by some of the officers of the Continental army, after the bat- 
tle of Monmouth. She brought to the feast some wine of her own 
making, which, because of a scarcity of dishes, she poured into a 
tea pot belonging to La Fayette, which he had brought with him 
from France. He was so well pleased with the wine that he pre- 
sented her with the tea pot which is still in possession of the family 
It is said to be in excellent condition and is one of their most valued 
heirlooms. Children : i, Joshua, ii, Abel, Hi, Elisha, iv. Benjamin, v, 
Charles ( ?). No daughters mentioned. 

V. William* Cox, — b. Apr. 12, 1749; d. Mar. 14, 1826; m. (i) 

Elizabeth , b. 1756, d. July 5, 181 1, a worthy woman and a 

member of the Baptist Church, Upper Freehold ; no children of this 

marriage. Late in life he married (2) Mary (?) , by whom 

"he had four children to inherit the property, greatly to the disap- 
pointment of his brother's eldest son (Joshua?) to whom it was oth- 
erwise entailed." [Rev. S. J. Cox]. He is said to have been some- 
what eccentric, but honest, generous and kind. His f^rm adjoined 
that of Gen. James Cox, whose family and his own were on terms 
of friendly intercourse ; children : i. Henry T., ii. John C, t«. IVH- 
liam {?),iv. a daughter, 

vi. Mary* Cox, — b. about 1751 ; d. about 1798 ( ?) ; m. Mar. 4, 
1770, Robert Jones, an English sea captain, afterwards an officer in 
the U. S. Navy; marriage recorded in register of First Baptist 
Church, Philadelphia. Her husband lost most of his property through 
an unfortunaet land speculation in the interior of Pennsylvania. She 
was a woman "with some singularity of character," but a zealous 
and devout Christian ; children : 1. Robert, ii. Mary, Hi, Samuel, vv. 
a child. All died before their parents. 

CHILDREN OF JOSEPH' COX AND MARY MOUNT. 

i. Catharine* Cox, ( Joseph', James^, Thomas*), — b. Sept. 25, 
1736; d. Dec. 21, 1764; m. Thomas Van Kirk, — license, Jan. 7, 
1761 ; removed, with her husband, to northern N. Y. ; children: 1. 
William, ii. Mary, Hi. Ann, iv. Ezekiel, 

iv. Thomas* Cox, — b. Oct. 15, 1742; d. June 17, 1782; calls him- 
self, in his will, an unworthy Deacon of the Baptist Church, Upper 
Freehold, to which he bequeathed £15; m. Deborah Taylor, d. May 
20, 1782, in her 34th year, sister of Edward, Lawrence, and Mehita- 
ble Taylor, (the latter, m. Richard Kinnan) ; license, Nov. 4, 1767: 
children — i. Thomas, d. before 1782; it. Lcuns, d. June 24, 17741 
aged 4 years, 6 months. 

v. Ann* Cox, — b. Mar. 10, 1745 ; d. June 29, 1793 ; m. John Hen- 

drickson; license, Nov. 14, 1763; children: i. Mary, m. Pew; 

others, not known. 

vi. AsHER* Cox, — b. Nov. 8, 1746: d. Mar. 17, 1812; lived on a 
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inherited ; a soldier in the Revolution ; elected Deacon of the Bap- 
tist Church, 1782, on the death of his brother, Thomas; "a man of 
sound understanding, of deep religious experience and exemplary 
Christian deportment"; m. Rebecca Holmes; license, Sept. 28, 1768; 
children: i. Samuel, it. Aaron, Hi. Asher, living, 181 1 ; iv, Hannah, v. 
Mary, zn. Catharine, vii. Amy, living, 181 1, unm. 

vii. Joseph* Cox, — b. Feb. 5, 1748; d. Nov. 1776; m. Charity For- 
man ; license, Oct. 30, 1775 ; a resident of Hunterdon Co., at the time 
of his marriage ; children : 1. Joseph, ii. Charity. 

viii. Samuel* Cox, — b. Mar. 2, 1750; d. Oct. 30, 1785; said to 
have served four years in Congress, but no record of such service 
appears ; perhaps a member of the Legislature ; m. Priscilla Holmes, 
of a respectable and wealthy family, of Holmesburg, Philadelphia 
Co., Pa.; license, Oct. 9, 1775; children: 1. Enoch, ii. Jane, Hi. Han- 
nah, iv. Mary. 

ix. Gen. James* Cox, — b. Oct. 16, 1753; d. Sept. 12, 1810; re- 
markable as a young man, for mental and physical vigor ; enlisted at 
the beginning of the Revolution, as a private in the First N. J. Regi- 
ment : chosen, First Lieutenant of his company, soon afterwards ; 
took part in a number of engagements, including the battles of Ger- 
mantown, and Monmouth ; became a Major of Militia, at the close 
of the war; subsequently advanced by the Legislature, to the rank 
of Brigadier General ; in command of the Monmouth Brigade, until 
his death. He was elected, repeatedly, to various local offices, and in 
1801, was made a member of the N. J. Assembly, to which he was 
re-elected, from time to time, for seven years ; chosen Speaker of the 
Assembly, during his third term, and continued to serve in that ca- 
pacity, while he remained in the Legislature ; elected to Congress in 
1808 and died, suddenly, of apoplexy in 1810 before completing his 
term of service. 

His grandson, Hon. Samuel S. Cox, thus refers to him in an ad- 
dress delivered in Monmouth County, in 1868: 

"He was an honest, just, courteous, courageous and fearless Dem- 
ocratic champion. He was the warm friend of Jefferson and the de- 
voted advocate of Madison. He believed in the Democratic rules of 
interpreting the constitution. His hatred of restraints upon personal 
and soul liberty, his diatribes against the alien and sedition laws, his 
steadfast dislike of Englishmen and English policy have been handed 
down as heir-looms." On February 29, 1776, he married Ann Potts, 
bom February 13, 1757, died March 21, 1815 — daughter of William 
Potts, of Burlington County, N. J., whose grandfather, Thomas 
Potts, came from England in the ship, Shield, in 1678. Her mother, 
was Amy, youngest daughter of Joseph Borden, founder of Borden- 
town, N. J., and sister of Col. Joseph Borden, of the Revolutionary 
army. Thomas Mc Kean, of Delaware, afterwards Governor of 
Pennsylvania, and Francis Hopkinson, of New Jersey, both signers 
of the Declaration of Independence, married her sisters. Thus, 
through his marriage, he was brought into intimate social relations 
with families that were distinguished for their patriotism and prom- 
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Gen. Cox was not only a public spirited but a profoundly relig- 
ious man. In early life he had made an open avowal of the Chris- 
tian faith and, for fhirty-f our years, was a consistent member of the 
Baptist Church of which he was also an officer. He died at his home 
in Upper Freehold and was buried with his fathers, in the cemetery 
of the Old Yellow Meeting House at Cream Ridge. 

His devoted wife survived him only for a few years. She met her 
death in a steamboat accident and was drowned in the Delaware 
River, in 1815. She was buried at Trenton, N. J. ; children: t. Wil- 
liam, a. Joseph Potts, Hi. Lewis, iv. James, v. Amy, vi. Mary, vii, 
Thomas, viii. Samuel Jones, ix. David Jones, jr. Jonathan, xi. Ezekiel 
Taylor, xii. Morgan Rhees, xiii. Horatio Jones. 

X. Ezekiel* Cox, — b. Oct. 14, 1757; d. Apr. 12, 1805; a worthy 
man, of blameless character but always in limited circumstances ; m. 
Rachel Sexton, of the Sexton family, near Jacobstown, N. J.; re- 
moved to Philadelphia. His widow died in Zanesville, O., a few 
years prior to 1848; children: t. Mary, ii. Ann, Hi. Rebecca, iv. Cath- 
arine. 

xi. Mary* Cox, — b. Sept. 2, 1760; d. Dec. 10, 1779; said to have 
been remarkable for her beauty; m. William Snowden, afterward 
Judge Snowden, of Bordentown, N. J. ; no children. 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS* COX AND REBECCA SHEPHERD. 

i. Joseph* Cox, (Thomas*, Joseph', Thomas^), — ^b. about 1736; 
d. 1768. His wife's name was Sarah as appears from the family rec- 
ord ; surname not given. Possibly she was Sarah Haines who mar- 
ried Joseph Cox, of Burlington Co., license, Aug. 31, 1761. He was 
a mill-wright, by trade, and lived, during the latter part of his life, 
in the township of Readington, Hunterdon Co. ; his will, executed in 
Readington, Dec. 17, 1767; probated, Tewksbury, N. J., Mar. 16, 
1768. The original document, bearing his signature and the signa- 
tures of Samuel Williams, Peter Sutfin, and Samuel Barcley, wit- 
nesses, and of John Ten Brook and John Bray, Executors, is on file 
in the office of the Secretary of State, at Trenton. It disposes of the 
property in Readington, where he lived and of lands in Upper Free- 
hold, Monmouth Co., where his parents were living, at the time, and 
provides that they shall remain in undisturbed possession of the 
same, during their natural lives, but that the property shall ultimate- 
ly revert to his son, Thomas, for whose benefit also, the proceeds 
from the sale of his Readington place were to be set aside and safely 
invested until he should come of age. In the event of his death, 
prior to that time, he directs that the Upper Freehold property be 
divided equally between his wife, his mother, and his two sisters, 'T)e- 
broh and Catrine," 

To his loving wife, Sarah Cox, he generously bequeaths "all that 
she has had from her parents since she was my wife," which may 
mean simply, the return of the dowry which she had brought to him 
at her marriage, and to which she was justly entitled; children: 1. 
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ii. Catharine* Cox, — ^mentioned in the will of her brother, Jo- 
seph, as living in Upper Freehold, 1767. 

vii. Deborah* Cox, — ^b. Jan. 12, 1747; d. Oct. 13, 1793. In the 
marriage record, made by her husband, she is said to have been the 
seventh child of Thomas Cox and Rebecca Shepherd, who was the 
fourth child of Thomas Shepherd and Deborah Grover. He de- 
scribes himself as "Thomas, b. 1739, son of Connor, son of John Mc 
Curtain, of Doon, Ireland." They were married, Jan. 21, 1771. She 
had been brought up in the Baptist faith and was at one time, a mem- 
ber of the church at Upper Freehold, but after her marriage, em- 
braced the religion of her husband and became a Roman Catholic. 

McCurtain was a schoolmaster. He taught at Mount Holly, N. J., 
and, later, in Philadelphia, where both he and his wife died of small 
pox, he, on the 23rd of September, and she, Oct. 13, 1793. The fol- 
lowing entry appears in his diary, under date of Apr. 4, 1785 : "I 
opened school at the Northern Liberties, Philadelphia." He was, ap- 
parently, a man of excellent education; children: i. Marianne, it. 
John Alexander, Hi. Anne, b. 1781, d. 1783. 

viii.- John* Cox, — ^b. about 1762; d. about 1778. Nothing is known 
of him beyond the tradition which is given as related by a descend- 
ant of his sister, Deborah (Cox) McCurtain. When a lad of sixteen, 
he enlisted in the Revolutionary army ; was with Washington, at Val- 
ley Forge, 1777-8; desiring to go home, and failing to obtain a leave 
of absence, he went without permission, with one of his companions, 
and was afterwards, shot as a deserter. His mother, as the story 
goes, pleaded, with tears, for the life of her boy, but in vain. Wash- 
ington was relentless and unmoved by the extenuating circumstances 
which might have influenced a less rigid disciplinarian. If the facts 
were as stated, it is little wonder that the heartbroken mother was 
never quite able to forgive the Commander-in-Chief for approving 
what appeared to her a cruel and unnecessary sentence. Before con- 
demning Washington, however, it would be interesting to know 
whether the tradition can be substantiated by documentary or other 
evidence. 

Fifth Generation, 
children of richard* cox and mercy taylor. 

i. Chloe* Cox, (Richard*, Thomas", Thomas^, Thomas^), — b. 
Upper Freehold, May, 1752; m. Judge John Taylor, b. Aug. 25, 
1749; d. Apr. 6, 1829, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Ashton) Tay- 
lor, a man of character and highly esteemed ; removed, with her hus- 
band, in 1774, to Charlton, Saratoga Co., N. Y., where she died; 
children : i. Joseph, ii. Richard, Hi. William, iv. Edward, v. John W., 
vi. Elisha, b. 1786, d. 1861 ; vii. Elizabeth, viii. Sally, ix. Anna, b. 
1794, d. 1840. 

il Rebecca* Cox,— b. July 5, 1753; d. Feb. 1792; m. Sept. i, 
1778, Rev. John Pitman, b. 1751 ; d. July 24, 1822; a Baptist clergy- 
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lived for a year at Allentown, N. J., and afterwards removed to 
Providence, Rhode Island, where the remainder of her days was 
spent; children: i. Rebecca Cox, it, John, m, Elizabeth, iv. Mary; 
all living, May 4, 1802. (See Monmouth Co. beeds). 

iii. Major Richard*^ Cox, — b. Jan. 3, 1755; d. Mar. 9, 1816. At 
the outbreak of the Revolution, he entered the army and in 1780, be- 
came a Captain in the 3rd N. J. regiment, under the command of 
Col. Elias Dayton ; afterwards promoted to the rank of Major ; re- 
mained in the army until the close of the war and then engag^ in 
mercantile pursuits ; a member of the firm of Cox and Davison, of 
Mount Holly, N. J. ; the old grist mill in that town, still standing a 
few years ago, built by them, in 1796, He also built the brick house, 
east of the old Farmers' Bank ; entered, later, into a business partner- 
ship, under the firm name of Cox and Shreve, which continued until 
the death of Mr. Shreve, in 1815; was prominently identified with 
the Society of the Cincinnati, in New Jersey, and served as treasurer 
of the organization for many years, until his death; married Jane» 
daughter of Dr. Alexander Ross, of Philadelphia, a Surgeon of 
note, in the Revolutionary army. Harriet Ross, a twin sister of 
Jane, married his younger brother, John ; children : i, Kitty Vaug- 
han, a. Rebecca, iii. Marion Hannah, iz\ Eliza H. 

v. Mary* Cox, — b. Oct. 13, 1757; m. John Morford, of Freehold, 
a saddler and harness maker and a soldier in the Revolutionary War. 
He was one of the administrators of his father-in-law's estate, the 
other being Richard Cox, his brother-in-law, presumably, better 
known as Major Richard. He died in 1817, at which time, his wife 
was still living. Their house in Freehold stood, originally, on the 
site of the building which, in 1885, was the parsonage of the Re- 
formed Church ; children : i. a son, b. 1783. 

vi. Thomas" Cox, — b. Sept. 3, 1760; m. Oct. 3, 1782, Elizabeth 
Comes (Combs?), Mr. Smith, of Cranberry, N. J., officiating; re- 
moved to Woodford Co., Kentucky, where he died; children: i. 
Thomas, ii, Charles, iii. Harriet, iv. Elizabeth; "kind, generous and 
hospitable Kentuckians." 

viii. JoiiN*^ Cox, — b. Feb. i, 1767; m. Harriet, daughter of Dr. 
Alexander Ross ; removed to Philadelphia. 

ix. James' Cox, — b. Feb. 7, 1770; removed to Woodford Co., Ky., 
where he died at the age of 93. 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS* COX AND SARAH KIN NAN. 

i. Rebecca' Cox, (Thomas,* Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^),— b. 
Feb. 13, 1756; d. Feb. 15, 1817; m. 1775, William Mount, b. 1743, d. 
1818; children : t. Daifid^ b. Feb. 3, 1778, d. Oct. 13, 1846; ti. Achsah, 
iii. Mary, b. July 31, 1782, d. May 8, 1852; iv. Hiram, d. 1785; r. 
Hiram, b. Aug. 14, 1785, d. 1847; ^*- Hezekiah, b. July 5, 1788; ^ii, 
Sarah, h. Feb. 15, 1791 ; viii. Abijah, b. July 2, 1793; ^^' Abijah, b. 
Dec. 16, 1795; X. Addie, b. Apr. 16, 1798. 

ii. Elizabeth* Cox, — ^b. Nov. 12, 1757; d. before 1815; m. 

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Sarah Cox, Jan. 2, 1815; Elizabeth Dey, referred to, in her mother's 
will, as deceased; her daughter inherited her share of estate; chil- 
dren: four daughters, names not given. 

iv. Thomas* Cox, — b. Sept. 19, 1761 ; d. Jan. 16, 1825; called 
"Thomas Cox, Esq.," on his tombstone, in the burying ground, at 
Cream Ridge ; probably the Thomas Cox, of Monmouth Co., Mem- 
ber of Assembly, 1801-1807, and again, almost continuously, from 
1810 to 1820; m. Elizabeth , b. 1766, d. Sept. 14, 1840; chil- 
dren : i. Jemima, b. 1788, d. Sept. 15, 1816; ii, Sarah, b. Apr. 26, 1790, 
^- July 3, 181 1 ; ill. Thomas H,, iv, Ann, b. Oct. 4, 1795, d. July 7, 
1802; V. Ann Maria, b. Dec. 28, 1800, d. Sept. 28, 1816. 
V. William* Cox, — ^b. Oct. 26, 1763; d. Apr. 25, 1809; m. Mary 

, who died Dec. 29, 1856, aged 81 years; children: *. Wil- 

Uam {f), ii. John {f). Hi. Henry {?). 

vii. Sarah" Cox, — b. Jan. 2, 1768; m. John Davison, of Wall 
township; license, Apr. 13, 1794; probably his second wife, as John 
Davidson, Jr., who sold property in Middlesex Co., 1794, could not 
have been her son; children: i. Ann, b. about 1803, d. 1882, wife of 
Hon. A. O. S. Havens, who died 1854, — children, (i) Sarah Ann, 
(2) Emily Amanda, (3) John G. W., (4) Abraham C. B., (5) Ho- 
ratio Ely ; perhaps others, 
viii. Richard* Cox, — b. Feb. 11, 1770. 

ix. Ann* Cox, — (Nancy), b. Jan 21, 1772; d. Jan. 30, 1851 ; "re- 
markable for her good sense and Christian virtues," (Rev. S. J. 
Cox) ; unm. 

X. Joshua* Cox, — b. Mar. 4, 1774; d. Apr. 30, 1838; m. Lucretia 
Giberson, d. in the 62d year of her age ; both buried at Cream Ridge ; 
children : i. Sarah, ii. Harriet, Hi. Catharine. 

xi. Mary* Cox, — twin sister of Joshua ; m. Read. 

xii. Ruth* Cox, — ^b. May 16, 1776; d. Mar. 19, 1833. 
xiii. AcHSAH* Cox, — ^b. Oct. 23, 1778; d. Apr. 16, 1856 (1855). 
aged 76, 4, 20. 



vii. AsHER* Cox, (Phoenix*, Thomas^ (?), Thomas^ Thomas^, 

b. May 2, 1794; m. Jane ; children : i. Andrew W., b. Dec. 6, 

1819; ". Rebecca, b. May 12, 1821 ; Hi. Eliza H., b. Dec. 25, 1823; 
iv. Nancy M., b. July 25, 1825; v. Mary J., h. Apr. 14, 1826; vi. 
Harriet E,, b. July 13, 1828; vii, Aretas M., viii, George F., b. Aug. 
3» 1832 ; ix. Matilda C, x, Milton O. 

CHILDREN OF MERCY* COX AND EDWARD KELLY. 

i. John* Kelly, (Mercy* Cox, Thomas^ (?), Thomas^ Thom- 
as^),— b. Trenton, N. J., Jan. 20, 1787; d. Nov. 3, 1852; removed 
with his parents, to Saratoga Co., N. Y., 1793 ; lived at Charlton, 
afterwards at East Line; m. (i) Feb. 21, 1814, Mary Doolittle, b. 
Jan. 21, 1789, d. Dec. 25, 1825, and removed to Court House Hill, 
same county ; m. (2) July 27, 1826, Eurydice, daughter of Silas and 
Anna (White) Kingsley, b. Chester, Mass., Nov. 16, 1797, d. Feb. 
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James Henry, iv. Charlotte, b. Apr. i8, d. June i8, 1821; second 
marriage — v, Elizabeth A,, vi, John White, vii. Harriet Ann, znii. 
Henry A., b. Sept. 22, 1832, d. June 4, 1834; ix. Caroline, x. Emme- 
line. 

ii. Hannah*^ Kelly, — ^unm. ; buried at Qifton Park, N. Y. 

iii, Edward W.** Kelly, — b. 1793; unm. 

iv. Samuel*^ Kelly, — m. Amanda Faxon ; buried at Qifton Park, 
N. Y. ; two children, d. young. 

children of JOHN* COX AND MARIA SCHENCK. 

i. Sarah" Cox, (John*, Samuel* (?), John*, Thomas^), — b. 
Penn's Neck, West Windsor township, Middlesex, now Mercer Co., 
N. J., 1770; d. 1802; m. Samuel, son of Daniel Clark, d. 1819, aged 
47; license. Mar. 11, 1795; (After her death, he m. Phoebe, daughter 
of John Howell, by whom he had three daughters, Sarah, Letitia, 
and Elizabeth). Children: i, William, ii. Daniel, Hi. Samuel, iv. 
John. 

iv. Albert Schenck* Cox, — b. Dec. 23, 1780; d. Jan. 2, 1853; 
m. Margaret, daughter of Abraham and Sarah (Stout) Runkle, b. 
June 7, 1785, d. Mar. 22, 1869. The Runkles lived in Hunterdon 
Co., near the present village of Annandale. After his marriage, he 
lived for some years in Somerville; in 1813, bought of Daniel Doty, 
46y2 acres of land, known as the old parsonage lot, a part of which 
is now occupied by the N. J. Central R. R. station ; sold the property, 
ten years later, to Col. Isaac Southard and bought 150 acres, else- 
where, in Bridgewater Township, which he also sold, soon after; 
removed to the neighborhood of Flemington ; bought a large farm to 
the west of that village, where the remainder of his life was spent; 
elected, Overseer of Roads, for Raritan Township, Hunterdon Co., 
Apr. 9, 1838, at the first meeting held after the organization of the 
township; buried with his wife in the Presbyterian graveyard at 
Flemington; children: i. Abraham Runkle, ii. Dickinson Miller, Hi. 
Peter Schenck, iv. Sarah M. 

V. Robert*^ Cox, — ^b. about 1782; d. 1850; m. Apr. 11, 181 1, Mag- 
dalen Van Middleswert ; after his father's death, in 1809, remained, 
with his brother, Gideon, a tenant on the farm, until 181 2, when the 
property was sold to them by the trustees of the estate ; name ap- 
pears on records of the First Reformed (Dutch) Church of Raritan 
(Somerville), in connection with the baptism of his children; he 
himself, "unbaptized," a circumstance which appears to indicate that 
he had been brought up in the Baptist faith, as were most of the 
early members of the Cox family of Monmouth Co., to which he un- 
doubtedly belonged; children: i. Maria, ii. Jane, Hi. Garret Pro- 
basco, iv. Tunis V. M. 

vi. Gideon" Cox, — b. about 1784; remained with his brother, Rob- 
ert, on his father's farm, after his death, and became, with Robert, a 
joint purchaser of the property in 1812; was living in the neighbor- 
hood of North Branch, N. J., about 1856. 

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bought. May 18, 1812, of Matthias Ten Eyck, 125 acres of land on 
the North Branch of the Raritan River, for $3,434.50; removed to 
LeRoy, Genesee Co., N. Y., where he was Hving in 1817. 

viii. Hetty* Cox, — ^m. Charrick Rosenkrantz, Apr. 19, 1810. 
(Somerset Co. Mar. Records.) 

CHILDREN OF NATHANltX* COX AND MARY (EVANS ?) 

i. Meribah* Cox, (Nathaniel,* James,' James,^ Thomas^), — ^b. 
Upper Freehold, Jan. 11, 1773; conveyed property, Jan. 21, 1801, to 
Nathaniel Cox, her brother, son of Nathaniel Cox, of Upper Free- 
hold, deceased. 

ii. Letitia*^ Cox, — b. July 20, 1775; m. Richard Mason; both 
names appear in the above named conveyance. 

iii. Nathaniel' Cox, — ^b. Jan. 21, 1778; d. about 1814; estate 
inventoried at $2,880.93, May 25, 1814, by Thomas Cox and William 
Andrews, appraisers. The following names, among others, appear 
in the inventory: William Cox, deceased, William Cox, Corner, 
(Cox's Comer), James Cox, mill-wright, Joshua Cox, James N. 
Cox, Richard Cox, Elizabeth Cox, John Cox, and Joseph Taylor; 
m. Mary Andrese ( ?) ; [Nathaniel Cox m. (i) Mary Andrese 
(Andrews) ; license, June 25, 1801 — Middlesex Co. Records] ; chil- 
dren: i. Nathaniel, ii. Ann (F), iii, Almira, iv. Mary {?), v. John, 
in, Elisabeth, the latter, perhaps, by a former wife. 



In a decree in Chancery, Oct. 14, 1825, Nathaniel Cox, Almira 
Cox, wife of George Applegate, Mary Cox, John Cox, Ann Cox, 
are mentioned among the heirs of Nathaniel Cox; also, Elizabeth 
Davison and Deborah Davison, all of whom, with the exception of 
Nathaniel and Ann, are described as infants. It is known that Na- 
thaniel* Cox had three daughters of whom Almira was one. The 
other two were probably, Ann and Mary, mentioned in the decree. 
He is also said to have had a daughter, Elizabeth, who may have 
been the mother of Elizabeth and Deborah Davison. 

iv. Ann* Cox, — b. July 29, 1780; m. James Snedeker, of Middle- 
sex Co.; license, Oct. 14, 1798. It was she who made the brown 
sampler, with the family record wrought in needle work. (See, p. 
165) ; children : i. Hannah, ii, John Ely, iii, Alexander, iv, Edwin, v. 
a daughter, m. Conover; vi, James, vii. Rachel, viii, Florence Em- 
bley, and three others. 

CHILDREN OF CATHARINE* COX AND BENJAMIN LOXLEY. 

iii. Jane* Loxley, (Catharine* Cox, John^, John^ Thomas^), — 
b. 1765; d. 1847; m. i790» Samuel Qark, b. 1756, d. 1824; a wealthy 
shipping merchant, of Philadelphia. 

vii. Elizabeth* Loxley, — b. 1770; d. 1863; m. Captain Lloyd 
Jones, who commanded a ship belonging to his brother-in-law and 
his brother, Clark and Jones, until he was able to obtain a vessel of 
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Congress, from Philadelphia, and Secretary of the Navy, under 
Madison. Through his influence, Captain Jones was appointed to 
the command of the vessel which conveyed the American Commis- 
sioners, first to St. Petersburg, and then to Ghent, to negotiate the 
treaty of peace with Great Britain, in 1814. His health was under- 
mined by exposure, during a winter cruise in the Baltic. He died in 
Philadelphia; his remains, deposited in the Loxley family vault. 

viii. Ann Loxley, — ^b. 1775; d. 1849; ^ devoted and zealous 
member of the Baptist Church; m. 1796, Rev. Morgan John Rhees, 
b. 1760, d. 1804, a Baptist minister from Wales and a man of very 
considerable intellectual ability. He was at the head of an unfortu- 
nate land speculation in Cambria Co., Pa., so called from Cambria, 
the ancient name of Wales, his native land. He afterwards removed 
to Somerset Co., Pa., where he held the office of Prothonotary, and 
there died. She afterwards returned to Philadelphia, and lived until 
her death in Loxley's Court ; children : t. John Loxley, iu Benjamin 
Rush, M. D., Hi. Morgan John, iv. Elizabeth Jones, v, Mary Ann, zi. 
William /. ( ?) 

ix. Catharine' Loxley, — b. about 1777; d. 1810; m. John 
Smith. 

x. George V.*^ Loxley, — ^b. 1778; d. 1865 ; m. Ann Taylor, a fav- 
orite cousin of Mrs. Gen. James Cox ; children : t. Benjamin, a Bap- 
tist minister, and three others. 

children of JAMES* COX AND ELIZABETH COX. 

i. Joshua*^ Cox, (James,* John,* James,* Thomas^), — ^b. Upper 
Freehold, Jan. 15, 1770; d. Mar. 18, 1855 ; m. Ann, or Nancy Mounce 
(Mount), b. Jan. 15, 1775, d. Dec. 6, 1865; mentioned in a deed of 
conveyance, to which he was a party. Upper Freehold, May 10, 
1806, as one of the heirs of James Cox, deceased ; removed to Qer- 
mont Co., O. ; from the time of his removal, until near 1840, was 
land agent and chief adviser to Gen. James Taylor, (brother of Gen. 
Zachary Taylor), whose hearquarters were at Newport, Ky. ; chil- 
dren: i, Samuel^ ii. Betsey, Hi, Patience, m. Barber; ft'. 

James, v. William, vi. Ann, m. William Raussey, vii. John, and two 
others who died young. 

ii. Abel^ Cox, — mentioned in deed above referred to, which he 
signed for himself and as guardian for the two orphan children of 
his brother, Benjamin ; conveyed property in Upper Freehold, Apr. 
I, 1809, which he had inherited from his grandfather, John Cox; 
named also in deed given by his mother, Elizabeth Cox, Oct. 3, 1811, 
to S. G. Wright, for property in Upper Freehold; m. ; re- 
moved to Batavia, Clermont Co., O., where he died; children: i, 
James, m. and had a daughter who died unmarried. 

iii. Benjamin*^ Cox, — ^referred to, as deceased, in deed of May 
10, 1806; not mentioned in will of his grandfather, John Cox, 1786; 
m. ; children : i. Gilbert, ii. Maryan. 

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V. *Charles* Cox, — ^b. Upper Freehold; named in deed, 1806, 
together with wife, Elizabeth, and minor children, John and Eliza 

bcth; went south; m. Elizabeth ; children: i. John, tt. Eliea- 

beth, fit. Virginia, iv, Henry, v. Frank. 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM* COX AND , HIS SECOND WIFE. 

i. Henry T.* Cox, (William*, John', James*, Thomas^), — b. Mar. 
30, 1813 ; removed to Mercer county ; elected Sheriff of the County 
in 1867; d. Trenton, N. J., Feb. 23, 1886; buried at Cream Ridge; 
unm. 

ii. John C Cox, — ^b. 1816; Sheriff of Monmouth County, 1850; 
removed to Trenton, where he died in 1865 ; buried at Cream Ridge ; 
his epitaph describes him as "a citizen highly esteemed, filling offices 
of public trust and responsibility to the satisfaction of his constitu- 
ents;" unm. 

CHILDREN OF CATHARINE* COX AND THOMAS VAN KIRK. 

i. William*^ Van Kirk, (Catharine* Cox, Joseph,' James,* 
Thomas\), — b. Oct. 26, 1761 ; baptized, Nov. 22; visited Upper Free- 
hold, after the death of his grandfather, Joseph' Cox, to receive his 
I^cy ; appeared to be a man of piety, intelligence and wealth. 

ii. Mary Van' Kirk, — ^baptized, June 19, 1763; m. Hon. John 
ilcLcan, a member of the N. Y. Legislature. 

iii. Ann Van' Kirk, — ^believed to have been a twin sister of 
Mary. 

CHILDREN OF ANN* COX AND JOHN HENDRICKSON. 

i. Mary' Hendrickson, (Ann* Cox, Joseph,' James,* Thomas^), 
— m, Pew ; lived in N. Y. State. 

CHILDREN OF ASHER* COX AND REBECCA HOLMES. 

i. Hon. Samuel' Cox, (Asher*, Joseph', James', Thomas^), — ^b. 
about 1769; d. a few years prior to 1848, at an advanced age; a 
hatter by trade ; removed to Kentucky ; was several times elected to 
the Legislature; a respectable and religious man; the most promi- 
nent of the family. 

ii. Aaron* Cox, — ^b. 1774; d. 1814; one of the executors of his 
father's will, 1811. 

Hi. Asher' Cox, — ^living in 181 1. 

iv. Hannah' Cox, — m. probably, Thomas Britton, who was a 
son-in-law of Asher Cox and one of his executors. 

V. Mary* Cox, — m. Samuel Imlay ( ?) ; Samuel and Mary Imlay, 
witnesses of the will of Asher Cox. 

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vi. Catharine*^ Cox, — m. (?) Peter G. Hendrickson, a cooper 
by trade, living in Upper Freehold, 
vii. Amy*^ Cox, — ^youngest daughter; unm., 1811. 

CHILDREN OF JOSEPH* COX AND CHARITY FORMAN. 

i. Joseph* Cox, (Joseph*, Joseph*, James^, Thomas^), — ^b. about 
1776; d. when a young man. 

ii. Charity" Cox, — ^b. about 1777; mentioned in the will of her 
grandfather, Joseph* Cox, Jan. 28, 1786; m. Joseph Cook; lived 
near Long Branch, N. J. 

CHILDREN OF SAMUEL* COX AND PRISCILLA HOLMES. 

i. Enoch*^ Cox, (Samuel*, Joseph*, James*, Thomas^), — ^b. about 
1776; died a young man in Augusta, Georgia. 

ii. Jane* Cox, — ^b. about 1778; an estimable woman: for many 
years a member of the Baptist Church ; in her youth celebrated for 
her beauty, much resembling her grandmother Cox ; m. Hon. James 
J. Wilson, editor for many years of "The True American," of Tren- 
ton, a man of extraordinary talents and of wide political influence. 
He held, in succession, the offices of Surrogate, Clerk of the Assem- 
bly, member of the Assembly, Adjutant General of the State, and 
United States Senator from New Jersey. At the time of his death 
he was Postmaster of Trenton. A strong attachment, social and po- 
litical, existed between him and Gen. James Cox, whose sons, Sam- 
uel and Ezekiel, were placed with him to learn the printing business 
and lived, for a time, in his family. He died poor, but his chil- 
dren, of whom there were several, appear to have inherited his 
ability, and are said to have been highly intelligent. 

iii. Mary" Cox, — ^though less beautiful than her sister, she was 
more intellectual; a woman of many virtues and of deep religious 
experience. She married Rev. Edward Welch, who afterwards be- 
came a Baptist minister, and died in Trumbull County, Ohio, be- 
fore 1848, leaving a family of children. 

iv. Hannah" Cox^ — unm. ; was living with her sister, Mrs. Wil- 
son, in 1849 f ^ong a member of the Methodist Church. 

CHILDREN OF GEN. JAMES* COX AND ANN POTTS. 

i. William** Cox, (James*, Joseph', James*, Thomas^), — b. Mar. 
27, 1777; d. July 28, 1803; m. (?) Sarah Potts; daughter, Virginia; 
m. William Marston. 

ii. Joseph Potts** Cox, — ^b. Sept. 28, 1778, d. July 25, 1830; m* 
Deborah, daughter of Richard and Mehitable (Taylor) Kinnan and 
niece of Mrs. Thomas (Taylor) Cox; marriage license, Jan. 9^ i8oo» 
gives his residence as Middlesex Co. ; afterwards removed to Hamil- 
ton Co., Ohio; children: i. Mary, b. Nov. 10, 1800; ii. fames, b. 
Sept. 26, 1802; Hi. Joseph Bloomfield, b. Sept. 6, 1804; iv. Ann, b. 
Dec. 26, 1806. 

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only child of James and Mary (Rogers) Lawrence, and a cousin of 
Captain James Lawrence, of the United States Navy, whose dying 
words, "Don't give up the Ship," uttered as he was borne from the 
deck of the Chesapeake, have become immortal. The marriage cer- 
emony was performed by the Rev. John Boggs, on the evening of 
January 14, 1807. His widow survived him for many years, and 
died June 3, 1861, in the 76th year of her age. Children: i. James 
Lawrence, ii. George Willocks, Hi. Mary Lawrence, iv, Ann Potts, 
V. Lewis, vi, Benjamin Yard, vii, William, b. Sept. 5, d. Sept. 14, 
1822: vii. Samuel /., b. Aug. 3, 1823, d. Nov. 18, 1841. 

iv. James* Cox, Jr., — ^b. Jan. 27, 1782; d. Jan. 22, 1808; m. (?) 
Eliza , b. 1796, d. 1824. 

v. Amy* Cox, — ^b. 1783; d. Mar. 29, 1830; m. Jacob Vanderveer, 
of Mount Holly, N. J. 

vi. Mary *Cox, — ^twin sister of Amy; m. Rev. David Bateman, a 
Baptist minister, of Hunterdon County ; children : i. Emma V., who 

went to Ohio; m. Cary, and had one child, Edward R. 

Can-, m. and d. in Des Moines, Iowa ; no children. 

vii. Thomas* Cox, — ^b. July 8, 1787; d. Dec. 21, 1813. 

viii. Rev. Samuel Jones* Cox, — ^b. Nov. 2, 1789; d. Zanesville, 
Ohio, Aug. 23, 1870 ; was employed for a time when a young man 
in the office of "The True American," in Trenton, making his home 
with the editor, Hon. James J. Wilson, who had married his cousin, 
a daughter of Samuel Cox, his father's brother. He afterwards 
became a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church and belonged 
to the Philadelphia Conference. In 1848 he wrote a clear and suc- 
cinct history of the Cox family, of Monmouth County, the manu- 
script of which has been preserved and copied, although it has never 
been put in type. Much of the information set forth in this volume 
has been derived from that source; m. Hannah Lodge; children: 
i. Lavinia, ii. a child, name not given; had a grandchild of the 
name of Parrish. 

be. David Jones* Cox, — b. July 28, 1792; d. Aug. 20, 1827, at 
Shelbyville, Indiana. 

X. Jonathan** Cox, — ^twin brother of David Jones Cox ; d. Sepi , 
1818, at St. Charles, Missouri. 

xi. Hon. Ezekiel Tatlor** Cox, — ^b. May 25, 1795 ; d. May 18, 
1873. With his brother Samuel he was sent to Trenton at an early 
age to learn the printing business, and acquired a valuable experi- 
ence through his association with Hon. James J. Wilson, editor of 
*The True American," and for many years a prominent figure in 
the political world. His business aptitude, together with his studi- 
ous habits and strict probity, commended him to Mr. Wilson, who 
rewarded him by giving him an interest in his paper. Later he was 
appointed by the Legislature, State Printer of New Jersey. He re- 
moved subsequently to Ohio, at that time one of the frontier States, 
settled at Zanesville and became editor and publisher of "The Mus- 
kingum Messenger," an influential Jacksonian organ. For many 
years he was active and prominent in public affairs, serving success- 
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ively as Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, Qerk of the Su- 
preme Court and Recorder of Muskingum County. In 183 1 he was 
elected to the State Senate and during his term was instrumental 
in securing an appropriation for sladk water navigation between 
Zanesville and Dresden. In 1833 he established the first steam 
paper mill west of the Alleghanies. Some years later he was ap- 
pointed United States Marshal, an office which involved much dis- 
agreeable experience in connection with the execution of the slave 
laws. Although opposed to slavery, he did not shrink from the 
duty of arresting a runaway, in spite of angry threats and at the 
risk of his life. In consequence of this he was expelled from the 
Market Street Baptist Church, of which he was, at the time, a 
deacon. For a few years, in his later life, he was engaged in busi- 
ness in Washington, but returned to Ohio, where, on April 8, 1872, 
he celebrated the 50th anniversary of his marriage to Maria Matilda, 
daughter of Judge Samuel Sullivan and Mary Freeman. She was 
a woman of strong character, loved and honored by all who knew 
her, and with a reputation for quick wit and repartee. She sur- 
vived her husband for twelve years and died April 3, 1885, ^tt the 
age of 84; children: ». Thomas Jefferson, «. Samuel Sullivan, Hi. 

Lavinia, m. Sedgwick; iv. Eliza, v. Alexander, a lawyer of 

some note ; vi. Maria Matilda, m. Van Rensselaer ; vii. Eze- 

kiel Taylor, viii. Angelina, ix. Edwin, x, Augustus, xi. Elizabeth 
Miles, xii. Mary Sullivan, xiii. a child. 

xii. Rev. Morgan Rhees* Cox, — ^b. Nov 27, 1798; d. Jan. 11, 
1881. In early life he worked at a trade in Philadelphia ; in 1822, m. 
Mary, daughter of Jonathan Rittenhouse and Delilah Bray, a daugh- 
ter of Gen. Daniel Bray, of Hunterdon County, N. J. ; ordained to 
the Baptist ministry in 1827 and became pastor of the church at 
Mount Bethel, Somerset County, where he remained until 1848; 
served Baptist Churches in Cape May and Middlesex Counties, and 
in i860, on account of failing health, retired from the active min- 
istry and removed to Sandy Ridge, Hunterdon County, where he 
died; children: i. Ann, ii. Mary Elizabeth, b. 1835, d. 1901, unm. ; 
til. James Morgan 

xiii. Horatio Jones*^ Cox, — b. Aug. 14, 1801 ; d. Mar. 6, 1883; 
removed to Ohio; became Auditor of the State; lived for many 
years at Columbus, where he died; m. Ann Chambers, b. 1805, <L 
May 16, 1883 1 children : i. Edward, ii. Julia, Hi. David, iv. Charles 
Chambers, v. Horatio, vi. Cora. 

CHILDREN OF EZEKIEL* COX AND RACHEL SEXTON. 

i. Mary* Cox, (Ezekiel*, Joseph", James*, Thomas^), — ^unm.; 
lived with her sister, Catharine in 1848. 

ii. Rp-BECCA*^ Cox, d. before 1848, unm. 

iii. Catharine* Cox, m. Rev, George J, Miles. 

iv. Ann" Cox, m. Beatty ; children : i. Henry, ii, Albert, 

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Thomas* Cox, of Readington, N. J., (Joseph*, Thomas', Joseph*, 
Thomas^), — only child of Joseph and Sarah Cox; b. in the town 
of Readington, Hunterdon Co., N. J., Feb. 28, 1765 ; d. June, 1805, 
according to Ihe family record, May 13, 1805, according to a state- 
ment which appears in the inventory of his personal estate, on file at 
Trenton. His farm was on the county line between Hunterdon and 
Somerset, and about midway between the villages of White House 
and North Branch. At the time of his death it included a number 
of acres in Somerset County which he acquired by deed from Nich- 
olas Stillwell and Catharine, his wife, Apr. 30, 1802. He married, 
Oct. 26, 1788, Sarah, eldest child of John Bray and Susannah Bray, 
who were own cousins. His grandmother, Susanna, was a sister of 
Daniel Bray, afterwards Brigadier General of the New Jersey Mili- 
tia, the young officer who was commissioned by Washington to 
gather the boats with which he made his famous crossing of the 
Delaware on the night of December 25, 1776, a trust which he ful- 
filled greatly to his own credit and to the satisfaction of his chief. 
Notwithstanding that Thomas Cox was an only child, and the chief 
beneficiary of his father's will, he appears to have died compara- 
tively poor. No record has been found to indicate that he ever 
came into possession of the property devised to him either in Read- 
ington or Upper Freehold. His wife, who was born April 6, 1763, 
died July 13, 1850, and was buried at Clinton, N. J.; children: 
I. Susannah, it. Joseph, Hi. John Bray, iv. a son, still-bom ; v. James 
Bray. 

CHILDREN OF DEBORAH* COX AND THOMAS MC CURTAIN. 

i. Marianne* McCurtain, (Deborah* Cox, Thomas', Joseph*, 
Thomas^, — b. Mount Holly, about 1779; d. 1835. On the death of 
her parents she was placed under the guardianship of Owen Flani- 
gan, a New York merchant, to whom she was married, July 20, 
1794. In 1795, they lived at 25 Greenwich St., New York; children: 
1. Catharine, ii. Marianne, Hi. James, iv. Theresa. 

ii. James Alexander" McCurtain, b. Springfield, Burlington 
Co., N. J., June 30, 1780; d. on his passage from Jamaica, W. I., 
June 6, 1798. 

iii. Anne* McCurtain,— b. 1781 ; d. 1783. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

CHILDREN OF CHLOE' COX AND JUDGE JOHN TAYLOR. 

i. Joseph^ Taylor, (Chloe* Cox, Richard*, Thomas*. Thomas*, 
Thomas*), — b. 1775; d. 1829; was Superintendent of the Dead Let- 
ter Office ; m. Mary Henry ; children : i. Mary Jane, ii. John Cox. 

ii. Richard* Tayix)R, — b.1777; d. 1847; farmer; m. (i) 

Hawley, (2) Holmes, (3) Sophia Wright, (4) Mrs. Phoebe 

Qark; children: first marriage, *. Arison Hawley; second marriage, 
ii. Obadiah, died young; third marriage, iii. John Wright, iv. Chloe 
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iii. William® Taylor^ — b. 1779; d. 1836; farmer, Justice of the 
Peace, Freeholder, Elder in the Presbyterian Church ; m. Lucy Har- 
ger ; children : u James Edwin, it. William Lorenzo, iii, Eber Lean- 
der, iv. Ann Elizabeth, v, Sarah Sophia, vi. John, tni. Elisha, viii, 
Samuel, ix, David, x, Richard, xi. Josiah, xii. Lydia Lucy Jane, xiiL 
Joseph Elliott, 

iv. Edward® Taylor,— b. 1781 ; d. Gloverville, N. Y., 1866; 
farmer ; an officer in the War of 1812 ; m. Eunice Curtis ; children : 
i. John Orville, ii. Ann Maria, iii. Luzern Curtis, iv, Phebe Eliza, v. 
Elisha Cox, vi, WUliam Andrew, vii, Jane Caroline, viii. Eunice 
Clara, ix, Sarah Elizabeth, x. Susan Patience. 

V. Hon. John W.® Taylor, — ^b. 1784; d. 1866; graduated Union 
College 1803 ; valedictorian of his class ; organized the Ballston Cen- 
ter Academy, where he taught for a time ; admitted to the bar 1807 ; 
married Jane Hodge, of Albany, a woman of rare beauty and at- 
tractiveness and of many virtues, who died, 1838; member of the 
New York Legislature, 181 1 and 1812; came into prominence as a 
vigorous supporter of the War of 1812 ; elected to Congress, 1813 ; 
served continuously in that body for twenty years ; Speaker of the 
House in the sixteenth and again in the nineteenth Congress ; on the 
admission of Missouri made the first speech ever delivered in Con- 
gress squarely opposing slavery; an orator of national reputation, 
ranking with Webster, Clay and Everett, who were his contempora- 
ries; a statesman of high rank whose counsels were often sought by 
Presidents Madison, Monroe and John Quincy Adams; elected to 
the New York State Senate, 1840, and resigned the following year. 
Ill health compelled his retirement from public life; lived, during 
his later years, with his eldest daughter and her husband, WiUiara 
D. Beattie, of Cleveland, Ohio, by whom he was tenderly cared for 
until his death. During his residence at Ballston he was a vestry- 
man of the Episcopal Church; buried at Ballston Spa, where the 
greater part of his life was spent ; children : *. Sarah Jane, ii, James 
Hodge, iii. Elizabeth Ann, iv. Malvifia, v, John William, vi, Charles 
Edward, vii, Oscar, viii, Edgar; all born in Saratoga Co., N. Y. 

vii. EuzABETH® Taylor, sometimes called "Betsey," — b. 1788; 

m. Seeley ; living with her son, Rev. John F. Seeley, D. D., 

a Baptist clergyman, near Rochester, N. Y., 1886. 

viii. Sally® Taylor, — b. 1792; m. ; living with her daugh- 
ter, at Wilson, N. Y., 1886. 

CHILDREN OF REBECCA** COX AND REV. JOHN PITMAN. 

i. Rebecca Cox** Pitman, (Rebecca" Cox, Richard*, Thomas*, 

Thomas^ Thomas^,— b. Sept. (or Oct.) 21, 1779; m. Clark; 

had daughter, Mary, mentioned in will of Mrs. Richard Cox, 1820. 

ii. Judge John® Pitman, Jr., — m. at Providence, R. I., Oct. 22, 
1812, Mary Talbot, of Salem, Mass., Rev. Dr. Gano officiating; 
founder of the Providence Athanaeum; Judge of U. S. District 
Court of Rhode Island for forty-six years; children: i. Harriet, ii. 
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CHILDREN OF MAJOR RICHARD* COX AND JANE ROSS. 

i. Kitty Vaughan* Cox, (Richard", Richard*, Thomas-, 
Thomas,* Thomas*), — second wife of Samuel Allen, a Philadelphia 
merchant; children: i. Maria Louise, ii. Richard Cox, b. 1802, d. 
1858; m. Samuel, b. 1804; iv. William, b. 1809, d. 1830; v, Edward, 
b. 181 1, d. 1838; vi. Catharine, vii. Chamless, b. 1814, d. 1816; viii. 
Jane Ross, 

ii. Rebecca P.® Cox, — m. Charles Shreve, of Mount Holly, a son 

of her father's business partner; children: i, Rebecca, m. 

McHenry, of N. J. 

iii. Marian Hannah* Cox, m. Rev. William Holland Wilmer, 
D. D., a prominent clergyman of the Episcopal Church ; b. Oct. 29, 
1782; d. July 24, 1827. President of William and Mary College, 
Virginia, at the time of his death ; children : i, Marian Hannah, ii. 
IV. P., iii. Joseph Pere Bell, iv. Jane E., v. Richard Hooker, vi. 
Maria, vii'. George T., viii. Maria. 

iv. Eliza H.** Cox, — unm. 

ii. Achsah* Mount, (Rebecca" Cox, Thomas*, Thomas' 
Thomas^ Thomas*), — b. Feb. 2, 1780; d. Oct. 13, 1846; m. John J. 
Ely : children : i. Ann, ii. Joshua, b. Mar. 23, 1804, d. June 12, 1828 ; 
lit. William M., b. Feb. 18, d. Oct. 7, 1806; iv. Rebecca M., b. Feb. 
26, 1808, d. Sept. 14, 1859; m. (i) John Conover, (2) Peter Con- 
over; v. William M., b. Apr. 17, 1810; vi. Horatio, vii. Joseph, viii. 
John W., b. Apr. 18, 1818, d. July 8, 1887 ; ix. Henry D., b. Aug. 29, 
1820, d. Sept. 6, 1873 ♦ ^- Thomas C., b. Dec. 22, 1822, d. Nov. 20, 
1893; xi. Addie, b. Apr. 8, 1825, d. Oct. 15, 1849; all of Monmouth 
County. 

iii. Thomas H.* Cox, (Thomas*, Thomas*, Thomas', Thomas*, 
Thomas^), — ^b. Mar. 5, 1791 ; d. Jan. 16, 1834; the sixth Thomas in 
direct succession from Thomas Cox and Elizabeth Blashford, and 
the last, in the male line, of this branch of the family ; m. Leah Ap- 
plegate, b. Apr. 29, 1794; d. Jan. 27, 1874; children: i. Maria Lou- 
ise, d. Sept. 19, 1815 ; ii. Sarah Ann Higbee, iii. Elizabeth Hunt, iv. 
Maria, d. June 11, 1821, aged 5 months, 16 days; vi. Maria Louise. 

CHILDREN OF JOSHUA* COX AND LUCRETIA GIBERSON. 

i. Sarah* Cox, (Joshua®, Thomas*, Thomas'*, Thomas", 
Thomas*), — ^b. June 4, 1804; d. Apr. 28, 1834; m. Joshua Norton; 
children: i. Mary Ann, b. Oct. 10, 1825, d. Hightstown, N. J., 191 1 ; 

m, Wycicoff ; ii. Harriet C., b. July 25, d. Aug. 19, 1827; iii. 

Joshua C, b. May 9, 1830, d. Apr. 16. 1882; m. : iv. John, b 

Dec. 25, 1831, d. Dec. 13, 1896. 

ii. Harriet* Cox, — b. May 17, 1809: d. Mar. 31, 1861 ; m. Peter 
Wyckoff; b. 1805, d. 1854; children: i. Charles, ii. William, Hi. 
Peter, m. Elizabeth Hankins, no issue ; iv. Emma. 

iii. Catharine^ Cox,— b. about 1813; d. May 16, 1876; m. Rev. 
William D. Hires, a Baptist minister; b. 1812, d. 1892; daughter, 
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vii. Aretas M." Cox, (Asher", Phoenix*, Thomas' (?), Thomas', 
Thomas^), — b. June 22, 1830; inherited his father's farm in Chaxl- 
ton, Saratoga Co., N. Y., which belonged originally to his grand- 
father, Phoenix, or Fenwick, Cox, and was living on it in 18^. 

ix. Matilda C.® Cox, — b. Nov. 30, 1835 »' "^^ni. ; living at Galway, 
Saratoga Co., N. Y., in 1910; most of the information here given 
regarding the family of Asher Cox furnished by her. 

X. Milton O.® Cox, — b. Apr. 30, 1838 ; living at Galway, N. Y-, 
1910. 

children of JOHN* KELLY AND MARY DOOLITTLE. 

i. Mary Jane** Kelly, (John*, Mercy* Cox, Thomas" ( ?), Thom- 
as", Thomas^), — b. Jan. 4, 1815; d. Mar. 24, 1889; "^- Nov. 7, 1837, 
William Henry Middlebrook, b. Feb. 19, 1814, d. Nov. 16, 1879; 
children : i. John William, ii. John William, Hi. Mary Elizabeth, 

ii. Lorenzo* Kelly, — b. Feb. 5, 1817; d. Rochester, N. Y., Apr. 
II, 1892; in business at Ballston Spa, N. Y., about 1837-41 ; re- 
moved to Rochester, 1841 ; there engaged in various business enter- 
nrises; a member of the firm of Curtis, Morris & Co., publishers 
of "The Union and Advertiser," 1864- 1888; a member, and, for a 
time. President, of the Board of Education; member of several 
Masonic bodies ; Vestryman St. Luke's Church ; m. at Ballston Spa, 
Nov. 10, 1841, Sarah Maria Westcott, b. July 27, 1818, d. Niagara 
Falls, N. Y., Apr. 10, 1906 ; children : i. Howard Lorenzo, ii, James 
Henry, Hi. Mary Westcot, iv. John Edward, b. July 19, 1857, d. July 
15, 1896; unm. 

iii. James Henry* Kelly, — ^b. Feb. 18, 1819; d. Jan. 2, 1900; m., 
Rochester, Feb. 13, 1844, Helen Augusta Peacock, b. 1827, d. I9cx>; 
children : i. Francis Lorenzo, ii. Mary Elizabeth, iii. James Henry, iv. 
Harriet Louise, v. Mortimer Hildreth, vi. Henry Ward. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN** KELLY AND EURYDICE KINGSLEY. 

V. Elizabeth A.® Kelly, — b. Aug. 11, 1827; m. Apr. 18, 1849, 
Joseph B. Parish, of Quincy, 111. ; children : i. Hattie K., d. Oct. 14, 
1890, m. Gen. M. M. Bane, lived in Salt Lake City and Washing- 
ton, D. C, two children: ii. Elizabeth, b. before 1890; iii. Carrie, d., 
Quincy, 111., Apr., 1886. 

vi. John White® Kelly, — b. Aug. 18, 1829; d., Utica N. Y., 
Mar., 1898 ; m. Nov. 4, 1850, Sarah E., daughter of Daniel K. and 
Catharine Green, of Rochester ; a telegraph operator, one of the first 
to receive messages by sound. 

vii. Harriet Ann* Kelly, — b. Sept. 22, 1832; m. (i) Nov. 29, 
1858, Henry Nichols, d. 1868; (2) June 25, 1874, Isaac G. Boyce; 
no issue. 

ix. Caroline® Kelly, — ^b. Oct. 5, 1836 : d. Jan. 29, 1863 ; m. May 
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X. Emmeline* Kelly, — b. Oct. 5, 1836; m. Nov. 29, 1858, 
Frank D. Wheeler, Jr. ; living, 1908 ; son, Harry. 

CHILDREN OF ALBERT SCHENCK' COX AND MARGARET RUNKLE. 

i. Abraham Runkle® Cox, (Albert S.', John*, Samuel*(?), John*, 
Thomas^), — b. Somerville, N. J., June 26, 1818; d. Feb. 4, 1900; m. 
Apr. 3, i&^5, Caroline E. Kohl, b. Aug. 30, 1825, d. Dec. 28, 1892; 
children: i. Anna Margaret, b. Mar. 17, 1846, d. June 10, 185 1; ii. 
Elizabeth, b. Apr. 18, 1852, d. Aug. 9, 1888, m. E. Channing Potts, 
had son Robert F. ; Hi, Abraham Runkle, b. Oct. 10, 1859, d. Dec. 10, 
1894; m. Edith H. Riehel, children: (i) Caroline Bessie, (2) Abra- 
ham Runkle. 

ii. Dickinson Miller* Cox^ — b. Oct. 9, 1821; d. Mar. 28, 1895; 
farmer; lived at Flemington, N. J.; m. May i, 1856, Mary Sulli- 
van, b. Mar. 16, 1834, d. Oct. 6, 1888; no issue. 

ii. Peter Schenck* Cox^ — b. Somerville, Oct. 9, 1821 ; d. Flem- 
ington, Jan. 16, 1866; lived on part of the farm near Flemington 
previously owned by his father; m. (i) E. R. Farley; no issue; (2) 
Eliza L. Bellis, b. Sept. 2, 1835 ; children : i. Albert Schenck, ii. Wil- 
liam B. 

iv. Sarah M.* Cox, — ^b. 1823; d. June 9, 1888; buried at Flem- 
ington ; m. Dr. John D. Johnson, of Baltimore ; no issue. 

CHILDREN OF ROBERT* COX AND MAGDALEN VAN MIDDLESWERT. 

i. Maria* Cox, (Robert^ John*, Samuel^ (?), JohnS Thomas*), 
— ^b. about 1810; d. between 1870 and 1880; m. Van Qeef. 

ii. Jane® Cox, — ^b. about 1812; baptized Dec. 18, 1814; d. after 
1890; m. Isaac H. Hall, Nov. 2, 1833. 

iii. Garret Probasco® Cox, — b. 1816; bap. June i, 1817; d. 1859; 
immarried. 

iv. Tunis V. M.® Cox,— b., Readington, N. J., 1818 ; d. 1889 ; an 
influential farmer ; prominent in local affairs ; m. ( i ) Phebe Bro- 
kaw, b. 1821, d. 1870, (2) Catharine Wortman Kennedy; children: 
first marriage, t. Elisabeth, b. 1845; **. J^^^ ^v "♦• Sarah M., h. 
1850; iv. Martha J., b. 1852, d. 1878; v. Gretta, b. 1862. 

CHILDREN OF NATHANIEL' COX AND MARY ( ?) ANDREWS. 

i. Nathaniel® Cox, (Nathaniel^, Nathaniel* (?), James", 
James^ Thomas*), — b. May 7, 1803; d. Nov. 12, 1857; a charter 
member of the Universalist Church, Hightstown, N. J., 1839; "i- 
Feb. 2, 1825, Matilda, daughter of Samuel and Ann Fowler, Quak- 
ers, who died 1890, in the 90th year of her age, and was buried at 
Hightstown ; children : i. Mary Ann, b. 1825, d. 185 1 ; ii. Louisa, iii. 
George R., iv. Nathaniel A., t\ Matilda, b. 1832, d. 1858, unm. ; vi. 
Samuel, d. unm. ; vii. Elisabeth, m. William Hoffman ; all born at 
Manalapan, N. J. 
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plegate ; under age although married in 1825. After her deatli hoc 
husband married again and went west. 

V. John* Cox, under age, in 1825 ; died in Illinois. 

vi. Elizabeth* Cox, — a charter member of Universalist Church, 
Hightstown ; believed to have been a sister, or half-sister of Na- 
thaniel. 

CHILDREN OF ANN* COX AND JAMES SNEDEKER. 

i. Hannah* Snedeker, (Ann' Cox, Nathaniel*, James* (?), 

James*, Thomas^), — d. about 1853; m. Stout; had at least 

two daughters. 

ii. John Ely* Snedeker, — d. May 4, 1849; "^- Matilda Nesbit, b. 
1813; living with her son, Charles H., 1910; children: i. Alexander, 
b. July 28, 1834 ; it. Applebee Disbrough, b. Feb. 28, 1837 ; m. Mar- 

garet Ann, b. Apr. 5, 1838, m. Conover ; iv. Charles Haiver, 

V. Edwin Pitney, b. Nov. 5, 1843, d. ; tH, Oscar Pyatt, 

vi. James* Snedeker, — m. ; children: *. Emmeline, m. 

Jonathan Howland, a farmer, Adrian, Mich,; ii, Adaline, m. Reu- 
ben Sayre, a farmer, Adrain, Mich. ; Hi, Dwight, iv. Duanc. 

vii. Rachel* Snedeker,— -d. about 1859; m. John Van Liew, of 
New Brunswick, N. J. ; children : i. Maria, ii. Jeannette, Hi, James, 
iv, Howard. 

viii. Florence Embley* Snedeker, — b. July 12, 1817; d. 1864; 
m. James Wilson Collins, of New York ; children : 1. William Hor- 
ace, ii, John S., b. Nov. 27, 1837, died in infancy; Hi, Cordelia Lear, 
b. Oct. II, 1839, d. May 21, 1875, m. J. B. Stevens; iv, Laertes Lear, 
b. Sept. 25, 1845 J ^'- Ansanetta, vi, Edwin Brooks, ini. Augustus 
Watkins, b. Nov. 11, 1854, deceased, m. , had one son. 

children of ANN* LOXLEY AND REV. MORGAN JOHN RHEES. 

iii. Rev. Morgan John* Rhees, Jr., D. D., (Ann* Loxley, Cath- 
arine* Cox, John^, James^, Thomas^), — ^a prominent Baptist min- 
ister. 

iv. Elizabeth Jones* Rhees, — ^m. Rev. Nicholas Murray; chil- 
dren: i, Margaret /., ii. Rose. 

V. Mary Ann* Rhees, — m. Timothy Jackson, of Deckertown, 
now Sussex, N. J. ; children : i, Ann R., ii. Martha W., iii, James, iv. 
Jane C, m. Card. 

vi. ( ?) William J.* Rhees, — for many years prominently con- 
nected with the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D. C. ; children : 
i, a daughter, 

children of JOSHUA* COX AND NANCY MOUNCE (mOUNt). 

i. Samuel* Cox, (Joshua*, James*, John*, James^, Thomas^), — 
b. Upper Freehold : removed with his parents to Clermont Co., Ohio. 

ii. Betsy* Cox. — a babe in arms when her parents removed to 
Ohio; m. J. Smith. 

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Dec- 26, 1891 ; m. 1837, Ann^, daughter of Gilbert* Cox ; children : 
s. Anna Maria, it. Gilbert. 

CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN" COX AND . 



i. Gilbert* Cox, (Benjamin", James*, John*, James", Thomas^), 
Upper Freehold (?), N. J., Feb. 9, 1783; d. Nov. 22, 1868; an 
orphan, Apr. i, 1809; referred to in deed of that date; his uncle, 
Abel* Cox, named as his guardian ; removed to Franklin, and, later, 
to Jacksonborough, Butler Co., Ohio., where he bought a farm of 
100 acres and built a brick house ; a mason and bricklayer by trade ; 
a number of houses built by him still in excellent condition; m. 
Anna Craig; children: i. Lydia, b. Oct. 20, 1807, d. Aug. 15, 1808; 
it. Elizabeth, Hi, Ann, iv. Adaline Wilson, v. Maria Tapscott, vi. Wil- 
liam Craig, vii. Eleanor Thomas, viii, Ursula Craig, ix. Lydia Craig, 
jr. John James, xi. Letta Bennet, xii, Gilbert. 

ii. Maryan* Cox, — ^named, with her brother, Gilbert, in deed 
above referred to; perhaps identical with Mary Cox, known as Bet- 
sey, who married (i) Tapscott, (2) Holiday; lived 

at Franklin, Ohio; children: i. Eliza, ii Ann; both married. 



i. Virginia* Cox, (Williahi", James* (?), Joseph', James". 
Thomas^), — ^m. William Marston (See, Potts genealogy). * 

children of lewis* cox and ELIZABETH LAWRENCE. 

i. James Lawrence" Cox, (Lewis*, James*, Joseph', James', 
Ihomas^), — b. May 31, 1808; d. Sept. 18, 1887; a namesake of 
Capt. James Lawrence, of "Don't give up the ship" fame, who was 
his mother's cousin ; removed when a young man to Zanesville, Ohio, 
where he was engaged in business during the remainder of his life; 
m. (i) Mary Hazelet, (2), in 1841, Elizabeth Miles, of Milesburg, 
Pa., children : first marriage, i. Elizabeth, ii. Hazelet, b. 1838, d. 1861 ; 
second marriage. Hi. Mary, iv. Lewis, b. 1843, d. 1868, unm. ; v. 
George, b. 1844, d. 1866; vi. James, b. 1847, d. 1869; vii. Frank, b. 
1849, d. 1868; viii. Anna, b. 1851, d. 1868; ix. Benjamin, b. 1853, d. 
1872; X. Theodore, b. 1856, d. 1884; xi. Helen M. 

ii. George Willocks* Cox, — b. Jan. 12, 1810; d. Aug. 8, 1874; 
farmer; lived with his brother, Benjamin, on the old Lawrence 
property, in Upper Freehold, a farm of 300 acres, which was 
equally divided between them; m. (i) Francinka Hendrickson, b. 
1822, d. 1854, (2) Rebecca (Mount) Ely, a widow; children: first 
marriage, «. William Henry H., b. 1841, d. Aug. 17, 1859; ii. Eliza- 
beth Lawrence, b. 1843, d. Aug. 5, 1863 J *"• Eleanor Hendrickson, 
iv. Francinka, b. 1854, d. in infancy. 

iii. Mary Lawrence* Cox, b. Dec. 3, 181 1 ; d. Feb. 9, 1852; m. 
John Steward; children: t. Charlotte. 

iv. Ann Potts® Cox, — ^b. Dec. 25, 1813 ; d. Oct. 5, 1863 ; m. Na- 
thaniel Scudder Rue ; children : i. Elizabeth Lawrence, ii. Augustus, 
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vi. Lewis* Cox, b. Sept. lo, 1816; d. Jan. 12, 1875; removed to 
Zanesville, Ohio, and there engaged in business ; m. Eliza Hazelet ; 
children: i. Lewis, b. July 19, 1841, d. Apr, 191 1 ; funeral, Glencoe, 
111., Apr. 30 ; «, Edith, d. 1865 ; Hi, Ella, m. A. A. Clark, Des Moines, 
Iowa; iv. Mary, m. — . 

vi. Benjamin Yard* Cox, — b. Mar. i, 1820; d. Mar. 2, 1878; 
lived on the Lawrence farm at Upper Freehold, a part of which he 
had inherited ; children : i. Emma B., h, Aug. 30, 1856, d. Aug. 17, 
1864 ; n. Samuel J., b. Mar. 7, i860, d. Sept. 6, 1861 ; w. William £. 

CHILDREN OF HON. EZEKIEL TAYLOR' COX AND MARIA M. SULLIVAN. 

i. Thomas Jefferson® Cox, (Ezekiel T.*, James*, Joseph®,. 
James^, Thomas^). — b. Mar. 17, 1823; d. Sept. 17, 1866; appointed 
from Ohio, June 11, 1862, Quarter Master, ranking as Captain, in 
the Civil War; promoted to Brevet Major of Volunteers, Mar. 13, 
1865, for faithful and meritorious service, during the war; Lt. Col. 
Volunteers, May 25, 1866, for faithful service in the Quarter Mas- 
ter's Department ; Col. Volunteers, July 25, 1866 ; m. Lucy Ann Van 
Zandt; children: two daughters d. in infancy; Hi, William Van 
Zandt, iv. M, Elizabeth, v. James Buckingham, d. Oct. 19, 1879,. 
aged 24. 

ii. Hon. Samuel Sullivan® Cox^ for many years a member 
of the National House of Representatives and a conspicuous figure 
in the public life of his day; b. Zanesville, Ohio, Sept. 30, 1824, d. 
New York, Sept. 10, 1889. He was a son of Hon. Ezekiel Taylor 
Cox, Clerk of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and a grandson of Gen- 
James Cox, a Revolutionary soldier, Speaker of the New Jersey 
Assembly and afterwards a member of Congress from that State. 
His maternal grandfather, Judge Samuel Sullivan, for whom he was 
named, was also a prominent and influential citizen of Ohio, and 
after serving in the Court of Common Pleas, was elected State Sen- 
ator and afterwards State Treasurer. The aptitude for public af- 
fairs which he manifested early in life would thus seem to have 
been largely a matter of inheritance, as were the gifts of mind 
and heart with which he was so generously endowed. But it is 
to his credit that he achieved success by dint of his own industry 
rather than by any reliance on the exceptional advantages that be- 
longed to his birth and lineage. At the age of twenty-two he grad- 
uated with high honors from Brown University, and after three 
years spent in the study of law, was admitted to the bar in his 
native State of Ohio. In 1853 he abandoned his law practice and 
entered on the more congenial field of journalism, having purchased 
a controlling interest in "The Columbus Statesman," which he 
also edited. His glowing description of a sunset which was pub- 
lished in the Statesman, won for him the familiar sobriquet by 
which he was afterwards so widely known. Three years later he 
was elected to Congress and served for four terms as a Representa- 
tive from Ohio. In 1864 he was re-nominated, but the rising tide of 
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with his party to defeat. Shortly after, he removed to the city of 
New York, expecting to resume his law practice, but in 1868 he was 
again elected to Congress, and continued to represent the district in 
which he lived for nearly twenty years. His Congressional career 
was interrupted only for a short time while he was serving as U. S. 
Minister to Turkey. Returning to New York in the autumn of 1886 
he was once more elected to Congress and remained a member of 
that body until his death. Throughout his public career he kept in 
close touch with the rank and file of his constituents and was the 
able champion of many measuri^ looking to the relief of the op- 
pressed and the betterment of the less favored classes. 

He favored Cuban annexation long before that matter became a 
national issue. He sought to secure some expression of national 
s}'mpathy for the persecuted Jews in Russia. He was the advocate 
of equal rights for all Americans, regardless of foreign birth. He 
labored assiduously and successfully in the interest of the Life Sav- 
ing Service, and was largely instrumental in securing l^islation 
which has materially affected the will-being of the letter carriers of 
the country, a service which they recognized by the erection of a 
notable monument to his memory on Astor Place, New York. 

In the intervals of his political activities Mr. Cox traveled ex- 
tensively. He was also a popular lecturer, and the author of a num- 
ber of books which have had a wide circulation. He wrote "The 
Buckeye Abroad" (1852), "Eight Years in Congress" (1865), 
"Search for Winter Sunbeams" (1870), "Why We Laugh" 
(1876), "Three Decades of Federal Legislation" (1886), "Diversions 
of a EHplomat in Turkey" (1887), etc. These titles are suggestive of 
his range of thought and of the wit and wisdom for which he was 
famous, but he will be best remembered for those kindly qualities 
which endeared him to the people and made him one of the best- 
loved and most useful public men of his day. 

After completing his legal studies he was married October 11, 
1849, to Julia A., daughter of Noah and Anna (Hale) Buckingham, 
of Zanesville, Ohio, a descendant of one of the old Puritan families 
of New England. The strength and beauty of her character blended 
rarely with his own and contributed, in no small degree, to his public 
successes and to the happiness of their long wedded life. She was 
bom March 9, 1829, and died at her home in Washington, D. C, 
August 22, 191 1. They had no children. 

vii. EzEKiEL Taylor* Cox, — ^b. 1829; d. Kansas City, Nov. 15, 
1910; a railroad engineer, in the employ of the St. Louis and San 
Francisco R. R. for forty-eight years; at the time of his death 
the oldest employee of the Company; enlisted in a Zanesville regi- 
ment at the outbreak of the Civil War, but on account of illness ob- 
tained his discharge ; m, ; his wife died about 1893 ; children : 

I. Henry M., if. Samuel W., w. Julia, 

yiii. Angelina* Cox, d. May 15, 1910; m. Thomas H. Sites; 

children: i. Fred, ii, Fanny, m. Collins; both of Newark, 

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xii. Mary Sullivan* Cox, m. Col. T. L. Spangler, of Zancs- 
ville, Ohio. 

CHILDREN OF REV. MORGAN RHEES* COX AND MARY RITTENHOUSE. 

i. Ann* Cox, (Morgan R.', James*, Joseph^, James*, Thomas*), 
— ^b. 1822 ; d. 1875 ; m. Henry Y. Willets, an officer in the 25th N. J. 
Infantry in the Gvil War; afterwards connected with the Life 
Saving Service at Sea Isle City, near Townsend's Inlet, N. J. : 
three children, two of whom died in infancy; daughter, Mary 
Emma, d. 1888, m. Capt. Adolphus C. Townsend, of the Life Sav- 
ing Station, Ocean City, N. J. ; son, Henry Willets, living at Ocean 
City. 

ii. James Morgan* Cox, Stockton, N. J., — b. near Millington, N. 
J., July 31, 1841 ; removed to Sandy Ridge, Hunterdon Co., i860; 
has at various times been employed as teacher, merchants' clerk and 
farmer; now living on the farm which formerly belonged to his 
father; an active and honored member of the Baptist Church at 
Sandy Ridge ; became Superintendent of its Sunday School in 1862, 
and continues to serve in that capacity. *'Uncle Jim," as he is 
familiarly called, is a great favorite with the old and young in his 
community. His sunny disposition and his love of music are note- 
worthy traits of character which contribute in no small degree to 
his popularity. He and his cousin, Qiarles C. Cox, of Chicago, are 
the sole surviving grandchildren of Gen. James* Cox. He married 
Mary J. Rittenhouse, who died some years ago ; no children. 

CHILDREN OF HORATIO JONES* COX AND ANN CHAMBERS. 

ii. Julia® Cox, (Horatio J.', James*, Joseph*, James*, Thomas*), 
m. Perley ; children : i, James H\ Vice President Fire Roof- 
ing and Tile Co., Kaydersville, Ohio; «. Ward BJ, Assistant to 2d 
Vice President, U. S. Steel Corporation; lives, Montclair, N. J. 

iii. David® Cox, — m. Alice Lee ; no children. 

iv. Charles Chambers® Cox,— of C. C. Cox & Co., brokerage 
and commission merchants, Chicago ; lives at Evanstown, 111. ; one of 
the two surviving grandchildren of Gen. James* Cox; m. Belle 
Irvine, who died, 1910; children: i. Mary, ii, Sarah, iii. Cora, m. 

Baird, — two children, (i) Coretta, b. 1896, (2) Edward 

Payson, b. 1904. 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS* COX AND SARAH BRAY. 

i. Susannah® Cox, (Thomas', Joseph*, Thomas', Joseph*, Thom- 
as^), — ^b. Sept. 3, 1789; d. 1881 ; m. John Everett, of Lambertsville. 
N. J., b. 1793, d. 1853 ; children : i. Susan Ann, b. 1816, d. in infancy, 
ii. Huldah N., b. 1818, d. in infancy; iii, Wesley, b. 1821, d. near 
Clinton, N. J., unm. ; iv. Elizabeth, b. 1825, d. in infancy ; z\ Nancy, 
zn. Joseph Cox, vii. Ncivton, b. 1833, d. in infancy. 

ii. Joseph® Cox, — b. Dec. i, 1791; d. 1867; learned the tanners 
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business; afterwards, bought property in Lebanon township, Hun- 
terdon Q)., and spent the remainder of his active life in farming; 
at (me time, tax collector of Clinton township, the only public of- 
fice he is known to have held ; a devout man who feared God and 
served his generation long and well ; his descendants numerous in 
Hunterdon and Morris counties ; m. Feb. 6, 1816, Margaret Felver, 
of Hunterdon Co,, b. 1792, d. 1869 ; children : t. John Bray, ii. James, 
b. Mar. 25, 1819, d. May 25, 1822; Hi, Robert Shaw, iv. William 
Johnson, v. Emily T., vi. Harriet D,, vii, Richard W., viii. Frances, 
ix. Susan AdcUine, x. George Felver. 

iii. John Bray* Cox, — b. Apr. 27, 1794; m. May i, 1819, Eliza- 
beth , of Readington; removed to Michigan and later, to 

Southern Illinois, where he died, 1855 ; children : i. James B,, d. an 

infant, 1825; n. Sarah Ann, m. Pabner; iii, Susan, m. 

Creamer ; iv. Wesley, unm. ; v, Emanuel, 

V. James Bray® Cox, — b. Bray's Hill, near Lebanon, N. J., May 
30, 1798; d.. New Brunswick, N. J., Aug. 8, 1882. When he was 
but seven years of age, his father died, and shortly afterwards, he 
was placed under the care of his uncle, John W. Bray, of the firm 
of Bray and Taylor, long and prominently identified with the busi- 
ness interests of Hunterdon Co. Through their enterprise, the vil- 
lage of Clinton was founded, and became a center of commercial 
activity for the rich agricultural region which surrounds it. John B. 
Taylor, the junior member of the firm, was his cousin, — Thomas 
Cox, his father, and Archibald S. Taylor, father of John B., having 
married sisters of John W. Bray. With this firm, he grew up, ac- 
quiring, under the tuition of his kinsmen, a valuable business educa- 
tion. Later, he became associated in business with his uncle, in New 
Brunswick, under the firm name of Bray and Cox, and still later, 
established an extensive grain business which he carried on success- 
fully, for a niunber of years, in his own name. The old house, on 
Commerce Square, in which he lived, a part of which is still stand- 
ing, was built by him during this period. 

As a young man, he was one of the mounted escort that attended 
LaFayette, on the occasion of his visit to New Brunswick, about 
1825. It was probably a little later that h^ became an Alderman of 
the city, but although, in politics, an ardent Whig, he had no special 
fondness for public office, and having served his term, was more 
than willing to devote his energies to private business. 

For a number of years he was a director of the State Bank, when 
that institution was at the height of its prosperity, and might have 
been its president, had his modesty allowed him to cast, for himself, 
the deciding vote which gave the election to another. 

He was twice married; first on Nov. 27, 1827, to Frances N., 
daughter of Hon. Samuel Swan, M. D., of Somerville, for many 
years a Member of Congress, from New Jersey. She was born in 
1805, and died. May 27, 1846. He afterwards married, Aug. 26, 
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daughter of Rev. George Benjamin Miller, D. D., of the Lutheran 
Church, Professor of Theology at Hartwick Seminary, N. Y. 

By this time he had removed from New Brunswick and thereafter, 
for the greater part of his life, was in the grain and commission busi- 
ness in New York, living, for some years, in Brooklyn and, later, in 
Jersey City. Business reverses, together with advancing age, at 
length compelled his retirement and he returned to New Brunswick, 
where amid the scenes of his earlier prosperity his declining years 
were spent. 

By those who knew him best, he will be remembered for his 
genial, social nature which made him a general favorite in society. 
He was a famous raconteur and no company could ever be dull that 
afforded opportunity for the exercise of his talent in that direction, 
nor was a story ever spoiled by his manner of relating it. It was not 
until middle life, or later, that he made any open avowal of his 
religious faith. It found expression ultimately, however, perhaps in 
answer to the prayers of his godly and devoted wife, and he became 
a member of the Wayne Street Reformed Church, of Jersey City, of 
which he was also, for a number of years, a Deacon, and afterwards 
an Elder, serving in that capacity to the time of his removal from 
the city. Children: first marriage, — i, Samuel Swan, b. Feb. 20, 
1830, d. Aug. 23, 1852, unmarried; u. Sarah Louisa; second mar- 
riage — Hi, James Bray, iv. George Miller, b. Bound Brook, N. J., 
Nov. 6, 1850, d. Jan. 22, 1851, v, Mary Frances, b. Bound Brook, 
June 25, d. July 16, 1852 ; vi. Henry Miller, vii. Charlotte Augusta, 
via, Emily Florence, *>. Henrietta Levering, 

CHILDREN OF MARIANNE* MC CURTAIN AND OWEN FLANIGAN. 

i. Catharine* Flanigan, (Marianne*' McCurtain, Deborah* Cox, 
Thomas', Joseph*, Thomas^), — ^m. William G., son of Walter Burl- 
ing, a Quaker, of New Rochelle, N. Y. 

ii. Marianne* Flanigan, — ^b. July 15, 1800; m. James Shea, 
Principal of the first Columbia College Grammar School, in New 
York; children: t. Charles Edward, ii, John Dawson, Hi, Julia, d. 
young ; iv, Catharine, d. young ; v. Maria Louise, 

Seventh Generation. 

children of RICHARD* TAYLOR AND PHOEBE CLARK. 

V. Rev. Elisha E. Leech^ Taylor, D. D., (Richard*, Chloe* Cox, 
Richard*, Thomas*, Thomas*, Thomas^), — a prominent Baptist 
clergyman; b. Pompey, N. Y., 1815 ; d. Marlboro, N. Y., 1874; grad- 
uated, Madison University, 1837, and Theological Seminary, Ham- 
ilton, N. Y., 1839 ; organized a Baptist Church in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; 

Secretary, Baptist Church Edifice Fund ; m. ; father of Rev. 

James Monroe Taylor, D, D,, President of Vassar College. 

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CHILDREN OF JUDGE JOHN® PITMAN AND MARY TALBOT. 

L Harriet^ Pitman, (John®, Rebecca** (Cox), Richard*, Thoin 
as*, Thomas*, Thomas^), — m. Richard Holden Green, a New York 
merchant. 

ii. CoL. Joseph Story^ Pitman, — U. S. A. ; d. Sept. 15, 1883. 

ill. Gen. John^ Pitman, — U. S. A. ; retired; Orange, N. J. 

V. Mary^ Pitman, — ^b. 1816; Henry, son of George Earle; chil 
dren: t. Henry, m. Alice Morse, historical writer, d. Feb. 16, 191 1. 



i. Maria Louise^ Allen, (Kitty V.® Cox, Richard', Richard*, 
Thomas', Thomas", Thomas^),— b. 1800; d. 1838; m. Basso Ville De 
Basso. 

vi. Catharine^ Allen, — sister of Maria L. ; b. 1812; m. Wil 
liam Kirkpatrick Huffnagle. 

children of MARIAN HANNAH® COX AND REV. WILLIAM H. 
WILMER, D. D. 

i. Marian Hannah^ Wilmer, (Marian H.* Cox, Richard*, Rich- 
ard*, Thomas', Thomas', Thomas^), — m. Rev. Templeman Brown, 
late of a parish near Washington, D. C. ; d. before 1894. 

ii. W P ^ Wilmer, M. D., — twin brother of Marian 

H. 

iii. Rt. Rev. Joseph Pere Bell^ Wilmer, D. D., — ^b. Feb. 11, 
1812 ; d. Dec. 2, 1878; second Bishop of Louisiana ; consecrated Nov. 
7, 1866; had son, W. N. Wilmer, of New York, who d. about 1909. 

iv. Jane E.^ Wilmer, — m. Rev. Samuel Buel, D. D., sometime. 
Professor of Systematic Divinity, Gen. Theol. Seminary, New York. 

V. Rt. Rev. Richard Hooker^ Wilmer, D. D., LL.D., — ^b. Mar. 
15, 1816; d. June 14, 1900; second Bishop of Alabama; conse- 
crated, Mar. 6, 1862; a prominent clergyman of the Episcopal 
Church. 

vi. Maria^ Wilmer, — ^m. Rev. John Brusse. 

vii. Rev. George T.^ Wilmer, — ^b. 1819; living, 1894, at Chat- 
tiam, Va. 

viii. Maria^ Wilmer, — m. H. M. Birney. 



i. Ann^ Ely, (Achsah* Mount, Rebecca' Cox, Thomas*, Thom- 
as', Thomas', Thomas^), — b. Oct. 18, 1801 ; d. Apr. 16, 1874; m. 
George Hunt; a daughter, living 1910. 

vi. Horatio^ Ely, — brother of Ann; b. Mar. 26, 1812; d. Sept. 
10, 1886; m. Helena Conover, b. Mar. 25, 1814; children: i. Jane C., 
ii. Achsah, iii, John /., b. Oct. 17, 1839, lawyer. Freehold, N. J.; 
iv, Helena C, v, Adaline, vi, Ann Rebecca, vii, Horatio, viii, Hora^ 
tic, ix. William C, x, Mary, xi, Emma, xii. Katharine, xiii, Charles 
H, 

vii. Joseph^ Ely, — brother of Horatio and Ann; b. May 5, 1814; 
d. Feb. 20, 1885 ; m. Dec. 24, 1840, Catharine Conover, b. Sept. 15, 
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sah Mount, iv. Catharine Louise, v. Ann Hunt, vi. Emma, viu 
Charles Henry, viii. Helen A., ix. Katharine. 

CHILDREN OF THOMAS H.* COX AND LEAH APPLEGATE. 

ii. Sarah Ann Higbee' Cox, (Thomas H.*, Thomas*, Thomas*,. 
Thomas", Thomas*, Thomas^), — ^b. Nov. 22, 1816; d. Apr. 22, 1843; 
m. Charles Meirs ; children : i. Anna Maria, ii. Thomas H. Cox, b. 
1837, d. Apr. 18, 1838. 

iii. Elizabeth Hunt^ Cox, — b. Sept. 30, 1818; d. May 19, 1868; 
m. Presley B. O'Neil. 

V. Maria Louise^ Cox, — d. Sept. 19, 1845, ^g^d 22 years, 9 
months, 16 days ; unm. ; lived at Bordentown, N. J. ; left $200 to the 
Baptist Church, Upper Freehold and an equal amount to her niece 
Anna Maria Meirs. 

children of ANN® DAVIDSON AND HON. ABRAHAM O. S. HAVENS. 

i. Sarah Ann^ Havens, (Ann* Davidson, Sarah*^ Cox, Thomas\ 
Thomas', Thomas^ Thomas*),— b. Aug. 6, 1829; d. 1868; m. Adam 
W. Clayton, of Burrsville. 

ii. Emily Amanda^ Havens, — b. July 12, 1831 ; d. June, 1902 
m. William Goodenough, of Farmingdale. 

iii. Hon. John G. W.' Havens, — ^banker, Point Pleasant, N. J. 
has served as Surrogate of Ocean Co., and in State Senate. 

iv. Abraham C. B.' Havens, — Tom's River, N. J.; m 



son, Henry Clay, Professor of Languages, Lawrenceville Academy, 
N.J. 

CHILDREN OF HARRIET® COX AND PETER WYCKOFF. 

1. Charles^ Wyckoff, or Wikoff, (Harriet® Cox, Joshua*, 
Thomas*, Thomas', Thomas^, Thomas^), — ^m. Sarah Hendrickson; 
children: i. Mary, d. Dec. 20, 1857, ae. 2. i. i.; ii. Peter, d. Nov. 12, 
1865, ae. 5. 4. 13; iii. Emma, m. William Taylor — one son, Albert, a 
lawyer, Trenton, N. J.; iv. Holmes, m. Carrie Robbins — one son, 
Charles ; v. Harry, deceased ; vi. Charles Henry, d. Nov. 30, 1899, ae, 
22. 10. 25. 

ii. William^ Wyckoff, — m. Abigail S. Hankins; children: t. 
Anna, m. Gilbert Giberson, no issue; ii. Hattie, unm.; iii. William, 
d. 13 years old ; iv. John, m. Emma Rorer ; v. Ada, m. Allen Hyres. 

iv. Emma^ Wyckoff, — m. Henry Bruere; children: i. Mary, m. a 
physician from Chicago ; ii. Wikoff, m. Ridgway. 

CHILDREN OF LORENZO^ KELLY AND SARAH MARIA WESTCOT. 

i. Howard Lorenzo^ Kelly, (Lorenzo®, John', Mercy* (Cox), 
Thomas" ( ?), Thomas^ Thomas^), b. Ballston Spa, Aug. 25, 1842; d. 
Boston, Mass., Dec. 30, 1902 ; m. at Penn Yann, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1865, 
Frances Adele, daughter of Ezekiel P. and Sarah (Banks). McAllis- 
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ter, N. Y., Manchester, N. H., and Boston, Mass. ; children: i. Helen 
Augusta, iL Howard Lorenzo, in. May Bemice. 

ii. James Henry^ Kelly, — b. Oct. 10, 1844; educated in private 
and public schools in Rochester ; graduated with the highest honors 
from Rochester University, 1864; A. M., 1867; engaged in various 
mercantile pursuits ; since 1892, proprietor of Rochester Head Light 
Works; m. Nov. 2, 1871, Mary Delano, eldest daughter of Martin 
Burr and Susan Emmons (Watts) Breed ; children : i. Mary Louise^ 
ii. Breed Wesicot, 

iii. Mary Westcot^ Kelly, — b. May 2, 185 1 ; m. Jan. 20, 1875, 
Parkhurst Whitney, son of Dexter Jay Jerauld (1811-1889), of Ni- 
agara Falls, N. Y. ; children: t. a daughter, b. Apr. 5, 1879, "O* 
named, deceased, ii. Parkhurst Whitney, b. Oct. 23, 1883. 

CHILDREN OF PETER SCHENCK* COX AND ELIZA L. BELLIS. 

i. Albert Schenck^ Cox, (Peter S.*, Albert S.'*, John*, SamueP 
(?), John*, Thomas^), — Summit, N. J.; b. near Flemington, N. J-; 
attended public and private schools there ; entered Lafayette College, 
with the class of 1885; left, before graduation, and entered the em- 
ploy of the United States National Bank, New York, June, 1883; 
afterwards, with the Franklin Trust Co., of Brooklyn; became As- 
sistant Cashier of the Merchants' National Bank, New York, May 
26, 1904; m., June 14, 1899, Myrtle Beresford Osborne, of New 
York, b. Ocean County, N. J., June 20, 1879; children: i. Virginia 
Osborne, ii. Rachel Osborne, iii. Rosamond. 

ii. William B.^ Cox, — b. Nov. 20, 1864; d. Sept. 29, 1904; 
buried. Lake City, Minn. ; m. Jone 14, 1885, Mary Holcombe, b. Aug. 
18, 1865; children: t. Mabel Helen, ii. Delia Terrill, iii. Harry 
Slocum, iv. William Holcombe. 



ii. John T.' Cox, (Tunis V. M.«, Robert^, John*, Samuel* (?), 
John*, Thomas^), — b. 1847; Vice President, State Board of Agricul- 
ture ; Sec'y, N. J. State Grange ; Elder, Reformed Church, Reading- 
ton; former Sheriff, Hunterdon Co.; m. Rachel E. Bush, b. 1850; 
children: i. John B., b. 1868; carpenter, Trenton, N. J., m. Jennie B. 
Fulsper, b. 1870; children: (i) Lillie, (2) Mary, (3) James, (4) 
John T., ii. Jennie S., b. 1876, iii. Lydia H., b. 1878, iv. Bertha F., b. 
1884, ^- Tunis V. M,, b. 1887, unmarried, vi. Bessie, h. 1889, unmar- 
ried. 

children of NATHANIEL® COX AND MATILDA FOWLER. 

ii. Louisa^ Cox, (Nathaniel®, Nathaniel®, ( ?) Nathaniel*, James", 
James*, Thomas*), — ^Jamesburg, N. J.; b. 1827; m. Robert Dey. 

iii. George R.'' Cox, — Asbury Park, N. J.; b. 1829; m. Sarah J. 
Conover ; children : t. John Y., Southampton, L. I. ; ii. Irene, m. Wil- 
liam L. Whyte; iii. George V., broker, New York; residence, Flat- 
bush, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Deacon, Grace Reformed Church, Brooklyn ; 

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iv. Nathaniel A/ Cox, — ^b. about 183 1 ; deceased; lived at 
Hightstown, N. J.; m. Sarah J. Liming (or Lyming), b. 1840, <L 
18^ ; both buried at Hightstown, as are their children ; children : i, 
tViUiam, b. 1862, d. 1870; if. George, b. 1864, d. 1865 ; m. Mary, b. 
1865, d. 1900; iv. Phebe, b. 1870, d. 1904, m. Jonas ( ?) Cole; v. El- 
mer, d. 1876, aged 10 months. 

IV. Charles Haiver^ Snedeker, (John E.,* Ann* Cox, Nathan- 
iel*, James*, James*, Thomas^), — ^Atlantic Highlands, N. J.; b. Feb. 

9, 1&4.1 ; m. ; children: 1. John R., Chief of Police, Atlantic 

Highlands ; it. Matilda A., m. Chapman, of Long Branch ; Hi. 

William Nesbit, in automobile business, Atlantic Highlands ; iv, Jus- 
tin R., chauffeur, Summit, N. J. 

vi. Oscar Pyatt^ Snedeker, — brother of Charles H. ; b. Feb. 14, 

1847; d* J ^'f 1866, Isabella Thompson Holmes; lived, New 

Brunswick, N. J. ; children : 

i. Carrie Isabella, — ^m. George Rose, of New Brunswick; chil- 
dren: (i) Edward, (2) Gretta; ii. John Holmes, d. young; Hi. Sam- 
uel Conover, m. (i) Annie McLoughlin, (2) MarUia Bevan; chil- 
dren: first marriage — i. Elizabeth Theresa, m. John Ireland, son, 
John, b. 1907 ; 2. Oscar Joseph, 3. Nellie, d. in infancy ; 4. James ; 
second marriage — 5. Isabella T. H., d. young ; 6. Margaret, 7. Fran- 
cis Robert, 8. a child, b. June, 1910; iv. Emma Josephine, m. Albert 
T. Brooks, of Cortland, N. Y.; children: (i) Francis Proscer, (2) 
Alberta P. ; v. Henrietta Gertrude, m. Charles A. Cody ; children : 
(i) Myrtle Gertrude (2) Charles Augusta (?) ; vi. Charles Edwin, 
vii. Hugh Cornell, drowned, while skating, Dec. 21, 1896. 

i. Maria^ Van Liew, (Rachel® Snedeker, Ann* Cox, Nathaniel*, 
James*, James*, Thomas^),— d. about 1859; m. Joseph Stillwell; 
children: i. Almira, ii. Josephine C, Hi. Annie Marian, iv. Nettie 
Reid, V. John M., vi. Howard W., vii.^J. Walter, viii. Frank M., ix, 
Eva May, x. Mabel Irene. 

ii. Jeannette^ Van Liew, — sister of Maria; m. Rev. John W. 
Reid, of New York. 

V. Anzanetta^ Collins, (Frances E.® Snedeker, Ann" Cox, 
Nathaniel*, James*, James*, Thomas^), — Glen Ridge, N. J.; b. July 
12, 1847; ^' Samuel C. Merwin, Cashier, Pacific National Bank, 
New York; no children. 

VI. Edwin Brooks^ Collins, — Fairfield, Spokane Co., Washing- 
ton; brother of Anzanetta; b. Sept. 27, 1852; married, and has a 
daughter and two sons. 



i. Margaret J.^ Murray, (Elizabeth J.* Rhees, Ann' Loxley; 
Catharine* Cox, John*, James*, Thomas^), — Paterson, N. J. ; m. 
Butler; mother of Dr. Nicholas Murray* Butler, Presi- 
dent of Columbia University, New York. 

iii. Lieut. Col. James^ Jackson, U. S. A., (Mary A.* Rhees, 
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Ore.; b. Deckertown, now Sussex, N. J., Nov. 21, 1833; member, 
Sons of the American Revolution, Empire State Chapter ; m. Ida J. 
Beach ; children : 1. Rhees, Lieut. 12th Infantry, U. S. A., n. Marion 
Beach, student, Art League, New York City, 1910. 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM^COX AND ANN^ COX. 

i. Anna Maria^ Cox, — (William*, Joshua', James*, John*, 
James*, Thomas^), — b. Sept. 6, 1838; d. Mar. 24, 1872; unm. 

ii. Gilbert^ Cox, — ^b. July 11, 1840; m. Sept. 26, 1865, Clemen- 
tine Jones, said to be a descendant of Admiral John Paul Jones; 
children: i. LUlianj ii, Etta, b. June 2, 1868; Hi. lone, b. Jan. 21, 
1873 f •^- Clyde C. 

CHILDREN OF GILBERT* COX AND ANNA CRAIG. 

ii. Elizabeth^ Cox, (Gilbert®, Benjamin*, James*, John*, James*, 
Thomas^), — ^b. Sept 3, 1809; m. Aug. 15, 1836, William Wilson; 
children : i. Orlando, ii. William, Hi. Ruth, iv. Scott. 

iii. Ann^ Cox, — ^b. Oct. 4, 181 1; m. Oct. 18, 1837, William® Cox, 
of Clermont Co., Ohio; children: (See, William Cox). 

iv. Adaline Wilson^ Cox, — ^b. May 4, 1815; m. Oct. 22, 1834, 
James Francis ; children : i. Lydia Ann, ii. Mary Elizabeth. 

V. Maria Tapscott^ Cox, — ^b. Aug. 20, 1817; d. May 20, 1902; 
m. Mar. 2, 1842, James M. Stokes, b. Aug. 8, 1815, d. June i, 1904; 
children : i. IVilliam C, b. Feb. 23, 1843, d. Nov. 25, 1863 ; ii. Sam- 
uel G., b. May 30, 1847; iii. James Monroe, b. Sept. 30, 185 1. 

vi. William Craig^ Cox, — ^b. Sept. 15, 1819; m. (i) Dec. 26, 
1844, Nancy Southard, (2) Mar. 15, 1853, Jane Snyder; children: 
first marriage — i. Ann Eliza, b. Sept. 9, 1846; ii. Isaac Gilbert, iii. 
Adaline Francis, b. Dec. 18, 1850, d. Jan. 8, i88iB; second marriage — 
w. William Henry, b. Jan. 8, 1857; v. Sarah Ellen, b. July 29, 1859; 
z«. Mary Jane, b. Apr. 18, 1861 ; vii. John Monroe, b. June 29, 1863, 
d- Oct. 30, 1877; ^'**- Josephine, b. Oct. 20, 1866, d. Apr. 29, 1869; 
tAH. Nancy, b. Apr. 27, 18(59. 

vii. Eleanor Thomas^ Cox, — b. Dec. 12, 1821 ; m. Dec. 27, 1843, 
William Baird, b. Mar. 25, 1821, d. May 21, 1910; living, 1912; chil- 
dren: I. Mary Ann (Hutchison), b. Sept. 19, 1844, ii. Eliza Jane 
(Cooper), b. Apr. 13, 1847, "*• Eleanor (Stoutenborough), b. Jan. 
-23. 1852. 

viii. Ursula Craig' Cox, — ^b. Nov. 20, 1823; deceased; m. An- 
drew Randall. 

ix. Lydia Craig' Cox,— b. Mar. 20, 1826; m. Aug. 28, 1844, Rich- 
ard Randall; living, 1912; children: i. Lydia Ann, b. July 22, 1845, 
ii. Mary Ellen, b. Aug. 12, 1847, **». DeWitt Clinton, b. Dec. 31, 
1849, '^- John Gilbert, b. Sept. 19, 1855, v. Adaline Francis, b. Apr., 
1857, vi. James Elmer, b. Jan. 6, 1861, vii. Sarah Elma, b. Feb. 11, 
1864. 

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xi. Letta Bennet^ Cox, — b. Dec. i, 1829; m. Nov. 13, 1850, 

Cornelius Kelly, b. Jan. 3, 1829, d. ; living, 1912; children: i. 

Gilbert C, b. June 24, 1853, d. Oct. 15, 1891 ; it. William D., b. Mar. 
10, d. Sept. 2, 1855, n't. Elsa M., b. Sept. i, 1859, (1857 ?) iv. Nora 
Eleanor, b. Oct. i, 1859, d. Aug. 6, 1889, v, Cora Francis, twin sister 
of Nora E. 

xii. Gilbert^ Cox, — ^b. Apr. 25, 1834; m. Sept 21, 1852, Eliza 
; living, 1912; children: i. William, ii, Ann, Hi, Scott, it\ Cath- 
arine, V. John, vi, Charles, vii. James M. 

i. EuzABETH^ Cox, (James L.®, Lewis*, James*, Joseph*, James*, 
Thomas^),— daughter of James L.* and Mary (Hazelet) Cox; b. 
Sept. 26, 1837 ; d. 1902 ; m. Frank A. Ellis, of Brooklyn, later of 
Denver, Colorado; children : i, Frank A., ii, George, d. 1872. 

iii. Mary^ Cox, — daughter of James L. Cox and Elizabeth Miles, 

his second wife ; b. 1842 ; d. ; m. Henry Brown, of Zanesville, 

O. ; daughter, Mary, m. Henry Stanberry, of Zanesville. 

xi. Helen M.^ Cox, — Cranford, N. J.; sister of Mary^; b, 1864; 
m. 1886, Walter M. Irving; children: i. Anna, ii. Ethel, iii, Harold. 



iii. Eleanor Hendrickson^ Cox, (George W.*, Lewis', James*, 
Joseph*, James*, Thomas^), — b. 1845 > deceased; m. Joseph H. Law- 
rence; daughter, Bessie. 

i. Charlotte^ Steward, (Mary L.* Cox, Lewis*, James*, Jo- 
seph*, James*, Thomas^), — m. Isaac B. Edwards, of Red Bank, N. 
J. ; children : i. Harry, ii. Mary S. 



i. Elizabeth Lawrence' Rue, (Ann P.* Cox, Lewis*, James*, 
Joseph*, James*, Thomas ^), — ^b. 1838; d. Nov. 16, 1899; m. George 
Wildes ; children : i. Ann Rue, ii. John E., iii. Elizabeth Bowen, iv. 
Mary Agnes, v. Lydia Brown, vi. George. 

iii. James Lawrence' Rue, — Upper Freehold, N. J. ; b. Jan. 30, 
1841 ; d. May 12, 1887; m. Dec. 25, 1866, Mary Holmes; children: 
i. Joseph Holmes, b. July 12, 1867, d. Apr. 8, 1888; ii. Ann Holmes. 

iii. William E.' Cox, (Benjamin Y.*, Lewis*, James*, Joseph*. 
James*, Thomas^), — Cream Ridge, N. J.; farmer and Fire Insur- 
ance agent; b. Nov. 21, 1863; m. Elizabeth Ridgeway Meirs; son. 
Henry Richard. 

CHILDREN OF COL. THOMAS J.* COX AND LUCY ANN VAN ZANDT. 

iii. William Van Zandt^ Cox, (Thomas J.*, Ezekiel T.*, James*. 
Joseph*, James*, Thomas^), — ^b. Jan. 12, 1852; graduated, Ohio 
Wesleyan University, 1874; studied law; admitted to the bar, 1877; 
removed to Washington, D. C. ; for a number of years, Chief Qerk. 
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Life of Hon. Samuel S. Cox ; prominently identified with civic and 
educational affairs inWashington; President, Second National Bank; 
m. Oct. 27, 1886, Juliet H. Emery, of Washington; children: i. 
Emery, student, Michigan University, 191 1 ; ii. Hazel, Hi. Theodore. 
iv. M. Elizabeth^ Cox,— Fairview Farm, Stelton, N. J.; b. 1854; 
m. Jan. 4, 1879, Theodore Green Sullivan ; children : i. Algernon, d. 
in infancy; ». Ethel Van Zandt, b. June 28, 1882; Hi. Aileen, b. Dec. 
35, 1886, d. at age of 8 years ; iv. Theodore Green, Jr., b. Apr. 19, 
1895 ; student, Rutgers College. 

v. Nancy^ Everett, (Susannah® Cox, Thomas', Joseph*, Thom- 
as*, Joseph*, Thomas^),— b. 1826; d. 1886; m. John B. Conine, of 
Lambertville, N. J., b. 1826, d. 1894; children: i. John Newton, ii. 
Susan Louisa, Hi. John Henry, d. in infancy, iv. Emma, d. in infancy, 
z\ Elizabeth, vi. Joseph Everett. 

vi. Joseph Cox^ Everett, — Lambertville, N. J.; brother of 
Xancy; b. 1829; d. 1864; a soldier in the Civil War; served under 
Grant, in Virginia; killed in the battle of Spottsylvania; m. about 
1 85 1, Ellen Arrison, who lives with a married daughter at Elizabeth, 
N. J.; children: i. Edward, b. Nov. 21, 1852, d. Jan. 20, 1894, it. 
Susan Ann, b. July 12, 1854, d. Dec. 12, 1876, Hi. William, b. Apr. 7, 
1856, d. Feb. 8, 1869, iv. Emma, v. Elwood, b. July 12, 1859, ^• 
Elizabeth, b. Sept 14, 1861, deceased. 

CHILDREN OF JOSEPH® COX AND MARGARET FELVER. 

L John Bray^ Cox, (Joseph®, Thomas', Joseph*, Thomas*, Jo- 
seph^ Thomas^), — farmer; b. Oct. 29, 1816; d. Nov. 20, 1893; bur- 
ied, Presbyterian Cemetery, Califon, N. J.; m. 1841, Mary Hoppock 
(1822-1892); children: i. George Edgar, ii. Peter H., Hi. William 
Henry, b. Apr. 11, 1848, d. Oct. 8, 1854; iv. Conrad, b. Sept. 27, 
1851, unm. ; v. Elizabeth Ann, b. July 29, 1853, m. David Burd, b. 
Feb. 18, 1833, ^^ issue ; vi. John Wilson, b. Nov. 9, 1856, d. Feb. 8, 

1857. 

iii. Robert Shaw^ Cox, — ^b. Mar. 2, 1821 ; d. Nov. 4, 1888 ; orig- 
inally a tanner, by trade ; lived for a time, near High Bridge, N. J. ; 
removed to Newark, N. J., and there engaged in other business ; m. 
Sept. 16, 1840, Clarissa Philhower ; children : i. Whitfield Holloway 
Hunt, ii. Isaac Philhower, iii. William Johnson, h. Jan. 11, 1849, d- 
Nov. II, 1852; iv. Robert Shaw, v. Sarah Ponett, vi. Juliet, vH. Har- 
riet Minerva. 

iv. William Johnson^ Cox, — b. Aug. i, 1823; d. Mar. 5, 1894; 
m. Jan. 25, 1851, Mary Ann Schuyler, of Morris Co., N. J., b. May 
28, 1823, d. Jan. 18, 1890 ; children : i. Theodore H., ii. Mary E., iii. 
William Austin, iv. Peter S. 

v. Emily T.^ Cox,— b. Jan. 6, 1826; d. Aug. 12, 1905; m. (i) 
Nov. 9, 1846, Peter W. Hoffman (1821-1851), (2) in 1854, Mat- 
thias Hildebrant, a farmer, living near High Bridge, N. J. ; children : 
first marriage — i. Margaret £., b. Aug. 12, 1848, m. ; chil- 
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Laura, unm., lives, Califon, N. J. ; «. Mary E., b. Sept. lo, 1850, m. 
Edward J. Apgar (1854-1888) ; children— (i) Raymond, (2) Wil- 
liam S. ; second marriage — in. Lydia Ann, b. July 15, 1855, m. Jan. 
1872, Hezekiah Apgar, of High Bridge, son Harvey ; iv. Emily Ada- 
line, b. June 10, 1857; V, Sylvester, b. Sept. 5, 1864, m. Nov. 10, 
1882, Mary E. Cregar, b. 1864,— children— (i) William W., (2) 
Ada May. 

vi. Harriet D.^ Cox, — ^b. Apr. 24, 1828; d. Mar. 19, 1887; m. 
Aug. 12, 1848, John H. Hoffman, (1822-1907); children: i. Emily 
Jane, b. July 30, 1850; deceased; m. Henry D. Ward, now deceased, 
children — (i) Ida May, (2) Peter L., (3) Benjamin P., (4) John 
H., (5) Asa D., «. Margaret Ann, b. Oct. 12, 1852, m. Thomas B. 
Gerard, no issue, Hi. Lydia C, b. July 23, 1855, m. Aug. 20, 1887, 
Peter F. Moore, no issue ; iv. Henry Af ., Chester, N. J., b. May 14, 
1857, m. Nov. 20, 1886, Maggie H. Chapman, b. Mar. 12, 1864, chil- 
dren — (i) Harry C3rphers, (2) John Cecil, (3) Wallace Lumsden, 
(4) Elwood Peter, v. William /., b. Aug. i, 1859, d. June 24, 1899, 
unmarried, vi. Harriet L., b. Oct. 5, 1861, m. Dec. 25, 1886, James 
W. Carson — children — (i) Luther L., (2) Olive L., vii. Matthias 
H., b. Mar. 6, 1864, d. Jan. 12, 1875, viii. James £., b. Mar. 6, 1866, 
d. Apr. 24, 1888, unm., ix. Ruey F,, b. June 12, 1869, m. (i) Nov. 3, 
1894, Frank W. Budd, who d. Mar. 5, 1903, (2) Aug. 17, 1905, 
Daniel W. Welsh, of Califon, N. J.— daughter, Ruey F., by first 
husband. 

vii. Richard W.' Cox, — b. Aug. 25, 1830; d. June 7, 1891; m. 
July 31, 1857, Jane Swick; children: i, Harriet L., b. Oct. 19, 1858, 
m. George H. McLean (1856-1906), children — (i) Jennie C, (2) 
Morzilla, (3) Freeman, (4) Percy, (5) Gertrude, (6) Carl, n. 
Marilda J., b. June 10, i860, d. Apr. 2, 1908, Hi, Frances A,, b. May 
25, 1862, d. Mar. 22, 1885, iv. Clara C, b. Feb. 10, 1866, v, Margaret 
C, b. Dec. 9, 1869, d- Apr. 9, 1894, vi. Adaline C, b. Oct. 13, 1872. 

viii. Frances^ Cox, — b. Feb. 9, 1833 ; d. Jan. 2, 1895 ; m. Dec. 28, 
1854, Peter Apgar, a farmer, of Peapack, N. J.; children: i. Harriet 
Louise, a. James Hiram, Hi. Charles Elwood, iv. Lezvis Archibald, v. 
Emily Loree. 

ix. Susan' Adaline, — b. Sept. 4, 1835 ; d. Sept. 6, 1897; m. Peter 
S. Burrell (1838-1908) ; children: i. Anna A., b. June 17, 1872, d. 
Mar. 16, 1901, m. George Tiger, children — (i) Joa (?), b. May 3, 
1899, "• Jonathan K., b. Nov. 5, 1873, ^- ^895, Tillie Hoffman, chil- 
dren— (i) Lloyd E., (2) Meta M., (3) Naomi W., (4) Ruth, Hi, 
Peter S., Jr., b. June 11, 1875, m. Mary Munn, children — (i) Floyd, 
(2) Leila ( ?), iv. Grace M., b. May 28, 1877, d- Apr. 7, 1881, v. Eli 
E., b. Dec. 5, 1879, ^' Sept. 9, 1907, Estella Robinson, — son, Charles, 
vi. Charles A., b. Aug. 18, 1881. 

X. George Felver^ Cox, — b. Apr. 2, 1839; ^. Oct. 27, 1895; m. 
Apr. 27, 1869, Mary E. Henry, b. 1849; children: t. Wesley H., b. 
Jan. 27, d. Mar. 20, 1870, ii. Rosa A., b. Aug. 8, 1873, Hi. Garner, b. 
Mar. 4, 1877, m. Aug. 4, 1900, Jennie Lance, b. May 27, 1881 ; no 
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ii. Sarah Louisa^ Cox, (James B.*, Thomas*, Joseph*, Thomas*, 
Joseph*, Thomas^), — ^b. Nov. 22, 1833; d. Mar. 3, 1892; m. May 17,. 
1854, Nathaniel O. Carpenter, b. Sept. 21, 1820, d. Sept. 22, 1867, of 
the lumber firm of F. B. and N. O. Carpenter, Hoboken, N. J. ; re- 
moved with her family, after her husband's death to Ointon, N. J., 
where the remainder of her life was spent, in the quiet comfort of 
her pleasant home. Full of gentleness and of all good works, she 
was beloved and honored while she lived, and deeply lamented in 
her death ; a devout Christian and for many years a devoted mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian Church. She died in the city of New York, 
where she had been sojourning during the winter ; children : i. Jo- 
seph Olmstead, b. Apr. 5, 1855, d. Oct. 7, 1876; ii. Frances Louise, b. 
May 7, 1857, d. July 12, 1878; m. Jeannette, East Orange, N. J., 
unm. ; vv, Charles Elliott, v, Mary Elizabeth, m. Robert M. Bartholo- 
mew, New York City ; no children. 

CHILDREN OF JAMES BRAY* COX AND EMILY E. MILLER. 

iii. James Bray^ Cox, Jr., (James B.*, Thomas', Joseph*, Thom- 
as', Joseph*, Thomas^), — b. Sept. 11, 1848; d. Sept. 12, 1899; edu- 
cated, Hartwick Seminary, N. Y. ; employed for a number of years, 
in the office of his father in New York; later, of the firm of Cox 
and Hibbler, brokers, in the same city ; subsequently, and for a long 
time. Cashier of the Jersey City Gas Light Co.; m. Nov. 7, 1877, 
Mary J. Romaine, of Jersey City; no children. 

vi. Rev. Henry Miller Cox, — ^b. Brooklyn, N. Y., July 5, 1854, 
prepared for college, Pavonia Grammar School, Jersey City, Hart- 
wick Seminary, N. Y., and Rutgers Preparatory School, New Bruns- 
wick; graduated, Rutgers College, 1876, and from the Theological 
Seminary of the Reformed Church in America, New Brunswick, 
N. J., 1879 > pastor, at various times of churches in Jersey City, N. 
J., Herkimer, N. Y., and New York City; installed Pastor, Re- 
formed Church, Harrington Park, N. J., May 23, 191 1; publica- 
tions: "History of the Reformed Church, Herkimer," (1886), 
"Sketches of European Travel/' (1889), "Address at the Funeral 
of Gen. Francis E. Spinner," (1891), *'Rutgers, '76 — Twenty- five 
Years After," (1900), occasional discourses, and numerous articles 
in the secular and religious press ; member, N. Y. State Historical 
Association, Empire State Society, S. A. R., Phi Beta Kappa As- 
sociation, New York, Board of Publij:ation, Reformed Church, etc. ; 
m. Oct. 28, 1886, in the First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, Rev. 
Charles Cuthbert Hall, D. D., officiating, Lizzie Randall, daughter 
of John Burst and Mary H. Spear, of Brooklyn ; children : 1. Henry 
Randall, student Lehigh University ; ii, Frances Sheldon, iii. Emily 
Miller, iv. Elizabeth Howard. 

vii. Charlotte Augusta^ Cox, — graduate, N. J. State Normal 
School, Trenton ; Principal, Public School, No. 96, Brooklyn ; unm. 

viii. Emily Florence' Cox, — Brooklyn, N. Y. ; unm. 

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School, N. Y. ; m. Aug. g. 1892, Irving Green, of Brooklyn ; no chil- 
dren. 

CHILDREN OF MARIANNE® FLANIGAN AND JAMES SHEA. 

i. Charles Edward'^ Shea, (Marianne* Flannigan, Marianne* 
McCurtain, Deborah* Cox, Thomas', Joseph*, Thomas^), — ^b. Sept. 
II, 1821; d. Nov. 21, 1859; m. Anna Louise Deming; children: i. 
Charles, b. Sept. 1846, d. July, 1864; ii. Julia Clarissa, Hi. Mary, b. 
Jan. II, 1850, unm. ; iv, Fanny, b. Sept. 1855, m. and living in Cali- 
fornia, husband deceased. 

ii. John Dawson'^ Shea, — ^b. July 22, 1824; m. Sophia Savage; 
deceased; children: t. Ada, ii. Emma — ^both unmarried. 

V. Maria Louise^ Shea, — New York City; m. David Provost 
Vandeventer, of Monmouth Co., N. J., now deceased; children: i, 
David Provost, b. 1866, unm., ii. Florence, b. May 24, 1864, m. Clar- 
ence Eugene Secor, of New York, children — (i) Clarence Eugene, 
grad. Yale Univ., living in New York, (2) Horace Douglas, (3) 
Marie Josephine, (4) Maria Louise, Hi. Marie Josephine, b. Jan. 11, 
1869, m. James Venn Paterson — son, Robert Vandeventer, b. 1890, 
iv. Raphael, h. Oct. 31, 1872, unm. 

Eighth Generation. 
i. Anna Maria* Meirs, (Sarah A. H.^ Cox, Thomas H.*, Thom- 
as', Thomas*, Thomas', Thomas*, Thomas^), — Monmouth Co., N. 
J., b. Jan. 3, 1835; d. Dec. 12, 1862; m. John L. Hulme; children: i. 
Mary, h. Sept. 18, 1857, ii. Sarah, h. Aug. 24, 1859, m. Oct. i, 1885, 
Hon. Barton B. Hutchinson, of Trenton, N. J. — children, (i) 
Charles Percy, (2) Lawrence Miles, (3) Anna Hulme, (4) Alice 
Paxton. 



i. Lillian* Cox, (Gilbert^ William*, Joshua*, James*, John*, 
James^ Thomas^), — ^b. Loveland, O., Nov. 16, 1866; m. Perry 
Wene; four sons and one daughter. George Wene, the eldest son, 
m. 1909, and has a son. 

iv. Clyde C* Cox, — Loveland, O. ; brother of Lillian ; b. Dec. 26, 
1884; farmer; m. June 24, 1908, Mary Gest, granddaughter of Gen, 
Frazee, a soldier of the Civil War ; children : i. Mary, U. Martha,— 
twins, b. Feb. 5, 1910. 



ii. Isaac Gilbert* Cox, (William C.^, Gilbert*, Benjamin* (?), 
James*, John*, James^ Thomas^), — Butler Co., O. ; b. Oct. 14, 1848; 
m. Mar. 2, 1871, Elizabeth Baird; children: i. Franklin P., ii. Wil- 
liam, Hi. Lola, b. Mar. 28, 1880, iv. Lydia, b. Sept. 29, 1882. 

vii. Hon. James M.* Cox, (Gilbert^, Gilbert*, Benjamin*, James*, 
John*, James*, Thomas^), — Dayton, Ohio; Member of Congress. 



i. Frank A.* Ellis, (Elizabeth^ Cox, James L.*, Lewis*, James*, 
Joseph*, James*, Thomas^), Denver, Colorado. 



i. Bessie* Lawrence, (Eleanor H.^ Cox, George W.*, Lewis*, 
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New Brunswick, N. J. ; children : i. Martha Lawrence, b. 1908 ; ti. 
Mary Elisabeth, b. 1900. 

CHILDREN OF CHARLOTTE^ STEWARD AND ISAAC B. EDWARDS. 

i. Harry* Edwards, (Charlotte^ Steward, Mary L.* Cox, Lewis' 
Cox, James*, Joseph*, James*, Thomas*), — d. Oct. 19, 1901 ; m. An- 
nie Hendrickson ; children : i. Margaret, ii. Charlotte. 

ii. Mary S.* Edwards, — ^m. Strickland Kneiss, of Philadelphia; 
children: f. Strickland, b. 1890; ii, Edwards, b. 1894. 

children of ELIZABETH^ LAWRENCE RUE AND GEORGE WILDES. 

iL John E.* Wildes, (Elizabeth L.^ Rue, Ann P.* Cox, Lewis*, 
James*, Joseph*, James*, Thomas^), — ^m. Fanny Kiem. 

iii. Elizabeth Bowen* Wildes, — ^m. Lewis Billingslea, of Ger- 
mantown, Philadelphia ; children : ». Elizabeth, ii, Eleanor, iii. James. 

iv. Mary Agnes* Wildes, — ^m. Charles C. Warburton, of Phila- 
delphia ; children : i. Mary Agnes, ii. Philip, iii. Elliot. 

vi. George Wildes, Jr., — Baton Rouge, Louisiana; m. Estelle 
Burchett ; daughter, Estelle Burchett. 



ii. Ann Holmes* Rue, (James L.^, Ann P.* Cox, Lewis*, James*, 
Joseph', James*, Thomas^), — ^b. 1869; m. William H. Meirs, of 
Cream Ric^e, N. J. ; children : i. William Rue, b. Jan. 6, 1894 ; ii. 
Mary Holmes, b. Sept. 27^ 1898. 

children of NANCY^ EVERETT AND JOHN B. CONINE. 

i. John Newton* Conine, (Nancy^ Everett, Susannah Cox*, 
Thomas*, Joseph*, Thomas*, Joseph*, Thomas^), — b. Aug. 21, 1846; 
in employ of R. D. Wood Co., Camden, N. J. ; m. Sept. 28, 1870, 
Annie, daughter of Aaron W. Lewis, of New Hope, Pa. ; children : 
«. William, b. 1871, m. Oct. 22, 1893, Elizabeth Hickman; ii. Carrie, 
b. Feb. 19, 1873, m. Oct. 22, 1893, Barclay L. Severans, in real es- 
tate business, Camden, N. J.; children, (i) Russell Conine, d. 1895, 
(2) Maria Wilson ; iii. Horace, b. Sept. 28, 1875, buyer, for L. Da- 
manbaum & Co., Philadelphia, m. June 28, 1907, Frances Lisle, — 
son, Horace Lisle; iv. Bertha, b. Jan. 20, 1879, m. Nov. 28, 1901, 
Harry Bell Darlington, steam fitter, residence, Mantua, N. J. ; chil- 
dren: (i) Grace, (2) James Harper; v. Lewis, b. Oct. 30, 1881, 
nnm; vi, Walter, b. Dec. 30, 1885, unm. ; vii. Florence, b. Sept. 14, 
1888, m. Oct. 7, 1907, Walter L. Schmidt, book-keeper, Camden, 
N. J., daughter, Miriam Elizabeth. 

. ii. Susan Louisa* Conine, — ^b. 185 1; m. Howard A. Conover, 
Trentoo, N. J. ; children : i. Harry David, of The Trenton Times, b. 
Lambertville, May 13, 1869, m. Apr. 10, 1889, Laura V. Elwood, d. 
Waverly, N. Y., Dec. 1901, children — (i) Russell Elwood, (2) Flor- 
?ce v., (3) Ethel May, (4) Clifford Augustus, (5) Willard Baird; 
it. George L., foreman Electric Co., Trenton, N. J., b. May 15, 1871, 
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(2) Raymond, (3) Marion, deceased, (4) Norman, (5) Earle; m. 
Frank, b. Nov. 29, 1872, d. Sept. 15, 1873; *^- Virginia, b. Aug. 5, 

1874, d. Jan. 6, 1883 ; v. Charles J., druggist, Trenton, b. Nov. 18, 

1875, ^- Oct. 26, 1898, Gertrude B. Hick, who d. Feb. 20, 1903, no 
issue; vi. Luella, b. July 9, 1880, d. Dec. 20, 1882; ini. Stella M., b, 
Aug. 6, 1883, m. Oct 15, 1902, Walter N. Grant, of Camden, N. J., 
— son, Paul Ellis; viii, Edna, b. Dec. 17, 1884, d. July 13, 18S5; ix, 
Walter, b. Nov. 7, 1886, d. June 17, 1887; .r. Edith, b. Nov. 26, 1888, 
m. June 10, 1910, Fred I. Gilbert, of Camden, N. J. 

V. Elizabeth* Conine, — b. 1861 ; m. Charles Luke Gimson, b. 
1859, of Lambertville, N. J., — son, Alfred Luke, connected with The 
Beacon, newspaper, of Lambertville ; unm. 

vi. Joseph Everett* Conine, — Philadelphia ; b. 1867 ; with Met- 
ropolitan Life Insurance Co., of N. Y. ; m. (i) Elvira S. Moore 
(1867-1905), (2) Marie Estelle Foy; children: first marriage — ». 
Edna, b. 1887, d. 1888; «. Ethel, b. 1889, d. 1898; m. Helen b. 1898. 

iv. Emma' Everett, (Joseph Cox^, [Everett] Susannah* Cox, 
Thomas', Joseph*, Thomas', Joseph*, Thomas^), — ^b. July i, 1857; 
m. Oct. 27, 1886, William Tait Walker, of Elizabeth, N. J. ; children: 
i. Edith E., b. July 3, 1888, ii, William Everett, b. Mar. 20, 1890, m. 
June 20, 1909, Eleanor Brocker, — daughter, Eleanor, m. James H., 
b. Nov. 6, 1892, d. in infancy. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN BRAY^ COX AND MARY HOPPOCK. 

i. George Edgar® Cox, (John B.'', Joseph', Thomas', Joseph*, 
Thomas', Joseph*, Thomas^), — b. June 12, 1843; d. Oct. 11, 1898; 
buried, Califon, N. J.; m. Mar. 19, 1868, Amelia Philhower (1842- 
1909) ; children: i. Mary A,, ii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 2, 1872, m. Ellis 
Haggerty, of Califon, b. 1861 — daughter, Georgia, b. 1892, m. George 
W. Alpaugh, Hi. Susan, iv. John B., v. William, vi. Ezra, vii. Harvey 
(or Harry?), x 

ii. Peter H.® Cox, — farmer, Lebanon, N. J. ; b. Aug. 28, 1845 > ™- 
Oct. 28, 1868, Matilda Henry, b. June 17, 1850; children: i. Lewis,. 
b. Jan. I, 1870, farmer, Lebanon, N. J., ii. Otclla, b. Aug. 17, 1871,. 
m. Nov. 8, 1899, Cyrus H. Alpaugh, b. 1869, of Lebanon — children, 
(i) David B., (2) Lester C, (3) Rachel S., (4) George C, (5) 
Ruth B. 

CHILDREN OF ROBERT SHAW^ COX AND CLARISSA PHILHOWER. 

i. Whitfield H. H.« Cox, (Robert S.^ Joseph^, Thomas*, 
Joseph*, Thomas", Joseph^ Thwnas^), — Newark, N. J., b. Feb. 3, 
1845; "^- Alice C. Vanderhoof, b. Oct. 22, 1847; children: i. Carrie 
Florence, b. June 18, 1868, m. John W. Reid, who died — daughter » 
Alice A., b. Nov. 24, 1890, ii. Minnie Catharine, b. Aug. 7, 1870, m. 
Robert M. Lee, East Orange, N. J., — son, George, Hi. Whitfield H,, 
Jr., U. S. Army, b. Nov. 9, 1872, iv. Robert H., b. Aug. 8, 1877, ^• 
Charles F., b. Dec. 10, 1879, ^^- Mabel D., b. Sept. 14, 1882, m. 
Ernest Blount — son, E. Whitfield, b. Mar. 29, 1907, vii. Graver C, 
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li. Isaac Philhower® Cox, — Newark, N. J. ; b. Apr. 8, 1847 ; m. 
July 24, 1867, Margaret Kennedy ; children : 1. Linnie May, b. Dec. 
4, 1874, m. Charles Middleton, of Newark, two children, — a son 
and a daughter; ii. Ada Belle, b. Jan. 30, 1882, m. Oct. 12, 1904, 
Henry Qyde Ingersoll, of Bradley Beach, N. J., daughter, Geraldine 
Ottilia, b. Oct. 26, 1909. 

iv. Robert Shaw* Cox, — of R. S. Cox and Sons, coal dealers, 
Newark, N. J.; b. Feb. i, 1851 ; m. Amanda Hunt Buchanan (1852- 
1900), of Peapack, N. J. ; children : i. Ida, b. Nov. 14, 1871, m. July 
II, 1895, William W. Kippax, of Peapack, N. J., — children, (i) Eva 
Loree, (2) William Milton, (3) Viola Irene; ii. William, b. Jan. 7, 
1874, of R. S. Cox and Sons, Newark, m. Apr. 10, 1900, Marion 
Grace Wenz — children, (i) William Robert, (2) Raymond Wes- 
ley* (3) Howard, (4) Hazel Maria; Hi. Robert Shaw, b. Oct. 16, 
1879; iv. Milton, b. Mar. 7, 1884; v. Eva, b. Oct. 28, 1885, m. Apr. 
1902, Walter Apgar, of Somerset Co., N. J., — children, (i) Walter, 
(2) Leroy, zn. Harold, b. June 7, 1903. 

V. Sarah Ponett® Cox, — ^b. Feb. i, 1854; m. Philemon Dickin- 
son, of Irvington, N. J. ; his second wife ; no children. 

vi. Juliet* Cox, — ^twin sister of Sarah P.; m. Henry A. Bam- 

bridge, wholesale grocer, of Newark, N. J., who d. ; second 

wife; children: i. Edith May, m. Montague G. Smith, of Newark, — 
daughter, Lois Lorraine, b. May 29, 1902 ; ii. Harriet Irene, m. Luth- 
er Woolhouse, of Newark — daughter, Theodora Lucille, b. Aug. 
1908. 

vii. Harriet Minerva® Cox, — ^b. June 28, 1861 ; m. Charles E. 
Bidewell, of Newark, long connected with the Roebeling Co., of 
Trenton ; children : 1. Stella May, m. Frederick Sweet, of Newark, 
N. J., — son, Richard Harwood ; ii. George F., with Roebeling Con- 
struction Co., m. Flora Miller — children, (i) George Wayne, (2) 
Virginia Mae, b. Nov. 3, 1910. 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM JOHNSON^ COX AND MARY ANN SCHUYLER. 

i. Theodore H.® Cox, (William J.^ Joseph®, Thomas*, Joseph*, 
Thomas', Joseph*, Thomas^), — Chester, Morris Co., N. J.; b. Nov. 
28, 185 1 ; m., 1876, Mary M. Townsend, of Sussex Co., b. June 20, 
1857; Elder, Presbyterian Church, Chester; children: i. Wiliam J., 
farmer, b. Aug. 13, 1877, "i. Mar. 3, 1900, Elizabeth Pool, b. Apr. 
28, 1876, — son, Fred P., b. Dec. 10, 1906 ; ii. Ava Belle, b. June 7, 
1879, m. May 28, 1898, Samuel Niper, of Hackettstown, N. J., — 
children, (i) Raymond S., (2) Hazel Mae, (3) Theodora Mary; 
in. Richard Field, b. Jan. 26, 1881, m. June 6, 1907, Elizabeth L. 
Carson, of Newton, Sussex Co., N. J., — son, Gerald Lyons, b. Sept. 
27, 1908; iv. Georgianna, b. Oct. 2, 1882, unm. ; v. Carrie May, b. 
Aug. 12, 1884, m. Aug. I, 1907, Augustus Reed, of Flanders, N. J., — 
children, ( i ) Howard Augustus, (2) Carl Edwin ; vi. Floyd, b. June 
14, d. June 15, 1901 ; vii. Penelope L., b. June 13, 1893 ; viii. Ellis, b. 
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ii. Mary E.® Cox, — b. July 17, 1853; m. July 17, 1875, Richaiil 
D. Field, of Whitehouse, N. J. ; no issue. 

iii. WiLUAM Austin® Cox, — ^Lebanon, N. J.; b. Aug. 12, 1859; 
m. (i) Catharine Louise Sutton (1858-1896), (2) Elizabeth M. Sol- 
omon (1852- 1906); children: first marriage — i. Samuel Lewis, it. 
Estella Belle, b. Feb. 28, 1883, m. Mar. 3, 1902, George W. Todd, of 
Lebanon, b. Aug. 10, 1879 — son, Floyd, b. Jan. 16, 1903; iii, IVil- 
liam Johnson, iv. Jennie Edna, b. May 7, 1890, m. Lemuel, L. Man- 
non, of Lebanon, b. Feb. 6, 1884 — son, Alva A. W., b. Dec. 27, 1908; 
V, Mary Ellen, vi, Minnie. 

iv. Peter S® Cox, — farmer. Middle Valley, N. p.; b. Mar. 31, 
1863; m. Gertrude Hardy, b. 1867; children: t. Albert H,, ii. Frank, 
iii. Charles, u'. Willard, v. Louis, vi. Raymond, vii. Florence. 

CHILDREN OF FRANCES^ COX AND PETER APGAR. 

i. Harriet Louise* Apgar, (Frances^ Cox, Joseph*, Thomas*, Jo- 
seph*, Thomas*, Joseph*, Thomas^), — ^b. Oct. 6, 1855; m. Dec. 16, 
1878, Samuel Qark, of New Germantown, N. J. ; daughter, Blanche 
Loree, m. Henry Kline Dunham, of Qinton, N. J., her son, Paul 
Qark, b. Oct. 15, 1908. 

ii. James Hiram* Apgar, — b. Mar. 24, 1857 ; d. Nov. 2, 1892 ; m. 
Dec. 22, 1879, Sarah Clark ; children : ». Louise Clark, ii. Mabel, iii. 
Archibald, iv. Pearl. 

iii. Charles Elwood* Apgar, — Gladstone, N. J. ; b. Mar. 4, 1859; 
m. Feb. 28, 1894, Louise Fellows ; children : i. Frances. 

iv. Lewis Archibald* Apgar, — Morristown, N. J.; b. June 21, 
1863; m. Sept., 1897, Clara W. Harrison; children: f. Clarence 
Lewis, ii. Harrie Dufford, iii. Helen Maria. 

V. Emily Loree* Apgar, — New Germantown, N. J. ; b. May 4, 
1867; unmarried. 



iv. Charles Elliott* Carpenter, (Sarah L.^ Cox, James B.*, 
Thomas*, Joseph*, Thomas*, Joseph^, Thomas^), — of the hardware 
firm of Carpenter and Bayles, New York ; b. Hoboken, N. J. ; edu- 
cated in private schools, Hoboken, and Clinton, N. J., and at the Rut- 
gers Preparatory School, New Brunswick; m. Anna Sarles H3ratt, 
of New York ; children : 1. Josephine Hyatt, ii. Nathaniel De Groot. 

ii. Julia Clarisa* Shea, (Charles E.^, Marianne Flanigan*, 
Marianne* McCurtain, Deborah* Cox, Thomas*, Joseph*, Thomas^), 
— New York City ; m. Adelbert Clinton Bloss, who d. ; chil- 
dren: i. Adele Harwood, m. Frederick Delos Mont fort, St. Paul, 
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ISAAC COX, OF ENGLAND. 
First Generation. 

ISAAC^ Cox, — ^b. in England, about 1590; supposed to be identical 
with Sir Isaac Cox. It has also been claimed that he was a son of 
John Coxe, b. 1560-62 and a grandson of John Coxe who was the 
second son of Sir Richard Coxe, b. 1499, d. 1581 ; but no proof ap- 
pears in support of this statement; m. Elizabeth Clinton and had a 
son, PhiUp. 

Second Generation. 

Philip* Cox, (Isaac^), — of London, England; b. about 1620; m. 
Anna Irving Moore, — ^son, Isaac. 

Third Generation. 

Isaac' Cox, (Philip*, Isaac^), — merchant; b. in London between 
1650 and 1655 ; thought to have been one of the original incorpora- 
tors of the West Jersey Land Society; bought land and settled at 
Elizabethtown, N. J., about 1690; m. (i), in 1676, Sarah Trembley, 
nee Sutton, widow of George Trembly, a Huguenot nobleman, 
and daughter of Sir Henry Sutton and Elizabeth, his wife, daugh- 
ter of Lord John Berkeley; m. (2) Martha Graves, nee Bentley, 
widow of Captain Jacob Graves, of the English Navy, whose daugh- 
ter, Martha, was the second wife of Peter Trembley; Trembley's 
daughter, Hannah, was the third wife of Philip* Cox, whom 
she married, about 1737-8, m. (3) Mary Trembley, nee Noe, widow 
of the Huguenot, John Trembley, brother of George, and daughter 
of Peter Noe and Margaret Clark, his wife. They had no children. 
Martha Graves was a daughter of William Bentley and his wife, 
Mary, daughter of Col. Richard Townley, by a daughter of Philip 
Cartaret; children: first marriage, — ». Philip ; probably others, but 
no record. 

Fourth Generation. 

Philip* Cox, (Isaac', Philip*, Isaac^) — b. in England, Jan. 17, 
1677; ^- Sept., 1785; came, when a child, with his parents, to Eliza- 
bethtown, N. J., about 1690; removed, later, to the Blue Hills, in 
Somerset Co., where he died at the remarkable age of 108 years ; m. 
(i), Sept. 24, 1698, Hannah, b. June 7, 1679, daughter of John and 
Mary Trembly, his step sister; name of second wife not known; 
possibly, Dorcas, only daughter and heiress of Captain Graves, of 
the English Navy, above mentioned, who came to Elizabethtown, 
about 1700, and died soon afterwards; more likely, however, that 
Dorcas Graves m. his son, Philip" Cox, q. v. ; m. (3) Hannah, daugh- 
ter of Peter Trembley and Martha, his second wife, widow of Cap- 
tain Graves; Hannah, a niece of Hannah Trembley, first wife of 
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(Hannah ?), iv. Mary; third marriage — v. Isaac; other children, but 
of which marriage, not known — vi, Hannah, vii, Susannah. His 
will. Mar. lo, 1785, probated Sept. 29, same year, mentions only three 
children, viz. : Isaac, Hannah (Sutton), and Susannah (Sutton) ; the 
others probably not living, at the time. 

Fifth Generation, 
children of philip* cox and hannah trembley. 

i. Philip* Cox, (Philip*, Isaac', Philip*, Isaac^), — of the Blue 
Hills, Somerset Co., N. J., a name given formerly to a region Ijring 
to the north of the present village of Somerville ; b. Elizabethtown, 
N. J., about 1699; d. 1736; his will, Sept. 7, 1728, probated Aug. 18, 
1736, mentions the four children, named below, but makes no refer- 
ence to his wife. She may have been the Darkes (Dorcas) Cox, 
named in an instrument, dated Feb., 1753, ^^ whom Philip* Cox 
"signed over" certain property, "for rate resined" by him, and was 
perhaps identical with Dorcas Graves, previously mentioned, who m. 
Philip Cox ; children : «. John, it. Philip, Hi, Phineas, iv, Elisabeth, 

ii. Sarah" Cox, — ^m. Peter Trembley, Jr.; children: Sarah, m. 
David Riggs, ii. Anna, m. John Henry Gray--daughter, Mary Ann, 
m. William Qark. 

iii. Annah* Cox, — ^m. Jacob Cosart, b. 1701 ; probably his second 
wife; children: t. Anthony^ youngest son, m. Catharine Coon; other 
children of Jacob Cosart were Jacob, b. 1724, Anna, Mary, who m. 

Sutton, and Leah, who m. Joseph Riggs, but it is not known 

which of these, if any, were of the second marriage. 

iv. Mary" Cox, — ^m. John Sutton, brother of David; daughter, 
Elisabeth, first wife of Jacob Cosart, Jr. 

V. Isaac* Cox, — son of Philip* Cox and Hanna Trembley, his 
third wife, niece of first wife, of same name ; b. Somerset Co., N. J., 
1743; d. Harrison, now Lewis Co., West Virginia, about 1837; m. 
(i) Nancy, daughter of William and Emma (Morrell) Gray, (2) 
Sarah, b. 1747-50, youngest child of David Sutton; children: first 
marriage — i. Mary Elizaheth, ii, Mary Elizabeth; second marriage — 
iii. Sarah, iv, Philip, v, John, vi, Hannah, m. Joseph Smith; vii. 
Isaac, 

vi. Hannah* Cox, — sister of Isaac" ; m. Sutton. 

vii. Susannah* Cox, — another sister; m. Sutton. One 

of these sisters, not certain which, m. Rev. James Sutton, son of 
David. 

Sixth Generation. 

CHILDREN of PHILIP* COX AND ( ?) DORCAS GRAVES. 

i. John* Cox, (Philip*, Philip^ Isaac*, Philip*, Isaac^ ,— eldest 
son; b. Blue Hills, Somerset Co., probably about 1721 ; believed to 
be identical with John Cox, one of the pioneers of Sussex Co., 
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family of Blue Hills ; as no further mention of his name occurs in 
Somerset Co., records, after his father's death in 1736, it is proba- 
ble that he removed in early life to Sussex Co., where he died, in 

1767, or later ; m. Mercy ; children : t. Jacob, ii. Samuel, Hi, 

Phineas, iv. John, v. Benjamin, vi. William, vii. Mary, viii. Dorcas, 
ftjr. Elizabeth. 

ii. Philip* Cox, — mill-wright, Somerset Co.; bought of Francis 
HoUinshead, same county, fifty acres of land, between the first and 
second mountains, called Blue Hills; deed dated, Nov. 17, 1743; 
"signed over by Philip Cox to Dorkes (Dorcas) Cox, Feb. 1753, for 
rate resined by me"; deed recorded, Oct. 30, 1794; Dorcas Cox, 
probably his mother. 

iii. Phineas* Cox, — of Somerset Co., N. J., bought of William 
Bumet, 193 acres; deed, Apr. 15, 1749, recorded at Perth Amboy, 
witnessed by Robert Lane and John Cox, the latter perhaps his 
brother. 



ii. Mary Euzabeth® Cox, 2nd, (Isaac*, Philip*, Isaac', Philip*, 
Isaac^),— daughter of Isaac* Cox and Nancy Gray ; m. Thomas Mer- 
cer; lived at Mansfield, N. J. ; removed to Taunton, Burlington Co., 
(Monmouth?) ; d. 1812, her husband, 1817; both buried at Taunton; 
son, Benjamin, m. Elizabetli Delonoy. 

iii. Sarah* Cox,— daughter of Isaac* Cox and Sarah Sutton, his 
second wife ; m. John A. Tingley, in Mansfield, Ocean ( ?) Co., N. 
J. ; eight children. 

V. John* Cox, — brother of Sarah ; called, "J^^g^ John Cox" ; b. 
Eastern part of Somerset Co., Jan. 6, 1774; d. Apr. 24, 1821, at 
Fairfield, Ohio; m. Sarah, b. Oct. i, 1773, d. Oct. 16, 1840, daugh- 
ter of William and Mary Ann (Gray) Clark ; children : t. David Sut- 
ton, b. Somerset Co., May 4, 1795, m. Annie S., daughter of Samuel 
Tingley; ii. Elizabeth, b. Harrison Co., Va., m. James Allen; iii. 
Sarah, h. Harrison Co., Va., m. John Haddox ; iv. John, v. Isaac, m. 
Lydia, daughter of Rev. Thomas Cosard, and Abigail Tingley, 
daughter of Joseph, (Rev. Thomas Cosard, son of Anthony and 
Catharine (Coon) Cosard, or Cosart) ; vi. Mary, m. Jonathan Mar- 
tin ; Tni. Christina, m. Solomon Mozier ; viii. James, m. Jane Wood 
Ward ; ix. Matilda, m. James ( ?) Ainsworth ; x. Martha, m. Othias 
McGovern ; the last six, b. Fairfield, O. 

Seventh Generation. 

iv. JoHN^ Cox, (John*, Philip»(?), Philip*, Isaac", Philip^ Isaac^), 
b. Sussex Co., d. Deckertown, now Sussex, 1810; member of N. J. 
Assembly, 1807-1809; supposed to have been the John, son of John 

Cox, mentioned in will of the latter, June 4, 1767; m. ; son, 

Nicholas /. , 

vi. William^ Cox, — brother of the above (?), b. about 1750; d. 
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HofF, of Kingwood Township, Hunterdon Co. ; removed to Elbridge^ 
Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; probably a Revolutionary soldier; inscription 
on his tomb, at Elbridge, reads : "Aged patriot, rests in peace ;" chil- 
dren : «. Maria, «. Susan, u«. Charles, iv. John, v. William, vi. Gabriel, 
vii. Hamilton, viii, Rebecca, ix. Lydia, x. Nicholas. 



iv. JoHN^ Cox, (John®, Isaac®, Philip*, Isaac', Philip*, Isaac^), b. 
Harrison Co., Va., Sept. i6, 1800; d. Osborn, O., Apr. 9, 1883; m. 
Dec, 1821, Hannah Havens Cook (1804-1874); children: i. Jona^ 
than Clark, ii. John Clay, — perhaps others. 

Eighth Generation. 

1. Nicholas I.« Cox, (John^ John*, Philip* (?), Philip*, Isaac*,. 
Philip*, Isaac^), — ^b. Sussex Co., 1789; m. 1809, Meribah McCoy; 
children: t. Maria, m. 1832, Fountain Smith; ii. James, Hi, IViUiam, 
m. 1837, Emeline Martin; iv. Meribah, m. 1837, Thompson Riggs; 
V. Betsey, m. 1844, John Adams; vi. Experience, m. 1844, C. K^ 
Scott ; vii. Nicholas, m. 1845, Charlotte Dunn ; viii. Rebecca, m. 1854, 
Edward Wilson; ix. McCoy, m. i860, Caroline Roe. 



i. Maria^ Cox, (William^ John* (?), Philip', Philip*, Isaac*, 
Philip*, Isaac*), — b. Onondaga Co., N. Y., Nov. 4, 1793; d. Feb. 4. 
1882; m. Feb. 16, 1812, James Lamkton, b. July 20, 1788, d. Oct. 5, 
1835, served in War of 1812 ; children : i. John C., ii. Clark, Hi. Alan- 
£0, iv. Butler, v. Lyman, vi. Lydia, vii. Mary, viii. Maria, ix. William. 

ii. Susan® Cox, — ^m. Fulton; children: i. William, H. 

Columbus, Hi. James, iv. Julia. 

iii. Charles® Cox, — Hannibal, N. Y. ; m. ; children: u 

William, ii. Butler, iii. Nicholas. 

iv. Rev. John Cox, — m. ; children: i. John, ii. Hamilton, 

iii. Willard, iv. Mary Jane, v. Sally Ann. 

V. William® Cox, — ^b. 1800; d. 1893; lived and died near Hilton, 
Monroe Co., N. Y. ; m. Patty Johnson ; d. 1887 ; children : t . Lavinia, 
ii. Benjamin, iii. a son. 

vi. Gabriel® Cox, — ^m. ; children: t. Susan, ii. Martin, Hi. 

Eliza, iv. Mary, v. John, vi. George, vii. Charles A., viii. Martha. 

vii. Hamilton® Cox, M. D., — lived at Parma, N. Y. ; m. (?) R. 
Emily ; children : i. Francis, ii. Margaret, iii. Hattie. iv. Brad- 
ley. 



viii. Rebecca® Cox, — m. Philip Cook, Elbridge, N. Y. ; children: 
i. Jerusha, ii. Asanath iii. Mary, iv. William, v. Charles, vi. Jose- 
phine, vii. Cornelia. ^ 

x. Nicholas® Cox, — probably lived at Parma, N. Y., and m. 

Artemitia ; children: i. Nelson D., d. 1875, m. Almira E. 

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A. Hamilton Cox buys 140 rods of land in town of Alabama, of 
Joshua Cook and Dorcas (Cox ?), his wife, 8.24.1840; figures in 
other land transactions, in same locality, about same time; on Mar. 
4, i860, with wife, R. Emily, gives deed to Samuel Wyman, for 12 
acres in Parma. 



Nicholas Cox and wife Artemitia, of Parma, N. Y., conveyed 12 
acres in Parma, Nov. 30, 1854, to Jonathan S. Pease. Nelson D. 
Cox conveyed property, 1854; letters of administration granted to his 
widow, Ahnira E. Cox, Feb. 4. 1875 — [Rochester Records], 



i. Jonathan Clark* Cox, (John^ John®, Isaac*^, Philip*, Isaac*, 
Philip^ Isaac^), — b. Osborn, O., Jan. 6, 1828; d. Aug. 19, 1897; m. 

; son, Edwin B,, b. Nov. 25, 1851, Superintendent, Public 

Schools, Xenia, O. 

ii. John Clay® Cox, — late of Dayton, O. ; brother of Jonathan C. ; 
b. Aug. 2, 1841 ; d. Feb. 3, 191 1 ; author of an unpublished geneal- 
ogy of that branch of the Cox family to which he belonged, on which 
some part of the information here given is based; m. (i) Aug, 26, 
1863, Sarah S. Reese, (2) Oct. i, 1888, Maria Markley, whose 
mother was a sister of Frank Herr, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of 
John and granddaughter of Anthony and Catharine (Coon) Cosad ; 
children: first marriage — i. Carrie E., b. Aug. 6, 1871, unm. ; ii. 
Robert C, b. July 26, 1880; children — (i) John Philip, b. Aug. 19, 
1905, (2) Virginia, b. Feb. 26, 1909. 

Ninth Generation. 

ii. James^ Cox, (Nicholas I.*, John^ John*, Philip' (?), Philip*, 
Isaac^, Philip*, Isaac^), — Sussex Co., N. J.; b. about 1812; d. 
; Freeholder, Wantage, 1852-4; Trustee, Cemetery Associa- 
tion, Deckertown, 1872, and 1881 ; Deacon, Wantage Baptist Church ; 
family among the early settlers of the town; m. 1835, Sarah Van 
Fleet ; children : i. John M,, ii. William, m. Mary Wilson ; Hi, Lewis, 
m. Margaret DeWitt; iv. Emily, m. Peter Couse; v. Delia, m. Evi 
Wilson ; in. Meribah, unm.. 



vii. Mary* Lankton, (Maria® Cox, William^, John* (?), Philip*, 
Philip*, Isaac*, Philip*, Isaac^), — ^b. May 30, 1830; m. Harrison, b. 
May 17, 1826, d. Mar. 9, 1876, son of John and Celicia ( ?) (Par- 
sons) Halsted; children: t. Celicia Maria, ii. Harriet Rocelia, Hi. 
Ida, b. Aug. 25, d. Dec. 16, 1857; iv. a child, b. Dec. 25, 1858, d. 
Mar. 3, 1859; V, Herschel, b. Feb. 16, i860, d. Mar. 10, 1897. 

1. Lavinia* Cox, (William®, William^ John® (?), Philip', Philip*, 

Isaac®, Philip^ Isaac*),— b. 1826; d. Apr. 18, 1879; ^' Bur- 

ritt, of Hilton, N. Y. ; children : t. Delno C, ii. William S., Hi. Frank 
M., iv. Mary, v. Martha. 

ii. Benjamin® Cox, — ^brother of Lavinia : d. Hilton, N. Y., 1887 ; 

m. ; children : i. Mary, ii. William, Hi. Edward. 

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vii. Charles A.* Cox, (Gabriel®, William^ John* (?), Philip*, 
Philip*, Isaac", Philip*, Isaac^), — of Cox and Rice, lumber dealers, 
Hannibal, N. Y. 

Tenth Generation. 

i. John M." Cox, (James*, Nicholas I.^ John% John*, Philip»( ?), 
Philip*, Isaac*, Philip*, Isaac^), — of Sussex Co., N. J.; m, 1863, 
Mary J. Coe ; only child : Sarah E,, m. 1888, Frank Holbert, Cash- 
ier, Farmers' National Bank, Sussex, N, J.; children — (i) Theo- 
dore Margarum, b. 1890, (2) Adelaide Coe, b. 1891, (3) Jacob Nor- 
thorp, b. 1899. 

i. Celicia Maria^® Halsted, (Mary* Lankton, Maria* Cox, Wil- 
liam^ John* (?), Philip*, Philip*, Isaac*, Philip*, IsaacM,— b. May 
12, 1852; m. May 22, 1872, Austin Elliott Cook, of Hadley, Mass.; 
children: i. Jay Erastus, it, Rufus Halsted, m. Harry Lyman, vu. 
Laura May. 

ii. Harriet Rocelia^® Halsted, — sister of Celicia M. ; b. June i, 
1854; m. Oct. 7, 1874, John Douglass Shult (?), of Slaterville 
Springs, N. Y. ; children : i, Herbert, ii, Herschel Edward, 

DANIEL COXE, OF COUNTY SOMERSET, ENGLAND. 

First Generation. 

Daniel^ Coxe, — otherwise known as "Daniel Coxe, of County 
Somerset, Gent"; progenitor of the well known Coxe family, long 
prominent in the social and political life of New Jersey and Penn- 
sylvania; d. at Stoke Newington, one of the suburbs of London, 
1686; had his seat in Somerset, one of the counties bordering on 
the Bristol Channel and the river Severn, in the early part of the 
seventeenth century ; son, Daniel, 

Second Generation. 

Dr. Daniel* Coxe, (Daniel^,) b. London, about 1640; d. Jan. 19, 
1730, in the 90th year of his age ; one of the notable figures of his 
day; graduated from the University of Cambridge, about 1669; a 
medical writer of distinction and court physician to Charles II and 
later, to Queen Anne. Enormous tracts of land in America, were 
granted him by the King, one of them including all the territory be- 
tween the 31st and 36th parallels of latitude and extending from the 
Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. He spent a fortune in having what he 
could, of this vast domain, explored, and called it Carolana, in honor 
of his sovereign. His vessels are said to have been the first to as- 
cend the Mississippi from the Gulf of Mexico, and the published ac- 
counts of the voyages and explorations of his agents comprise some 
of the earliest and most interesting chapters of American history. 
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in 1687, became Proprietary Governor of the Western division of 
Ibat province, ruling by proxy, until 1691, when he surrendered the 
governorship, retaining, however, his interest in the propriety. In 
1690, he bought from Thomas Cox, of London, one of the East 
Jersey Proprietors, his interest, consisting of one twenty- fourth part 
of the entire territory. These purchases made him the largest land- 
holder in the Jerseys, his possessions extending from Cape May, on 
the south, to the northern boundary of the present State of New Jer- 
sey. 

During all of this period, he was a staunch defender of the pre- 
rogatives of the Crown and of the Church of England and was deep- 
ly interested in the establishment of one of the earliest organizations 
of that church, located near Cape May, in the province of West 
Jersey. Of his immediate family nothing is known beyond the fact 
that he left a son, Daniel, who succeeded to his father's fortune and 
his father's name. 

Third Generation. 

CoL. Daniel* Coxe, (Daniel*, Daniel^), — ^b. 1673; bap. London, 
Aug. 31, 1673; d. Apr. 25, 1739, aged 65 years, as appears from the 
inscription on his tombstone in the graveyard of St. Mary's Episco- 
pal Church, Burlington, N. J. ; came to America probably with Lord 
Combury, who in 1702, received his appointment and entered upon 
his duties as Governor of New York — New Jersey, at that time, be- 
ing under the same jurisdiction ; appointed by Cornbury, to the com- 
mand of the King's forces in West Jersey, and thereafter known as 
Col. Coxe; returned to London, where in 1704, he made a vigorous 
defense against the attack of certain of the New Jersey Proprietors 
who represented large Quaker interests in that province. 

In 1705, through the influence of Lord Combury, and despite the 
opposition of the Quakers, he was made a member of the Gover- 
nor's Council, of New Jersey, and, in the following year, shortly af- 
ter his return to America, became an associate Judge of the Supreme 
Court of the province, under the appointment of Cornbury. 

The unfriendly feeling of the Quakers towards him does not ap- 
pear to have prejudiced him against their daughters or to have ren- 
dered him indifferent to the charms of one of them, in particular, 
who afterwards became his wife. 

The Jersey shore, opposite Philadelphia, has been the scene of 
many elopements from the Quaker City, but the first in the order 
of time and in the quality of historic interest, was the romance of 
Col. Coxe and Sarah, (b. about 1690, d. June 25, 1725) daughter 
of John Eckley, of Philadelphia. At the appointed time. Lord 
Combur/s chaplain awaited their coming and, by the light of a fire 
that had been kindled under a tree, in the small hours of the morn- 
ing, the two were made one. The date of the marriage is not given, 
but it must have occurred about 1708. 

In the following year when .St. Mary's Church of Burlington, was 
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time, he was once more, a member of the Governor's Council, in 
which he continued to serve until 1713, when he was removed by 
Gov. Hunter. In 1714, by the aid of the Swedish vote, he was 
elected to the Assembly, and again in 1716, both from the County of 
Gloucester and from the City of Salem. He chose to serve as the 
representative of Gloucester ; was made Speaker of the House, but, 
shortly afterwards, was expelled from the Assembly by his political 
opponents. Returning to England, he exerted his influence for the 
next two years, to bring about the removal of Gov. Hunter. While 
living in retirement, he wrote a description of Carolana which he 
published in 1722. It was re-published in 1727, and in 1741. On his 
return to New Jersey, he again became immersed in political affairs 
and about 1724, drew up his plan of union of the colonies, some 
thirty years before Franklin proposed the same thing in the Assem- 
bly at Albany. In 1725, he was a candidate for the Assembly, from 
Burlington, and on June 25th of that year, his wife died at the age 
of 35. Col. Coxe was prominent in Masonic circles and was the 
first to be honored with the office of Provincial Grand Master of 
the Order, for New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, to which 
he was chosen in 1730. In 1734, he was made a Judge of the Su- 
preme Court of New Jersey, by appointment of Gov. Cosby, and 
remained on the bench until his death, which occurred at Trenton, 
where the last years of his life were spent. 

The children of his marriage with Sarah Eckley, so far as known, 
were: i. Daniel, it. John, Hi, William, and probably, iv, Grace, v. 
Rebecca; other children named in his will : vi, Charles, vii. Thomas, 
b. about 173s; via. Mary, b. about 1737, d. before 1739. 

Fourth Generation, 
children of daniel* coxe and sarah eckley. 

1. Daniel* Cox, (Daniel*, Daniel^, Daniel^), — ^b. probably at Burl- 
ington, N. J., about 1710; d. Trenton, 1750; his life, uneventful; 
few notices of him in contemporary records ; one of the Burgesses 
named in the first charter of the borough and town of Trenton, 
1746; identified with the Proprietary party, at the time of the riot- 
ing, in 1747; m. Abigail ; children: i. Grace, ii, Daniel. 

ii. John Cox — ^b. Burlington, about 1712; admitted to the bar, 
1736; ranked high as a lawyer; defended the Rev. William Ten- 
nant, an eminent Presbyterian minister, in a famous case into which 
he had been reluctantly drawn, and secured his acquittal, though 
with little aid from the defendant who was as guileless of the law 
as he was deeply versed in the principles of evangelical religion, of 
which he was an eloquent exponent. In 1750, he was retained as 
counsel in a suit which came before Gov. Belcher, at Burlington, for 
adjudication, but declared publicly that it was useless for him to 
practice before that magistrate. He shared with the family, in the 
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liam, figured in some of the largest land transactions ever recorded 
in New Jersey; d. 1762; unmarried. 

iii. William* Coxe, — ^b. Burlington, 1723 ; d. 1801 ; a resident 
of Philadelphia during the greater part of his life, but died in the 
city of his birth. His interests appear to have been divided between 
Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In a deed of conveyance dated 
1760, he is described as "William Coxe, Gent, of Philadelphia. He 
was still a resident of that city in 1761, but when the odious Stamp 
Act of 1765, went into effect,, he was living, apparently, in Burling- 
ton, which was also the home of Gov. William Franklin, to whom he 
probably owed his appointment by the Crown as Stamp Officer for 
Xew Jersey. Both men belonged to St. Mary's Church, of Burling- 
ton, and were on terms of friendship if not of intimacy, but neither 
had accurately guaged the popular sentiment with regard to that 
measure. 

The office involved some responsibility and gave promise of being 
fairly lucrative, but when he entered upon its duties, the indignation 
of the people knew no bounds. His house was besieged and he was 
threatened with personal violence, as a result of which he promptly 
and prudently resigned. 

Ten years of agitation, followed by almost as many more of actual 
war, kept the colonies in a continual ferment. During that period 
his name was less prominent than it had been previously. His roy- 
alist sympathies had probably driven him into retirement, as he 
appears to have taken no active part either in the Revolutionary 
struggle or in the controversies which preceded it. His youngest 
child, bom in Philadelphia in 1769, was baptized at Sunbiu-y, Penn- 
sylvania, in 1771, from which it would seem that his home in Burl- 
ington had, for the time being, at least, been abandoned. He married 
Mary, born 1729, daughter of Tench Francis, Esq., of Philadelphia, 
Attorney General of Pennsylvania. Thirteen children were the fruit 
of that union. Their names are given, so far as known. Children : 
i. Sarah, ii. a daughter, m. Mary, iv. John D,, v. Tench, vi. William, 
vii. Rebecca, xiiu Daniel Willuxm; five other children, names un- 
known. 

The following marriages are noted in the records of Christ Church 
Philadelphia: 

Christian Coxe, m. Peter Stecker, Feb. 26, 1788. 

Elisabeth Coxe, m. Joseph Poole, June 15, 1797. 

iv. Charles* Coxe,— commonly known as Charles Coxe, of Sid- 
ney; b. probably at Trenton, Mar. 25, 1733, old style; died, Sept. 13, 
1815. His tombstone, in the old cemetery of the Bethlehem Presby- 
terian Church, near Clinton, N. J., and not far from his old home at 
Sidney, bears an inscription which recites his many virtues. There 
has been some question as to his parentage, but it seems altogether 
probable that he was the Charles Coxe, son of Col. Daniel, men- 
tioned in the will of the latter, and that his mother was Mary John- 
son, of Trenton, referred to in the same instrument, who died prior 
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phia. For many years, together with others who were prominent in 
society, he spent his summers at Schooley's Mountain, N. J., then 
and long afterwards, a fashionable watering place extensively pa- 
tronized by the Philadelphia aristocracy. 

The costly and brilliant equipage which he used in his journeyings 
to and fro, was much admired and of the summer throng that fre- 
quented that popular resort, no one attracted more attention than 
Judge Coxe. In the latter part of the eighteenth century, he bought 
the large estate at Sidney, comprising some 1200 acres, which had 
previously belonged to Judge Johnson, where he dispensed a prince- 
ly hospitality which made the old mansion and its master famous. 

Charles Coxe, the same, apparently, was a member of the L^sla- 
ture, from Hunterdon County, in 1776-7, and later, his name apn 
pears as one of the Justices of the County. 

Mrs. Charles Coxe was one of a committee of influential women 
of New Jersey, who organized at Trenton, in 1780, a movement for 
the relief of the suffering soldiers of the Continental Army, from 
which it may be inferred that not only Mrs. Coxe but her husband 
were in hearty sympathy with the patriot cause ; children, so far as 
known : 1. Rebecca, it. Maria, Hi. Grace, 



Eliza Augusta Coxe, m. Lucius W. Stockton, Dec. 16, 1795. 
[Hunterdon Co. Records.] 

Fifth Generation. 

Daniel* Cox, (Daniel* Daniel', Daniel*, DanieP), — ^fifth and last 
of the name, in direct line of succession from Daniel Coxe of County 
Somerset, England ; b. probably in Trenton, New Jersey, about 1740: 
d. in England, prior to 1828 ; studied law and was admitted to prac- 
tice in 1 761. In 1767, together with his brother-in-law, John Tabor 
Kempe, Attorney General of New York, he sailed for England where 
they succeeded in getting their Carolana claims adjusted by accept- 
ing extensive grants of land in western New York. In 1771, he 
was made a member of the Governor's Council and served until 1775, 
when the Council ceased to exist; m., 1771, Sarah, daughter of Dr. 
John Redman, of Philadelphia. 

He was a prominent Tory, and throughout the Revolutionary 
War, remained strong in his attachment to the British cause. Not- 
withstanding this, his beautiful home on the banks of the Delaware, 
at Trenton, was burned by the British, December, 27 ( ?) 1776, and 
in the following year, he fled to New York and placed himself under 
the protection of Lord Howe. 

His family appear to have taken refuge with his father-in-law, 
Dr. Redman, and to have remained under his care until the close 
of the war. Dr. Redman was a staunch patriot and a surgeon in the 
Continental army. 

In consequence of his Tory sympathies and activities, the estates 
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Besides the valuable property at Trenton, he owned farms at 
Hopewell, Kingston and Rocky Hill, N. J., all of which, together 
with lands in Burlington County and elsewhere, were sold by order 
of the government. 

At the close of the war he removed with his family to England, 
where they remained until 1806, when his wife returned to America 
to comfort her aged parents. Some years later, (in 1828), her 
husband having died, she brought suits in New Jersey, to recover her 
dower rights in the property which had been confiscated and suc- 
ceeded in obtaining judgment therefor; children: L John Redman, 
it. Leonard Steel, Hi. George, iv. Edward Plaisted, v. Anne Phila- 
delphia. 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM* COXE AND MARY FRANCIS. 

i. Sarah* Coxe, (William*, DanieP, Daniel*, DanieF), — eldest 
daughter; m. Apr. 24, 1768, Andrew Allen, of Philadelphia; chil- 
dren: f. Margaret, it. Ann, Hi. Elisabeth, iv. Thomas Dawson, v. 
John Pcnn, vi. Marie, vii. Andrew, Jr. * 

ii. ^ Coxe, — m. Thomas Force, b. about 1740, and lived in 

the neighborhood of Spruce Run, N. J., where her father owned ex- 
tensive tracts of land. 

iii. Mary* Coxe, — of Burlington, N. J.; d. 1804; unm. ; will pro- 
bated Dec. 24th, of that year, disposes of a considerable estate the 
greater part of which was left to her brothers then living and to the 
children of her sisters, Sarah and Rebecca, deceased. 

iv. John D.® Coxe, — of Philadelphia; one of the executors of 
his father, William, and of his sister, Mary Coxe; m. (i) Aug. 27, 
1789, Grace Riche, (2) May 2, 1792, Mary Footman ; figured, as ex- 
ecutor and otherwise, in numerous land transactions. 

V. Tench* Coxe, — b. Philadelphia, May 22, 1755 ; d. July 19 (or 
16?) 1824; a noted writer on Political Economy; member of the 

Continental Congress; m. (i) Mc Call, (2) Feb. 4, 1782, his 

cousin, Rebecca, daughter of Charles Coxe, of Sidney, N. J. ; chil- 
dren, so far as known : i. Tench, Jr., ii. Charles Sidney, iii. Ann, iv. 
Alexander Sidney, v. James Sidney. 

vi. William* Coxe, Jr.,— b. Burlington, N. J., 1762; d. 1831; 
pomologist ; author of a work on Fruits, the first of the kind ever 
published in America; Alderman, Burlington, 1790- '91 ; a Federalist, 
member of N. J. Assembly; Speaker, one year; Mayor, 1807-13; 
Member of Congress 1813-15; m. Rachel, b. 1773, d. 1832, the only 
surviving child and heir of Richard Smith, of New Jersey. In con- 
sideration of what he had received from his wife, he bequeathed to 
her by will, dated 15 January, 1822, his entire estate in Pennsyl- 
vania and New York; children: i. Maria, ii. Margaret, iii. Anne, iv. 
Harriet, v. Emily, vi. William Smith, zni. Richard Smith, viii. Elisa- 
beth. 

Sixth Generation. 

i. John Redman* Coxe, (Daniel", Daniel*, Daniel^, DanieP, Dan- 
icP), — an eminent physician; b. Trenton, N. J., 1773; d. Philadel- 



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phia, Mar. 22, 1864; his infant son was the first person in the 
United States to be vaccinated. The lymph used was received 
directly from the celebrated Dr. Edward Jenner, the discoverer of 
vaccination, after whom the child was named. He married, (i). 
Mar. 6, 1798, Sarah, daughter of Col. John Cox,* of Philadelphia, 

(2), , daughter of Robert, and granddaughter of Thomas 

Potts, at one time British Governor of Honduras. She was living 
in Philadelphia as late as 1890; children, so far as known: i. Ed- 
ward Jenner, it. Esther Maria. 



i. Tench« Coxe, Jr., (Tench*, William*, DanieP, Daniel*, Dan- 
iel^),— d. in North Carolina in 1813. 

ii. Ann* Coxe, — d. Sept. 25, 1823 ; a beneficiary of the will of 
her aunt, Mary Coxe, of Burlington, who d. 1804. 

iii. Charles SroNEY* Coxe, — ^b. 1791 ; d. at a ripe age; m. 1832, 
Ann Brinton ; of this marriage there were several children of whom 
Brinton was the eldest. 

iv. Alexander Sidney* Coxe,— d. Dec. 30, 1821. 

V. James Sidney* Coxe, — d. June 30, 1822. 



vi. William Smith* Coxe, M. D., (William*, William*, Daniel*, 
Daniel*, DanieU), — Burlington; b. Apr. 16, 1790. 

vii. Richard Smith* Coxe, — of Burlington; brother of the 
above; a lawyer of distinction; said to have removed to Virginia; 
d. 1865. 

Seventh Generation. 

children of dr. JOHN REDMAN* COXE AND SARAH COX. 

-^ Coxe, (John R.*, Daniel*, Daniel*, Daniel*, Daniel*, 



Daniel^), — son, John Redman. 

ii. Esther Maria^ Coxe, — m. Lorenzo Lewis, son of Nellie 
(Custis) Lewis, stepdaughter of Gen. Washington; children: i. 
George Washington, ii. John Redman, iii. Lawrence Fielding, iv. 
Edward Parke Custis, v. Charles Conrad, vi. H. L. Dangerfield. 

iii. Edward Jenner^ Coxe, — physician ; Philadelphia. 

Eighth Generation. 

i. George Washington* Lewis, (Esther M.^ Coxe, John R.*, 
Daniel*, Daniel*, Daniel*, Daniel*, Daniel^), — m. Emily, daughter of 
Hon. Reverdy Johnson, of Maryland ; children : 1. EmUy Contee. 

iv. Edward Parke Custis* Lewis, — ^b. Feb. 7, 1837; m. Lucy 
Bateman Ware, b. 1839; d. 1866. 



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Ninth Generation, 
children of george washington® lewis and emily johnson. 

i. Emily Contee® Lewis, (George W.®, Esther M."^ Coxe, John 
R.', Daniel", Daniel*, Daniel", Daniel*, Daniel^), — ^m. Berryville, 
Virginia, Oct. 28, 1879, Edwin Augustus Stevens, Jr.,* of Hoboken, 
N. J.; children: i. John, b. Jan. 28, 1881 ; n. Edwin Augustus, yd; 
b. Aug. 15, 1882 ; in. Washington Lewis, iv. Bayard, b. July 20, 1885 ; 
V. Martha Bayard, b. Dec. 9, 1886, d. Apr. 12, 1888; vi, Basil, b. 
Dec. 26, 1888; vii, Lawrence Lewis, b. Nov. 29, 1889; viii, Emily 
Lewis, b. June 12, 1896. 

Tenth Generation. 

iii. Washington Lewis^® Stevens, (Emily C. Lewis®, George 
W.*, Esther M.^ Coxe, John R.«, Daniel", Daniel*, Daniel", DanieP, 
DanieF), — b. Sept. 26, 1883; m. Nannie Nye, Oct. 28, 1905. 

JOHN COX, OF RANCOCUS FERRY. 
First Generation. 

John* Cox, — said to have emigrated frpm Gloucester, England, 
with wife and three children, about 1688; settled in Bucks Co., Pa., 
where he lived for a number of years ; afterwards bought the ferry 
at Rancocus, N. J., and there died, prior to 1724, at the age of 83 

or 84 years ; m. ; children : i, John, ii. Samuel, iii. Mary, and 

probably, iv, William, and others. 

Second Generation. 

i. John* Cox, (John*), — ^b. in England about 1686; d. Rancocus, 
about 173 1 ; grew to manhood, probably, on his father's plantation 
in Pa.; m. 9, 25, 1717, in Bibery, (the northernmost township of 
Philadelphia Co., Pa.), Jane Phillips, nee Jones; afterwards bought 
a tract of wild land in Nottingham Tp., Burlington Co., N. J., near 
Trenton ; cleared about 50 or 60 acres, built a log house and bam, 
paid more than half the purchase price of the property and mort- 
gaged it for the balance, to Anthony Morris, of Philadelphia ; re- 
moved later, to Rancocus, where he died in the 4Sth year of his age, 
leaving a widow and five children, in very poor circumstances. The 
widow removed from the ferry, soon after his death, and married 
again; children: t. John,, ii. David, iii. William'; names of the 
otfiers not known, possibly, iv, Jonathan, and v, Jacob, 

William* Cox, (Jno.^?) — d. 1759 ;a carpenter, by trade; described 
in his will, 9 Sept, 1753, prob. 27 Oct., 1759, as a yeoman, of the 

*See also GtntdXogy of William Cox, of N. J. 

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township of Willinborough, Burlington Co.; m. Hannah ; 

children : i. Hannah, m. Wright ; «. Plane, Hi. Elisabeth, iv. 

Parthena, v, William, vi, Jonathan, zni, Joseph, viii, Samuel, ir. 
Abram. (All named in will, of which his wife, Hannah, friend^ 
Hugh Hollinshead, and kinsman, (nephew?) John Cox, were execu- 
tors. 



William Cox, — survey made for him, Dec. 6, 1726, of four tracts 
of land in Nottingham Tp., Burlington Co. — 719 acres in all. (See, 
West Jersey Records, Burlington). 

Third Generation. 

CHILDREN of JOHN^ COX AND JANE PHILLIPS. 

i. John* Cox, (John^, John*), — b. Nottingham Township, Burl- 
ington Co., Feb. 18, 1720; d. before 1803; in 1745, bought property 
of Nehemiah Haines and kept a tavern for many years at Moores- 
town ; town clerk of Chester Township 1747- 1790; held other public 
offices in the town, at various times ; said to have been a good busi- 
ness man and "wrote a very plain hand;" in 1759, he, with four oth- 
ers, advertised a line of stages to run from Cooper's Ferry, now 
Camden, N. J., opposite Philadelphia, via Mount Holly and Middle- 
town, to Sandy Hook, connecting there with the boat to New York ; 
a man of affairs identified with various business enterprises; execu- 
tor (or administrator) of estate of James Borden, of Burlington Co., 
1 771 ; appears to have acted often in a similar capacity for others. 
His name figures also, in numerous real estate transactions, on his 
own account. 

It is said that when the British army passed through Moorestown 
on its way to New York, in 1778, the Friends were assembled for 
worship. On their approach, the colored hostler at his hotel gave 
the alarm; m., license dated Sept. 30, 1744, Abigail Ellis, b. Nov. 16, 
1726, d. Dec. 30, 1797 ; his will Nov. 20, 1800, mentions sons : i. John, 
a, Samuel, iiu William. 

ii. David* Cox, — blacksmith; b. Nottingham Twp., Burlington 
Co., about 1722; m. Sarah Smith, an English woman; settled at 
Haddonfield; d. about 1760 leaving a widow and four children. The 
widow afterwards married Samuel Kennard; license, Aug. 10, 1762; 
children: i, Jacob, ii. Daznd, Hi. Isauc, iv. Abigail. 

iii. William'^ Cox, — yeoman; d. 1769; will, Dec. 19, 1768, wife 
Sarah, executrix ; a captain in the army ; was present at the taking 
of Quebec, 1759; owned land, same year near Trenton; house near 
site of the present town of Riverton, N. J. Tradition says that, for 
his military services, he received a grant of land in Western Vir- 
ginia. He died in 1769, and was buried in Chester Meeting yard, at 
Moorestown, i, 9, 1769, leaving a widow and two small children. 
At his death he owed his brother, John, 33^, 13s, 2d, which debt 
John discharged, owing to the needs of the widow and her children ; 
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Thomas Cox, — said to have been born in Bucks Co., Pa., 1766, 
who afterwards moved to Berkeley Co., in Western Virginia, may 
have been a son of William Cox, above named. (See, Virginia 
Genealogies). 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM* COX AND HANNAH . 



iii. Elizabeth" Cox, (William*, (?) John\),— of Willinborough 
Township, m. Elisha Reed; license, July 3, 1765. 

v. Wiluam' Cox, — b. about 1740, or earlier; d. about 1776. On 
Mar. 2, 1739 [probably, 1759], John Cox, who was an executor of 
William Cox, who d. 1759, paid "Aunt Hannah Cox," a certain sum 
in cash, for the use of her son, William, according to an old ledger 
account, on Apr. 15, and Dec. 20, 1760, he was at "the ferry," (at 
Rancocus), which William appears to have bought on the last named 
date. "The old ferry" as it was called, and a plantation of 124 acres, 
in the township of Willinborough, which belonged to it, with a 
frontage on the north side of Rancocus Creek, was offered for sale 
by John Mason and Jacob Perkins, executors. Mar. 20, 1776. This 
date fixes approximately, the time of the death of William Cox who 
was undoubtedly the same who m. Rachel Mason; license, Dec. 15, 
1 761 ; no record of children. 

vi. Jonathan* Cox, — of Burlington Co., a Revolutionary soldier ; 
in Captain Mitchell's Company, ist and 3rd Regiments. 

vii. Joseph' Cox, — ^also of Burlington Co., served in the same 
company. 

ix. Abram* Cox, — ^perhaps identical with Abraham Cox, of N. J., 
seaman, of the sloop, "Morning Star," taken prisoner, Jan. 1778, 
and confined on the British prison ship, "Judith," in New York 
harbor. 

Fourth Generation. 

i. John* Cox, (John', John*, John*), — of Burlington; sometimes 
called John Cox, Jr. ; presumably a son of John* Cox, of Moores- 
town, and sole executor of his will, dated 1800; b. probably about 
1755 * ^' ^o^ earlier than 1842, nor later than 1847, his will having 
been executed in the former, and probated in the latter year; a 
prominent member and well known preacher of the Society of 
Friends ; on the death of John Hoskins, became the head of the 
Friend's Meeting; m. (i) Ann; daughter of William Dillwyn, of 
Burlington, who inherited from her father, the place known as "Ox- 
mead," near Greenhill, formerly the home of Samuel Jennings, 
where they appear to have lived until her death, which occurred 
after 1797. In 1792, John Cox, Jr., and wife, Ann, conveyed prop- 
erty at Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., on Delaware River, which prop- 
erty had been conveyed to her by her father, William Dillwyn, in 
1776, from which it may be inferred that she was born not later than 
1755; m. (2) Hannah (Tallman?), also prominent as a religious 
leader, who survived him; children: first marriage — t. Susannah, 
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ii. Samuel* Cox, — ^b. about 1752 ; probably referred to in the fol- 
lowing record : "Samuel Cox, Jr., of Burlington Co., m. Sarah Elm- 
ley, [or Imlay] of New Hanover, [same county] ; license, Oct. 17, 
1774; the term "Junior," perhaps used to distinguish him from his 
father's cousin of the same name. Sarah Cox, of New York, whose 
will, of July 6, 1803, is recorded in Monmouth Co., N. J., no doubt, 
his widow; will refers to personal belongings left at the hotel of 
her sister, Mary Imlay, .[at Imlaystown?]. The latter may have 
been Mary Cox, daughter of Asher, of Upper Freehold, and wife of 
Samuel Imlay — in that case, a sister-in-law. Her brother-in-law, 
John Cox, of Burlington, is named as one of her executors, which 
seems to prove that Samuel Cox, Jr., and John Cox, Jr., were 
brothers ; children : 1. Phoebe, ii. Elisabeth, Hi, SamueL 

iii. William* Cox, — "emulating the example of his uncle, Wil- 
liam Cox, he became a soldier and held a Captain's commission in 
the patriot army of the Revolution." [John Bellangee Cox] ; same 
name appears in Stryker's "Officers and Men of N. J. in the Revo- 
lution," as a private from Burlington Co., in Capt. Holmes' Com- 
pany; perhaps the same William Cox who wrote Mr. John Lit- 
tle regarding the movements of Washington's army in the neighbor- 
hood of Moorestown, Nov. 18, 1777, (Pa. Mag. x:34); bought a 
smithery of his father, in Moorestown, in 1780, where he appears 
to have carried on business for twenty years or more; property 
sold by administrators, in 1803; Collector, Chester Tp., 1786; 
Town Clerk, 1790- 1800; m. (i) Phoebe Duffield, licensed in Pa. 
Jan. II, 1773, (2) Sarah Leeds; children: first marriage — i. Charles 
Duffield; second marriage — ii. Benjamin, iii, Abigail, m. Joshua 
Humphreys ; iv, John, 

CHILDREN OF DAVID* COX AND SARAH SMITH. 

i. Jacob* Cox, (David*, John^, John^), — ^b. Sept. 29, 1754: ser\^ed 
in the Revolutionary army ; m. Mary, daughter of George Harding, 
of England ; lived at Haddonfield ; children : i, Sarah, ii, Mary, iii, 
Tamar, iv, David, v, Menan, vi, George Harding, vii, Elisabeth, b. 
Apr. 24, 1791 ; via, Rebecca Redman, ix, Jacob, b. 1796, d. in in- 
fancy; X, Beulah, 

ii. David* Cox, — ^b. Haddonfield, Oct. 24, 1756; joined the Rev- 
olutionary army in the spring of 1777; enlisted with his brother, 
Jacob, in Morgan's Kentucky Rifle Brigade, then near Red Bank; 
rather unusual, as they were Quakers ; in prison in New York har- 
bor, but escaped; returned to Haddonfield at the close of the war; 
m. 2 1 St of loth month, 1790, Sarah Stevenson, of Burlington Co., 
d. loth of 4th mo., 1813 ; in old age, went to Cape May where he 
lived with his daughter, Ann, until his death, 14th of 2nd mo., 1833 y 
children: i, Sarah Stevenson, ii, Molly, b. 2, 5, 1794, d. in infancy: 
iii. Moly Smith, b. 3, 3, 1798, d. in infancy; iv, Ann Morgan, v. 
Abigail, vi. William Killey, 

iii. Isaac* Cox, — removed to Ohio about 1790 ; father of a numer- 
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iv, Abigail* Cox, — m. Hezekiah Kemball ; removed to Ohio with 
her brother. 

Fifth Generation. 

i. Susannah* Cox, — daughter of John* Cox and Ann Dillwyn; 
m. Joseph Parrish ; children : i, Dillwyn, ii. Isaac, 

ii. Hannah* Cox, — d^iughter of John* Cox and Hannah , 

his second wife; m. George Davis, of Philadelphia; children: i. 
George, ii. Lewis, Hi. William. 



i. Phoebe* Cox, — daughter of Samuel* Cox and Sarah Emley, 
(or Imlay) ; b. 1775 ; m. Barker. 

ii. Elizabeth* Cox, — ^her sister, b. 1780; m. Hull. 

iii. Samuel* Cox, — son of Samuel*; b. 1784; m. Mary Brown; 
lived in N. Y. city; children: t. Thomas, ii. Mary Jane, m. James 
Hopkins, of Philadelphia; iii. William, iv. Henry, d. Easton, Pa.; 
unnL 



i. Charles Duffield* Cox, (William*, John', John^, John*), — 
son of William* Cox and Phoebe Duffield, b. about 1775 ( ?) ; a car- 
penter; settled on Neshaminy Creek, Bucks Co., Pa. ; living at Ben- 
salem. Pa., 1801, at which time, he bought property in Moorestown, 
N. J., of his uncle, John* Cox, Jr., executor; m. Ann Vandergift; 
children : i. Jonathan, ii. John, iii. William, iv. Charles. 

ii. Benjamin* Cox, — of Northampton Twp., Burlington Co., N. 
J. ; son of William Cox and Sarah Leeds, his second wife ; sold Apr. 
15, 1802, property devised to him by his grandfather, John* Cox; 
m. (i) Rebecca Lamb, (2) Keziah Eyre, (3) Shinn; chil- 
dren : first marriage — t. William Ellis, d. ae. 7 ; second marriage — ii. 

Dillwyn; m. , d. ae. 25, leaving a daughter ; iii. Sarah, iv. Mary, 

third marriage — v. Edward Augustus, m. Elizabeth, daughter of 
Sheriff Gaskill, of Mount Holly ; vi. Julia Ellis, mi. Eliza Ann. 

iv. John* Cox^ — executor of the will of his father, William* Cox; 
m. Eliza Lamb, sister of Rebecca, his brother Benjamin's wife. 

children of JACOB* COX AND MARY HARDING. 

i. Sarah* Cox, (Jacob*, David*, John^, John^), — b. Dec. 25, 1776; 
m. (i) Jesse Ellis, of Haddonfield; two children. 

ii. Mary* Cox, — ^b. Feb. 12, 1779; m. Samuel Hopkins, of Phila- 
delphia; thirteen children. 

iii. Tamar* Cox, — ^b. Aug. 26, 1781; m. (i) Joseph Hustis, (2) 
Lemuel Howell. 

iv. David* Cox, — ^b. Oct. 3, 1783; m. Apr. 5, 1806, Abigail, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Town, a chairmaker, of Philadelphia ; both drowned 
— ^he in Mobile Bay, she in Philadelphia ; children : *. Robert Town, 
b. July 23, 1807, d. young; ii. Charles, iii. Jacob, iv. David, v. Anna 
Town, b. Feb. 16, 1816, unm. 

v. Menan* Cox, — ^b. July 2, 1786; m. Sarah Reeves, of Mount 
Holly, N. J.; children: i. Washington, ii. Elizabeth. 



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vi. George Harding* Cox, — ^b. Aug. 28, 1788; m. Eliza Barry, of 
Philadelphia; children: 1. William, ii, George, Hi, Elizabeth, m- 
Isaac Kollon, of Elizabeth, N. J.; d. Philadelphia, Oct., 1868. 

viii. Rebecca Redman* Cox, — ^b. New York City, Dec. 6, 1793 I 
when seventeen years old she met, at Trenton, Gen. Bloomfield, then 
cSovemor of N. J., formerly of the Revolutionary army, who prophe- 
sied that she would live long and that her last days would be her 
best, which proved to be the case; m. James Brady, of Dela- 
ware; thirteen children, eight of whom lived and married. 

X. Beulah E.' Cox, — ^b. 1798; m. Rev. Joseph H. Kennard, D. 
D., of Philadelphia, a Baptist minister. 

CHILDREN OF DAVID* COX AND SARAH STEVENSON. 

i. Sarah Stevenson* Cox, (David*, David*, John*, John*), — ^b. 
28, 6, 1792; m. Thomas Doughty, a landscape painter. 

iv. Ann Morgan* Cox, — ^b. 18, 5, 1800; m. Charles West; set- 
tled at Cape May ; one son. 

V. Abigail* Cox, — ^b. 25, 19, 1804; m. (i) Joseph Grice, Naval 
Constructor, Portsmouth, Va. ; (2) John Staples; five children, two 
d. in infancy. 

vi. William Killey* Cox, — b. 12, 2, 1807; mother died when 
he was seven years old; apprenticed to a firm of merchant tailors 
in Philadelphia; worked at his trade only a short time; married 
Mary Keer Bellangee, at Burlington, N. J. ; settled in Philadelphia, 
where he kept a tavern for a number of years ; removed from the 
city to Mount Airy, in the suburbs, and later, to Germantown ; chil- 
dren : i, Joseph Grice, ii, William Rufus, Hi. George Howell, iv. John 
Bellangee, v. Sarah Stevenson. 

Sixth Generation. 

i. Thomas* Cox, (Samuel*, Samuel*, John*, John*, John^), — ^b. 
New York, June 1822 ; m. Mary Newton, of England ; son, /. Benoit, 



children of DAVID* COX AND ABIGAIL TOWN. 

Ii. Charles* Cox, (David*, Jacob*, David*, John*, John^), b. Sept. 
I, 1808; m. (i) Caroline Ward, d. 1846, (2) Catharine Fitler (?), 
d. 1872 ; children : first marriage — i. Kate, ii. Charles Harding. 

iii. Jacob* Cox, — artist; b. Nov. 9, 1810; m. Oct. 31, 1832, Nancy 
Baird, of Pittsburg; removed to Washington Co., Pa., and later to 
Indiana ; celebrated their golden wedding, 1882 ; children : i. William 
Charles, ii. Frances Anna, iii. Emma Jane, iv. James, v. Albert 
Grandison, vi. Julia Mary, vii. Hester Ann. 

iv. David* Cox, — Indianapolis; b. Oct. 19, 181 2; unm. 

children of WILLIAM K.* COX AND MARY K. BELLANGEE. 

i. Joseph Grice* Cox, (William K.*, David*, David*, John*, 
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Mary Bonner, of London; lived at Little Rock, Ark.; children: t. 
William Bellangee, ii. Annie Louisa, Little Rock, Ark., b. Feb. 5, 
1861. 

ii. William Rufus® Cox, — ^b. Aug. 12, 1835; d. Jan. 21, 1878; 
lived at Shreveport, Louisiana ; unm. 

iii. George Howell* Cox, M. D., — Pemberton, N. J. ; b. May 19, 
1837; m. 1872, Caroline Callahan, daughter of Paschal H. and 
l^and-daughter of John and Ann Coulter, of Germantown, Pa.: 
children: i. Carrol Speth, ii. Ross Bellangee (d. in infancy); iii. 
Owen, iv. a child, v. a child. 

iv. John Bellangee* Cox, — Philadelphia; b. Sept. 6, 1837; m. 
Mary McHenry; d. January 2, 1888; author of an unpublished 
genealogy of his family ; from which much of the information here 
given has been obtained ; manuscript in library of Pennsylvania His- 
torical Society, Philadelphia. No children. 

Seventh Generation. 

i. J. Benoit^ Cox, (Thomas®, Samuel*, Samuel*, John', John', 
John^), — ^Brooklyn, N. Y. ; b. Jan., 1852; m. ; son, William. 

i. Kate^ Cox, (Charles*, David', Jacob*, David*, John*, John*), — 
b. 1842 ; m. Frank B. Lord, of Cincinnati. 

ii. Charles Harding^ Cox, — Indianapolis; brother of Kate; b. 
1845; m. Huldah Jones; children: i. Kate, ii. Harry. 



i. William Charles^ Cox, (Jacob*, David*, Jacob*, David*, 
John*, John*), — d. May 7, 1876; m. and lived in Indianapolis; chil- 
dren : i. Albert William, ii. Agnes L. 



1. William Bellangee^ Cox, (Joseph G.*, William K.*, David*, 
David', John*, John^), — b. Dec. 22, 1858, at Lyons, Iowa; d. Feb. 
5, 1865, at Covington, Ky. 

WILLIAM COX, OF SHREWSBURY. 
First Generation. 

William^ Cox, Esq., — ^b. probably in England; d. Shrewsbury, 
N. J., 1752; buried in the grave-yard of Christ Church, Shrewsbury, 
Mar. 22nd, of that year ; lived at New Brunswick, N. J., as early as 
1728-9; member of the first Board of Aldermen of that city, 1730; 
name appears in connection with various land transactions in and 
near New Brunswick; in 1748, advertises dwelling house and lot in 
New Brunswick, on river, next to James Neilson's, to be sold or 
let; removed shortly afterwards to Shrewsbury; in his will, dated 
January 3, 1750- 1, he refers to the home farm which he bought of 
"Captain Leonard's Relicts," also to an estate left him by his kins- 
man, Walter Cox, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, from which it 
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England ; m. Catharine Longf ield, or Langeveldt, daughter of Cor- 
nelius Langeveldt, a Hollander from New York, who settled at New 
Brunswick, early in the eighteenth century and operated the ferry 
there. Langeveldt's mother was a daughter of Admiral Cochradth of 
the Dutch navy who was engaged in the memorable fight between 
the Dutch and English, in the reign of Charles II. Either Admiral 
Cochradth, or his son, removed afterwards to New York ; children : 
t. Sarah, «. William, Hi. Thomas, iv. Longfield, v, Mary, vi. John^ 
vii. Samuel, viii. Cornelius. 

Second Generation, 
children of william* cox and catharine longfield. 

i. Sarah* Cox, (William*), — ^m. (i), in 1741, Christopher Beek- 
man, of Griggstown, N. J., son of Gerardus Beekman, of Flatbush, 
Long Island; he d. of small pox, about 1764 or 1765; hl (2),. 
1766, William Allen, (she, his third wife), and in 1767, removed 
to Virginia with her husband, five children, and married daughter,. 
Catharine, (Mrs. John Skillman). 

ii. William* Cox,— one of the executors of his father's will;, 
perhaps identical with William Cox of Middlesex County, who ob- 
tained license to marry Lytic Selover, also of Middlesex, Sept. 25,. 

1752. 

iii. Thomas* Cox, — an executor of his father's will; m. 1749, 
Elizabeth Bills, b. 1723, widow of Samuel Corliss; on May 17,. 
1750, Thomas Cox and his wife, Elizabeth, acknowledge the receipt 
of 350 pounds, money, at 8d. per ounce, in full for widow's dowry^ 
from George Corliss, executor; son, Thomas, baptized, Christ 
Church, Shrewsbury, Apr. 14, 175 1, when 14 weeks old. 

iv. Longfield' Cox, — m. Dec., 1751, Anne Sears; son, WiUiam^ 
baptized, Christ Church, Shrewsbury, Dec. 17, 1752. 

V. Mary^ Cox, — m. by Governor's license. Mar. 25, 1754, Richard 
Allen. 

vi. CoL. John' Cox, — b. Sept. 1732, prob. in New Brunswick, N. 
J.; d. Philadelphia, Apr. 25, 1793; buried in Christ Church yard; 
prior to the Revolution, a prominent Philadelphia merchant; owinf 
to ill health, he removed to a beautiful country seat at Bloomsbury,. 
now a part of the city of Trenton, on the Delaware River, where he 
lived for a number of years, returning to Philadelphia in 1790; 
member of the Committee of Observation, Burlington county, Feb. 
14, 1775 ; Major, 2d Battalion, Philadelphia Association, 1775 ; Lieut. 
Colonel, 1776; in action at battle of Princeton, 1777; Colonel, and 
Deputy Quarter-master General of Continental Army, appointed by 
Congress, 1778; owner of iron works at Batisto and Mount Holly 
N. J., where cannon, shot and other supplies were made for the 
Revolutionary army ; a staunch patriot and a man of great integrity 
and uprightness of character; a warm friend of Gen. and Mrs. 
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intercourse; one of his granddaughters* married Lorenzo Lewis, 
son of Nellie Custis, and grandson of Mrs. Washington ; m. Nov. 16, 
1760, Esther Bowes, of Pennsylvania ; children : i. Rachel, w. Cath- 
Qfine, Hi. Esther, iv, John Bowes, v, Mary. vi. Sarah, tni, Elizabeth. 
viii. Lt. Col. Corneuus* Cox, — b. prob. in New Brunswick, 1736 ; 
d. Harrisburg, Pa., 1802; Lieut. Colonel in 1776, in the Lancaster 
Association, Pennsylvania, commanded by Col. James Bird; in 1780 
appointed Assistant Commissary; m. Mary Richards; son, John 
Bowes. 

Third Generation. 

CHILDREN of COL. JOHN^ COX AND ESTHER BOWES. 

i. Rachel' Cox, (John*, William^), — ^b. Nov. 16, 1761 ; d. Dec., 
1839; "^- 1783, John, son of John and Elizabeth (Alexander) Ste- 
vens, of Hoboken, b. Perth Amboy, 1749, d. Hoboken, N. J., Mar. 
6, 1838; children: i. a child, d. in infancy; «. a child, d. in infancy; 
Hi. John, iv. Robert L., v. James Alexander, vi. Richard, vii. Francis 
Bowes, znii. Edwin Augustus, ix. Elizabeth Juliana, x. Mary, xi. 
Harriet, xii. Esther Bowes, xiii. Catharine Sophia Van Cortlandt. 

ii. Catharine' Cox, — b. July 27, 1764; m. (i), Samuel William 
Stockton, brother of Richard Stockton, one of the signers of the 
Declaration of Independence, (2), Rev. Nathaniel Harris. 

iii. Esther^ Cox, — b. Aug. 6, 1767; m. Dr. Matthias Barton, of 
Philadelphia; license. Sept, j, 1791. 

iv. John Bowes* Cox, — b. Sept. 5, 1770; d. young; unm. 

V. Mary* Cox, — ^m. Sept. 30, 1796, Col. James Chestnut, of South 
Carolina. 

vi. Sarah* Cox, — m. Mar. 6, 1798, Dr. John Redman Coxe, b. 
Trenton, 1773, d. Philadelphia, 1864. 

vii. Elizabeth* Cox, — m. Apr. 3, 1804, Horace Binney, Esq., of 
Philadelphia, b. 1780, d. 1875, an eminent lawyer, for many years at 
the head of the Pennsylvania bar, member of Congress 1833-35. 

John Bowes* Cox, (Cornelius*, William^), — m. Matilda W. Mc- 
Alister ; son : John Bowes. 

Fourth Generation, 
children of rachel* cox and john stevens. 

iii. John Cox* Stevens, (Rachel* Cox, John^ William^), — b. 
Sept. 24, 1785; d. June 13, 1857; m. Dec. 27, 1809, Maria C. Liv- 
ingston ; no children. 

iv. Robert Livingston* Stevens, — ^b. Oct. 18, 1787; d. Apr. 20, 
1857; unm. 



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V. James Alexander* Stevens,— b. Jan. 29, 1790, at No. 7, 
Broadway, New York; d. Oct. 7, 1873; graduated from Columbia 
College at the head of his class in 1808; studied law with Chancel- 
lor James Kent of New York, but never practiced; with Thomas 
Gibbons, established the Union Steamboat line between New Yoric 
and Albany; m. Feb. 11, 1812, Maria, daughter of Major Theo- 
dosius Fowler, treasurer of the Society of the Cincinnati, when 
Washington was President ; children : i. Juliana, ii. Francis Bowes, 
m. James Alexander, Jr., iv. Catharine Maria, v. John* vi. John G-, 
Tni. Alfred* viii. Amelia* ix. Adelaide* x. Anna Isabella, xi, Theo, 
dosius Fowler, b. 1830, d. about 1844; xii. Richard Fowler. 

vi. Richard* Stevens, — ^b. Feb. 16, 1792; d. Oct. 7, 1835; unm. 

vii. Francis Bowes* Stevens, — ^b. June 5, 1793 ; d. 1812. 

viii. Edwin Augustus* Stevens, — ^b. at Castle Point, Hoboken, 
July 28, 1795; d. Paris, Aug. 8, 1868; in early life, associated with 
his brother, Robert L., in engineering work; widely known as an 
inventor ; patented the Stevens plow ; originated numerous mechani- 
cal devices which he employed in the operation of the Camden and 
Amboy R. R. with which he was long identified ; in 1842, patented 
his air-tight fire room for the use of forced draft on steam boats. 
Congress, the same year, authorized a contract with the Stevens 
Brothers for the construction of an iron clad vessel, the first of the 
kind ever projected; not completed owing to numerous changes in 
contract and specifications ; at the beginning of the Civil War, pre- 
sented the government with a small vessel, the Naugatuck, with 
which he demonstrated the feasibility of his plans and which was 
one of the fleet which attacked the Merrimac in the famous naval 
battle at Hampton Roads ; distinguished also as a financier of unus- 
ual executive ability ; was trustee of his father's estate, manager of 
a line of steam boats plying between New York and New Bruns- 
wick, and of a line of stages between the latter city and Philadelphia, 
and later, of the Camden and Amboy R. R. ; founder of Stevens In- 
stitute in Hoboken, to which he bequeathed a large plot of land, 
supplementing the gift with $650,000 in addition, for building and 
endowment ; married (i) in 1836 Mary, daughter of the Rev. Thom- 
as Picton, of Princeton, N. J., (2) Aug. 22, 1854, Martha Bayard, 
daughter of the Rev. Albert B. Dodd, D. D., and Caroline Smith 
Bayard ; children : first marriage — i. Mary Picton, ii. Elisabeth Bin- 
ney, d. in infancy ; second marriage — tii. John, iv, Edwin Augustus, 
Jr,, V. Caroline Bayard, vi. Julia Augusta, h. May 18, 1863, d. Dec. 
25, 1870 ; vii, Robert Livingston, viii. Charles Albert, ix. Richard. 

ix. Elizabeth Juliana* Stevens, — ^b. Apr. 18, 1797; m. July 31, 
1821, Commodore Thomas A. Conover, U. S. N., son of James and 
Margaret (Anderson), and grandson of Peter and Hannah (For- 
man) Conover; children: i. Francis Stevens, ii. Mary Rachel, iti. 
Catharine, iv. Richard Stevens, d. Princeton, N. J., Apr. 3, 1912, ae. 
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X. Mary* Stevens, — b. Aug. 7, 1799; d. 1825; m. Joshua R. 
Sands, Admiral, U. S. N. 

xi. Harriet* Stevens,— b. Dec. 29, 1801 ; d. 1844 ; m. 1830, Ad- 
miral Sands. 

xii. Esther Bowes* Stevens, — ^b. Aug. 6, 1804; d. at an ad- 
vanced age; unm. 

xiii. Catharine Sophia Van Cortlandt* Stevens, — b. May 27, 
1806; d. at an advanced age. 

L John Bowes* Cox, (John B.* Cornelius*, William^),— m. Re- 
becca Lightner ; children : i. John Bowes, it. Esther. 

Fifth Generation. 

children of JAMES ALEXANDER* STEVENS AND MARIA FOWLEI^. 

i. Juliana* Stevens, (James A.*, Rachel Cox*, John*, William^), 
— b. June 30, 1813 ; second wife of Rev. Nathaniel Sayre Harris. 

ii. Francis Bowes* Stevens, — ^b. Oct. 16, 1814; d. May 22, 1908; 
m. 1865, Elizabeth Callendar Harris. 

iii. James Alexander* Stevens Jr., — ^b. about 1815; m. 1845, 
Julia Beasley. 

iv. Catharine Maria* Stevens, — ^m. Rev. Dudley A. Tyng. 

vi. John G.* Stevens, — b. 1820; m. Theodosia Woods Higsbee. 

x. Anna Isabella* Stevens, — b. Aug. 14, 1828 ; d. June, 18^ ; m. 
Elias B. Harris, M. D. 

xi. Richard Fowler* Stevens, — ^b. Hoboken, July 14, 1832 ; grad- 
uated, Columbia University, 1852; studied civil engineering; after- 
wards took a commercial course; cashier and auditor Camden and 
Amboy R. R., for a time; Brigadier General New Jersey Militia, 
1861-65; President New Jersey Society, Sons of the Revolution, 
also of Revolutionary Memorial Society, N. J., member Wednesday 
Night and University Clubs, Board of Foreign Missions, Protestant 
Episcopal Church, Board of Missions, Diocese of Newark, Vestry- 
man, St. Barnabas' P. E. Church, Newark, director N. J. Marl and 
Transportation Company, and of Tuxpam Valley Plantation Com- 
pany, expert accountant, Newark, N. J. ; m., Trenton, Sept. 29, 1857, 
Emily Gouvemeur, daughter of Philemon and Margaret Corinne 
Qothilde (Gobert) Dickinson; residence South Orange, N. J.; chil- 
dren : 1. Richard, ii. Theodosius Fowler, iii. Margaret Corinne Clot- 
hilde, iv. Mary Dickinson. 

CHILDREN OF EDWIN AUGUSTUS* STEVENS AND MARY PICTON. 

i. Mary Picton* Stevens, (Edwin A.*, Rachel* Cox, John*, Wil- 
liam*), — ^b. May 19, 1840; d. Sept 21, 1903; m. (i), Muscoe R. 
H. Gamett, (2) Edward P. C. Lewis. 

CHILDREN OF EDWIN A.* STEVENS AND MARTHA BAYARD DODD. 

iii. John* Stevens, (Edwin A.*, Rachel* Cox, John", William*), 
— -b. July, 1856; deceased; m. June 25, 1883, Mary Marshall Mc- 
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iv. Edwin Augustus' Stevens, Jr.^ — ^b. Mar. 14, 1858 ; m. Emily 
Contee Lewis; children; (See page 217). 

V. Caroline Bayard* Stevens, — ^b. Nov. 21, 1859; m. Archibald 
Alexander, June 3, 1879; one child. 

vii. Robert Livingston* Stevens, — ^b. Aug. 26, 1864; m. Mary 
Stuart Whitney. 

viii. Charles Albert* Stevens, — ^b. Dec. 14, 1865 ; d. Mar. 27, 
1901 ; m. Nov. 15, 1889, Mary Madeleine, daughter of John R. 
Brady. 

ix. Richard* Stevens, — ^b. May 1868; m. Elizabeth Callendcr, 
daughter of Francis Bowes. 

children of ELIZABETH JULIANA* STEVENS AND THOMAS ANDERSON. 

CONOVER. 

i. Frances Stevens* Conover, (Elizabeth J.* Stevens, Rachel* 
Cox, John^, William^), — m. Helen, daughter of Richard Stockton 
and Mary (Ritchie) Field. 

ii. Mary Rachel* Conover, — ^m. Rev. Lewis Carter Baker, of 
Princeton, N. J. 

iii. Catharine* Conover,— d. May 13, 1875 ; unm. 

iv. Richard Stevens* Conover, — ^m. Sarah Jones Potter. 



i. John Bowes* Cox, (John B.*, John B.*, Cornelius*, William^* 
— wholesale coal dealer, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; children: i. 
John Bowes, ii. Rebecca H. 

ii. Esther* Cox, — m. Joseph Pioletta, of Towaake, Pa. 

Sixth Generation. 

John* Bowes Cox, (John B.*, John B.*, John B.*, Cornelius*. 
William^), — wholesale coal dealer, New York. 
Rebecca H.* Cox, — unm. ; Harrisburg, Pa. 

RICHARD COX, OF RANCOCUS. 
First Generation. 

Richard^ Cox, — ^b. in England ; emigrated to America at the age 
of thirty; settled at Rancocus, Northampton Township, Burlington 
Co. ; m. Rachel Bradshaw, a Scotch girl, of Burlington Co., license, 
Oct. 12, 1775; lived to be ninety years old; his wife, who survived 
him d. in 1832 ; built a log cabin, at Rancocus, where he lived and 
where all his children were born ; the family were Quakers, never- 
theless he is said to have been an officer in the Revolutionary war, 
and to have belonged to Captain Ross's Company, of Burlington Ca: 
owned considerable land which he divided among his sons; children: 

«. Aaron, b. 1776; ii. Richard, iii. Amos, iv. Patience, m. 

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Second Generation. 

ii. Richard* Cox, (Richard^), — b. 1778; removed to Norfolk, 
Virginia; a successful truck farmer. 

iii. Amos* Cox, — ^b. 1780; d. Moorestown, N. J., 1865; ^ man 
of considerable property; furnished money to build the turnpike 
from Moorestown to Mount Holly; m. (i) 1808, Sibella Thackary, 
(2) Mary Fish; children: *. William, ii, Elisabeth, iii. Rachel 

Third Generation, 
children of amos* cox and ( ?) sibella thackary. 

i. William* Cox, (Amos*, Richard^), — b. 1810; d. 1844; lived 
on the Burlington road, near Rancocus ; kept a hotel in Philadelphia 
at one time, but afterwards went back to the farm, where he died; 
the old farm house still standing; m. Sara Braddock, a descendant 
of Gen. Braddock; her mother said to have been a descendant of 
Roger Williams; children: i. Amos, ii. Charles, iii. Richard, iv. 
Asa Rogers, v. Hannah, vi, William. 

ii. Euzabeth* Cox, — m. Edward CoUings; children: t. Ann, m. 
Charles Braddock; it. Rachel, m. (i) Benjamin Shreve, (2) Ed- 
ward Braddock; iii. Edward, m. (i) Susan Briggs, (2) Rebecca 
Fenimore. 

iii. Rachel* Cox, — m. Richard Collings; children: i. Beulah, m. 
William Wilson; ii. William, iii. Amos, iv. Richard, m. Hannah 
Ruter ; v. Ann, m. William Cutler. 

Fourth Generation. 

children of william* cox and sara braddock. 

i. Amos* Cox, (William*, Amos*, Richard^), — ^b. 1832; m. Enus 
(Eunice?) Hendrickson, from Maryland; children: i. William, b. 
1865 ; ii. Elizabeth, b. 1868, m. William Appledorn, of Jersey City ; 
iii, Charles, b. 1873, m. Lizzie Payne ; iv. Dolly, b. 1876, m. . 

ii. Charles* Cox, — b. 1834; d. 1909; m. (i) Charlotte Allen, (2) 
Rachel Beckley ; children : i. Evelyn, b. 1863, m. William Witberger ; 
11. Ada, b. 1869, d. 1879. 

iii. Richard* Cox,— b. 1835 ; m. Sara Sharp ; no issue. 

iv. Asa Rogers* Cox, — Philadelphia; b. 1838; m. Jane Helen 
Newcombe; children: 1. Louis B., Camdeh, N. J., b. 1863, m. Eliza 
Dennis; u. Mary, b. 1865, m. David Young; iii. Burton, b. 1869, m. 
Louisa Reick; iv. William, b. 1873, d. young; v. Helen, h. 1874, m. 
James Douglass Russell, of Philadelphia; vi. Emery F., Philadel- 
phia, b. 1876, m. Alma Woemay. 

v. Hannah* Cox, — ^b. 1839; ^- ^892; m. Mordica L. Haines, of 
Rancocus, N. J. ; children : t. Hudson, b. 1874, m. Gertrude Leeds ; 
«. Clemma, b. 1896, unm. ; iii. Sarah, b. 1878; iv. Mordica, b. 1880, 
m. Gertrude Jones. 

vi. William* Cox, — b. 1841 ; m. (i) Hill, (2) Jennie 

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JESSE COX. OF MOUNT HOLLY. 

First Generation. 

Jesse^ Cox, — ^b. Mount Holly, ist mo. 6, 1763; probably of Qua- 
ker ancestry, but nothing positively known as to his antecedents; 
(cf. Cox Family of Chester Co., Pa.) ; said to have come from Eng- 
land and according to family tradition, in his early life had followed 
the sea, but of this no proof appears. He was a charter member of 
the Baptist Church of Mount Holly, organized, 1801, also one of its 
first deacons and a trustee, he and his wife having brought letters of 
dismission from the neighboring Baptist Church of New Mills, now 
Pemberton, about five miles distant. For a number of years, he was 
prominently identified with the business interests of Mount Holly; 
owned a paper mill and a soap factory ; one of the incorporators of 
the Farmers' National Bank ; m. Meribah Webb, b. 1763, d. 9, 30, 
1848 ; children : t. Harris, ii, John W., Hi. Harriet R,, d. 1846, unm. 

Second Generation. 

i. Harris* Cox, (Jesse*),— b. 4, 12, 1787; d. 10, 31, 1828; of the 
firm of Jesse Cox and Sons ; m. 4, 2, 1810, Margaret Mull, d. 1822 : 
children: i. Jesse, ii. Martin Mull, b. 5, i, 1813, d. i, 31, 1875, m. 

; children: (i) Susanna, d. 5, 20, 1862; (2) Josephine Gibbs, 

Hi. Catharine Mull, iv. Harris, b. 3, 27, 1817, d. 5, 16, 1828. 

ii. John W.* Cox, (Jesse*),— b. 9, 18, 1790; d. 3, 16, i860; asso- 
ciated in business with his father and brother ; an incorporator, with 
them of the Farmers' Bank, Mount Holly; m. i, 17, 1810, Hannah 

R. , d. 1846; children : t. Sarah Maria, b. 11, 30, 1810, d. 8, — ^ 

1889, m. 10, 19, 1829, William C. Stockton ; ii. Meribah, b. 4, 30, 1812, 
d. 2, 25, 1886, m. II, I, 1838, Samuel Stockton, of Wrightstown, b. 9, 
3, 1808, d. 7, 4, 1871, brotiier of Wm. C. ; Hi. John Sisby, b. 8, 6, 1817, 
d. 10, 9, 1888, m. 12, 29, 1840, Henrietta Brindley; iv. Benjamin 
Rush, b. 12, 26, 1822, d. 4, 30, 1865, m. Sarah Rodgers, daughter, 
Hannah ; v. Harris, 3rd, b. 10, 12, 1828, m. 9, 20, 1853, Martha Budd, 
no issue ; 7n. Charles Foster. 

Third Generation. 

1. Jesse* Cox, (Harris", Jesse^,— b. 4» 30» 181 1; d. 10, 20, 1885; 
m. II, 8, 1832, Susannah Deacon, b. 4, 11, 181 1, d. 10, 27, 1886, a 
regular contributor to the columns of the Philadelphia papers, until 
her death ; children : 1. Margaret Mull, ii. George Deacon, Hi. Jesse. 

iii. Catharine Mull« Cox, (Harris*),— b. 3, 22, 1815; m. n, 24, 
1841, Abraham Rush, b. i, 15, 1815, d. 7, 9, 1880; children: i. 
Michael, b. i, 11, 1843, d. i, 27, 1859; ii. Harris Cox, b. 9, 10, 1846, 
m. 9, — , 1876, Caroline M. Gilpin ; children : ( i ) Howard M., b. 9, 17, 
1877; (2) Harris D., b. 3, 27, 1879; (3) Elizabeth L., b. 7, 3, 1880; 
ill. Catharine Mull Cox, d. 12, 9, 1880. 

vi. Charles Foster* Cox, (John W.*, Jesse^),— b. 10, 21, 1830: 
m. (i) Tillie Miller, (2) Basheba Pease, (3) Emily H. Taylor ; chil- 



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dren : first marriage — i. John W., n. Ida Louise, Hi. William Miller, 
second marriage — iv. Tillie Miller, v. Julia Spencer, vi, Harry Pease, 
zni. Elisabeth Rush. 

Fourth Generation, 
children of j esse' cox 2nd and susanna deacon. 

i- Maragaret Mulx,* Cox, (Jesse', Harris*, Jesse^), — b. 9, 26, 
1833 ; m. 6, 7, 1856, Lewis A. Lipman, b. 10, 5, 1830, d. 12, 10, 1897 ; 
children: i. George Cox, h. 2, 12, 1857, m. 9, 8, 1886, Sarah La Rue, 
b. S, — , 1865 — son, Charles Clifford, b. 6, 30, 1886; ii. Margarite 
Louise, h. 6, 25, 1859, "^- 4» 20, 1882, Frederick H. Deacon, b. 5, 30, 
i853--children, (i) Louis R., b. 9, 23, 1885 ; (2) Joseph Gill, b. i, 5, 
1890; (3) Frederick Sidney, b. 10, 7, 1892; Hi. Louis A. 2nd, b. 
I, 22, 1863, m, 12, 8, 1887, Julia St. George, b. i, — , 1866; iv. 
Charles Frederick, b. 3, 7, 1861 ; v. Jessie, b. 7, 11, 1866, m. 9, 13, 
1892, J. Blake Hillyer, of Brooklyn, N. Y., two sons ; vi. Susannah, 
b. 8, 19, 1870; vii. Emily, b. 12, 13, 1872. 

ii. George Deacon* Cox, — Philadelphia; b. 2, 4, 1842; d. 9, 30, 
1896 ; litterateur, and newspaper man, of note; m. 11, 19, 1868, Em- 
ma Rodgers Hoopes, b. 6, 4, 1848; children: 1. Alice Warren, ii. 
Elisabeth Stevenson, b. 11, 14, 1881, d. 7, 21, 1882; in. George Dea- 
con. 

iii. Jesse* Cox 3RD, — ^b. 10, 29, 1843; d* 9> 10, 1902; prominent 
patent lawyer, of Chicago; m. 10, 21, 1869, Annie Malcolm, b. 9, 18, 
1845 » children : i. Hozvard Malcolm, ii. Arthur Malcolm, iii. Gran- 
lille Malcolm, iv. Jessie, b. 6, 26, 1880. 

Fifth Generation. 

i. Alice Warren* Cox, (George D.*, Jesse', Harris*, Jesse*), — 
Philadelphia ; member. Historical Society of Pennsylvania ; b. 10, 7, 
1869; m. 6, 3, 1897, George Benjamin Young, b. 3, 27, 1869. 

iii. George Deacon* Cox, 2nd, (George D.*, — b. 10, 31, 1886; m. 
i« 13, 191 1, Sarah Sneed; daughter, Alice Warren, b. 3, 15, 1912. 

i. Howard Malcolm* Cox, (Jesse*, Jesse', Harris^, Jesse*), — b. 
6. 14, 1871 ; m. ; two children. 

ii. Arthur Malcolm' Cox, — b. 6, 16, 1873. 

iii. Granville Malcolm' Cox, — ^b. 12, 31, 1875. 

The three sons of Jesse* Cox, above named, are all practicing law* 
ycrs in the city of Chicago. 

ARTHUR COX, OF SUSSEX COUNTY. 

First Generation. 

Arthur* Cox, — carpenter; b. Hunterdon Co. ; removed to Sparta, 
and later to the vicinity of Lafayette, Sussex Co. ; d. 1830; parentage 
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er, iii, John Cummins, iv, Shipman, v. Thomas, unm. ; vi. a daughter, 
vii. a daughter, viii. Cecelia, m. three times, no children. 
Joseph^ Cox, — carpenter; brother of Arthur, who learned his 

trade with him, and probably older; m. , and had children; 

removed to Ohio, about 1840. 

Second Generation, 
children of arthur^ cox and cummins. 

i. Jacob^ Cox, (Arthur*), — m. ; seven children, none living 

1911. 

ii. Martin Luther* Cox, — m. ; children: i. David A., 

and two others, deceased. 

iii. Col. John Cummins' Cox, — b. 1806; d. Feb. 1842; m. 
; children : i. Charles C, and two others, deceased. 

iv. Shipman* Cox, — m. , two children ; administrator of 

his father's estate, 1831. 

Third Generation. 

David A.* Cox, (Martin L.,* Arthur^), — Scranton, Pa.; engineer, 
D. L. and W. R. R. ; m. ; children — ^names not given. 

Charles C* Cox, (John C.*, Arthur^),— Lafayette, Sussex Co.; 
b. Oct. 29, 1838; an extensive land owner in Sussex Co. 

FRAGMENTARY RECORDS. 

1665 — ^John Cox, — from Long Island, N. Y. ; one of those who took 
up land at Middletown, N. J., under the NicoUs patent ; noth- 
ing further known of him. 

1674-5 — John Cox, — New Barbadoes, Essex Co. ; drowned in "Pis- 
aicke" River ; Edward Ball, appointed administrator of estate 
Jan. 9. 

1687 — Dr. Samuel Cox, — ^interests of Edw.d. Byllynge in West 
Jersey, vested in him at Byllynge's death; sold all his lands, 
including a large acreage in E. Jersey and other property, in 
Burlington, Perth Amboy, Gloucester, Egg Harbor, Cape 
May, and in Pa. and N. H., to a land association known as 
the West Jersey Society. 

1688 — ^Thomas Cox, — of London, land in Gloucester Co., surveyed 
for him June 14. 

1691 — Isaac Cocks, — member of W. Jersey Soc'y, to which the 
government of W. Jersey and territories was conveyed by 
Dr. Coxe, (Daniel). (See Smith's Hist, of N. J. ; also, (}eneal- 
ogy of Isaac Cox, p. 205.) 

1698 — Mount Cox, — Chester Tp., Bur. Co., mentioned; constable. 
1699 and 1701. 

1702 — Samuel Cox, — ^and John Hutchinson convey property in 
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1702-3 — Philip Cox, — ^Woodbridge; witness to a will, Jan. 3. 

1714 — John Cox, — m. Lydia, daughter of Joseph and Lydia Coop- 
er, at Burlington, cf. John Cock, 1736. 

1714-15 — ^JoHN Cocks, — Ex'r, John Bowler, Gloucester; refuses to 
act, 1720. 

1715-16 — Lawrence Cox, — hatter, Salem Town; appointed Admr., 
Jan. 31. 

1725 — ^Walter Cocke, — ^brickmaker, Burlington Tp., devises farm, 
etc., Chester Co., Pa., to son, James, under 16, sole heir. 

1727-8 — ^Erick Cox, — Gloucester Co., also Ann and Peter Cox, 
mentioned in connection with a will, 13th day, i ith mo. 

1728 — Samuel Cox, — ^blacksmith, Burlington; will, Dec. 22, prob. 
Mar. 31, 1729, names wife, Sarah (Smith), sons, Emanuel, 
Samuel, Benjamin; personal estate, £344.17.9. 

1730 — Isaac Cox, — Master of sloop. Swan, entered Port Burling- 
ton, from Antigua, Nov. 17. 

1730 — Katharine Cox, — Gloucester, m. Andrew Long, lie. Dec. 2, 

1733 — Dinah Cox, — Executrix, Nich. Lyon, Gloucester Co. ; will. 
Mar. 30, prob. June 8. 

1736 — ^Jane Cox, — ^m. Hugh Caldwell, Gloucester ; lie. Apr. 29. 

1736— John Cock, — Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeoman ; will Apr. 
9, prob. June 7; wife Lydia, executrix; names cousins, etc., 
no children; cf. John Cox, 1714. 

1737 — John Cox, — grandson of Thos., of London; land, Gloucester 
Co., re-surveyed, Nov. 12. 

1737 — ^JoNAS^ Cox, — Gloucester Co. ; property conveyed to him by 
Andrew Rainbow, Apr. 11 ; a re-survey of 9048 acres, same 
county, made Jan. 24, 1758, for his children, viz. i. Moses, it, 
Thomas, m. Afary, iv. Sarah, v. Gabriel, vi. William. 

A re-survey of 116 acres in Gloucester Co., made, 1764, for 
Jonas Cox and for his sisters, Mary, wife of Benj. Conoly, 
and Dorothy, wife of John Fish. He m. Sarah, daughter of 
Thos. Bull. 

Moses' Cox, (Jonas^), — m. (i) 1754, (lie. Oct. 18), Letitia 
Fisher; {2) ? 1774, (lie. Mar. 10) Mary Nale; will, Deptford 
Tp., Nov. 28, 1786, names wife, Mary, and children : i. Moses, 
a. David, Hi. Jonas, iv. Elizabeth, v. Sarah, vi. Mary, vii. Re- 
becca. 

1742 — Rev. Nicholas Cox, — b. New Castle, Del. ; m. 1764, Rebecca 
Potts, of Philadelphia, perhaps the Nich. Cox, cordwainer, 
Phila., who with William Cox, chairmaker, Phila., advertised 
land for sale in W, Jersey, Nov. 3, 1768; became a Baptist 
minister; licensed, Phila. 1771, ordained. Wantage, Sussex 
Co., N. J., Apr. 15, 1772; pastor. Wantage, 1771-1783, Bap- 
tistown, Hunterdon Co., 1784-90; preached also, at Fleming- 
ton ; afterwards, became a Universalist ; said to have been a 
man of ability ; may have been the Chaplain Cox who served 
in the Revolution, 1776-80; bought property in Kingwood 
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Mansfield Tp., Sussex Co., 1801 ; children : t. John, ii. Martha, 
Hi, William, iv. Elizabeth, v. Lydia, %n, Susanna, vii. Thomas, 
via, David, ix. Benjamin, 

Probably of Quaker ancestry, nothing further known of his 
descendants ; the following may have been of this family : 
David Cox, — kept a tavern, Newton, Sussex Co., prior to 
1857, when it was burned. 
1744 — Samuel Cox, — South River, Middlesex Co., advertises for 
run-a-way servant, July 25. 
Mary Cox, — ^m. Isaac Haines, b. 1714, Bur. Co. 

1749 — Benjamin Cox, — Commissioner of Highways, Somerset and 

Middlesex Co's. 
1749 — ^JoHN CoxE, — Justice of the Peace, Bergen and Middlesex 
Co's., Mar. 28. 

Richard Cox, — husbandman. Bur. Co.; d. intestate; Eliza- 
beth Cox, app. administratrix, July 8; inventory, £128, 2. 3. 
Edward Cox, — Woodbridge; will, signed with his mark, 
July 21, prob. Sept. 13; son, Humphrey, eldest daugfater^ 
Dorothy, three others. 

1750 — John Cox, — 1,030 acres surveyed for him ; Pohatcunk Crcckr 

Morris Co. 

1750 — Thomas Cox, — ^m. Sarah Ward; license, Mar. 21 ; Bur. Co. 

1751-63 — William Cox, — Somerset Co., carpenter; buys 54 J4 
acres on east side of Lamington River, of Tunis Post; part 
of the tract which previously belonged to James Alexander, 
Esq., of New York; deed June 9, 1751, recorded Jan. 19, 
1763. 

1753 — ^John Cox, — Contributes towards the erection of parsonage, 
Presbyterian Church, Reaville, Hun. Co. 

1754 — ^Henry Coxe, — Trustee, Presbyterian Church, Kingwood. 
Catharine Cox, — of Gloucester, m. Samuel Cozzcns; lic 
Mar. 2. 

1756— Ann Cox, — 2nd wife of William Corlies, Jr., Shrewsbury. 

1760-70— Cornelius Cox, — m. Sarah, daughter of Andrew and 
Margaret (Watson) Bray, of Lebanon. 

1762 — Thomas Cox, — bought of the executors of James Bray, 370 
acres in Kingwood, Hunterdon Co., part of the 500 acres con- 
veyed to Bray in 1727, by John Bray, (either his father or 
brother) ; same property conveyed, Sept. 14, 1764, by Thom- 
as Cox and Elizabeth, his wife, to John Cox, merchant, of 
Philadelphia. 

1764 — Richard Cox, — ^who lately kept a public house at the sign 
of the Black Horse, Mansfield (BurHngton Co.?) advertises 
the removal of his business to Trenton at the sign of the 
King of Prussia ; other references to him, at Trenton, IT^S 
and later. 

176^ — Samuel Cox, — m. Sarah Coleman, Middlesex Co.; lie May 

31- 
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1767 — John Cox, Jr., — assignee, estate of Richard Reading, of Am- 
wcll, Hunterdon Co. ; perhaps the John Cox, Jr., of Philadel- 
phia, to whom Thomas Prior conveyed property in N. J., Feb. 
16, 1771. 

1 77 5-S3 — Edwam) Cox, — ^kept small store at Mount Holly during 
the Revolution. 

Jacob Cox, — Gloucester Co.; private in the Revolutionary 
War, 3rd Battalion, Gloucester, also Col. Sommer's State 
troops. 

John Cox, — Burlington Co. ; a soldier in the Revolution. 
Andrew Cox, — Gloucester Co.; soldier in the Revolution; 
Capt. Holmes' Co. ; militia and Continental army. 

1775 — ^John Cox, — Justice of the Peace, Gloucester Co., Feb. 28. 

1777 — Stephen Cox, — lived in Morris Co., between Morristown 
and Chatham. 

1777-80 — George Cox, — Trustee Baptist Church, Upper Freehold. 

1778 — ^JoHN Cox, — Loyalist; lands in Gloucester Co., confiscated 
by the government 

John Coxe, — public cautioned against receiving bank notes 
from strangers, numbers of those lost, mostly payable to John 
Coxe, or bearer, having fallen into the hands of the enemy. 

1778 — Laurence Cox, — with other prisoners sentenced to death tor 
high treason, by Court of Oyer and Terminer, Gloucester, 
West Jersey. 

1779 — Gabriel Cox, — m. Sarah Elvill, Salem Co. 

Philip Cox, — assistant pastor to Daniel Ruff of M. E. 
Church, New Mills (Pemberton), the birthplace of Method- 
ism in N. J. 

1780 — ^John* Cox, — Flagtown, Somerset Co.; b. about 1780; per- 
haps identical with John Cock, son of Thomas and Eijda 
(Ida), baptized June 8, 1777, (Neshanic R. D. Church rec- 
ords) ; had son, Henry, of Flagtown, b. 1806, and other 
children, names not given. 

Henry* Cox, — had for his guardian, his father having died 
young, John Cox, Sheriff of Somerset Co., 1829-31, called 
"Col. Cox," the latter unm., probably a relative. 
John* Cox, — (Henry*, John*), — b. 1829, d. 1911; for many 
years a merchant in Somerville. 

Cornelius* Cox, — ^brother of John*; an officer in the Civil 
War; deceased. 
1785 — John Cox and wife, Esther, of Nottingham, Bur. Co., con- 
veyed property to Samuel Hankinson; deed Feb. 15. 
William Cox, — ^householder, Windsor Tp., Middlesex Co.; 
name on list of ratables. 
1786-91 — Samuel Coxe, John Coxe, and Ezekiel Coxe, — ^all of 
Maindenhood Tp., Hunterdon Co., now Lawrenceville, Mer- 
cer Co. ; names appear in conveyances of property and other 
local records; probably of same family; ancestral connec- 
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1790— William Cok, Jr., Gent, and wife, Abigail, of the city of 
Burlington; made deed of partition with John Bloomfield. 

1790 — ^James Cox, — ^name on list of Freeholders, Bridgewater Tp., 
Somerset Co. 

1792, — William Cox, — ^united with R. D. Church, Readington, on 
certificate from church at Lamberton. 

1795-6, — Sarah Cox, — widow, Amwell Tp., Hunterdon Co.; sons, 
James and John, mentioned in her will, probated June 25, 
1796. 

1795-1810, — Cornelius Cox, — ^name occurs frequently in old ac- 
count book of A. J. Bale, of Hampton, Sussex Co. 

1800, — James Cox, — of N. J.; patented Feb. 14, machine for sav- 
ing labor in tanning and dressing hides. Original patent 
signed by John Adams, President, and Timothy Pickering, 
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MASSACHUSETTS. 

ROBERT COX, OF MARBLEHEAD. 

First Generation 

Robert^ Cox, — ^fisherman and soldier; freeman, 1666; member 
of military company from Marblehead and Salem ; wounded in the 
famous "Swamp Fight" against the Narragansett Indians under 

King Philip, Dec, 16-19, 1675; m. (i), ; (2), Oct. 5, 1703, at 

Sdtuate, Agnes, widow of Joshua Kent, of Boston ; removed shortly 
after second marriage to Boston where the children by his second 
wife were born ; lived on Prince street ; owned considerable prop- 
erty; children: first marriage, — 1. James, it. William, Hi, Robert, 
iv. Jane, v. Margaret; second marriage — in. Joanna, vii. Elias, viii. 
Ruth, ir. Samuel, x. Andrew, xi. Matthew, 



James Cox,— of Marblehead, served in same military company 
with Robert; perhaps a brother. 
William* Cox, — said to have been a brother of Robert. 

Second Generation. 

children of ROBERT* COX. 

i. James' Cox, (Robert*), — fisherman; b. Scituate, Dec. i, 1693; 
d. before Dec. 6, 1745 ; lived in Boston ; m. Sept 19, 17 18, Alice In- 
graham, of Boston ; children : i. Alice, it. Samuel, d. in infancy ; Hi. 
Samuel, iv. Sarah, v. Hannah, vi. Benjamin, vii. Joseph, viii. Han- 
nah. 

ii. Wiluam* Cox, — b. Aug. 25, 1695; m. Boston, Nov. 23, 1719, 
Elizabeth Ridgeway, of Boston, granddaughter of John Ridgeway, 
of Pemaquid, Maine, called '*housewright," and "mariner"; chil- 
dren : t. William, ii. Elisabeth, Hi. John, iv. Samuel, v. Hannah, vi, 
Robert. 

lii. Robert^ Cox, — ^no record of his birth, marriage or death. 
Robert Cox, Lebanon, Conn., m. Ruth Howard, Nov. 9, 1720; Rob- 
ert Cox, Boston, had daughter, Margaret, baptized. Second Church, 
March 20, 1737. 

CHILDREN OF ROBERT* COX AND AGNES KENT. 

rii. EuAs' Cox, — of Boston; b. Mar. 28, 1707; d. 1750; called 
^Cordwainer" ; lived with his father, on Prince street; m. Nov. 4, 
1728, Elitha Hawkins; children: i. Robert, ii. Ruth, Hi. Elias, iv. 
Mary, v. "Aliter." 

ix. Samuel* Cox, — b. Apr. 17, 1712; d. before Dec. 29, 1744, 
without heirs ; administrator of his father's will ; d. before estate was 
settled. Samuel Cox, possibly the same, m. Mary Gould, Marble- 
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X. Andrew* Cox, — ^b. Feb. 7, 1714; d. about 1745; m. Aug. 5, 
1736, Mary Pratt; children's names not given, except Hannah, bap- 
tized, April 8, 1739. 

xi. Matthew' Cox, — of Cambridge; tanner; b. Boston, Mar. 23, 
171 7; killed by an accident, Feb. 19, 1756; united with First Church, 
Cambridge, 1739; m. 1739, Elizabeth Russell, of Cambridge, d. before 
1768; children: i. Elisabeth, it, Agnes, Hi. Walter, d. in infancy; 
iv, Walter, v. Samuel, vi. Matthew, vii. William, viii. Joseph, ijr. 
Phoebe, x, Benjamin. 

Third Generation. 

iii. Samuel' Cox, (James', Robert^), — b. Boston, Nov. 26, 1724; 
d. about 1798 ; fisherman, Marblehead ; bought land of his mother, 
Marblehead, 1750, and sold it 1759; bought land, Marblehead, 1778; 
a soldier in the Revolution, 21st Regiment, Col. John Glover; m. 
Apr. 22, 1752, Hannah Stacy, d. about 1798; children: i. Samuel, 
a, William, iii. James, iv. Joseph. ( ?) 

VI. Benjamin' Cox, — ^brother of Samuel; b. Boston, Feb. 28, 
1729; baptized in Old South Church; m. Oct. 9, 1752, Elizabeth 
Manwarring; children: i. Elizabeth, d. in infancy; ii. Elisabeth, 
iii. Sarah, iv. Benjamin, v. Lydia. vi. John. d. in infancy ; vii. Mary, 
via. John. 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM' COX AND ELIZABETH Rn)GEWAY 

i. William' Cox, (William', Robert*), — ^b. Aug. 28, 1720; bap. 
same day, North Church, Boston ; m. Sarah Thomas. 

iv. Samuel' Cox, — Boston; b. Mar. 24, 1726; bap. Mar. 27, 
1726, New North Church; owned property and m. in Dorchester; 
called "Cordwinder ;" of good business ability and "got on in the 
world prosperously;" served in the Revoli^ionary War; in battles 
of Lexington, Dorchester and Long Island; m. (i). May 23, 1750, 
Sarah Rogers, of Dorchester, b. May 20, 1733, d. Apr. 10, 1767; 
(2), Sept. 15, 1767, the widow, Elizabeth Bird, of Dorchester; 
children: First marriage — i. William, ii. Sarah, d. in infancy; iii. 
Sarah, iv. Elisabeth, v. Experience, d. in infancy; vi. Samuel, vii. 
John, via. Thomas, and ix. Hannah, twins ; x. an infant, "d. bom ;" 
second marriage — xi. Henry, xii. Robert, xiii. Joseph, xiv. Benja- 
min, XV. Susanna, xvi. Lemuel, xvii. Patience, xviii. Ruth, xix. 
Isaac. 

CHILDREN OF MATTHEW' COX AND ELIZABETH RUSSELL 

i. Elizabeth' Cox, (Matthew', Robert^), — ^bap. Jan. 20, 1739- 
40; m. July 24, 1766, Henry Dixon. 

li. Agnes' Cox, — bap. Mar. i, 1740-1; m. May 14, 1778, James 
Philips. 

iv. Walter' Cox, — ^b. Cambridge, 1744; m. Nov. 16, 1769, Judith, 
daughter of John Deland, of Charlestown ; a tanner, by trade ; said 
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thrifty, — ^apparently; Mrs. Judith Cox and children, William and 
Upham, in straitened circumstances, Charlestown, Mar. 5, 1807; she 
removed with her children to Nelson, O., 1832; children: i. Elusa- 
beth. If. Walter, Hi. Susanna, iv. William, v. John Hobbs, vi. Jona- 
than Upham, vii, Samuel, 

V. Samuel* Cox, — ^b. Cambridge; bap. Sept. 28, 1746; a sad- 
dler; lived on the old homestead. West Cambridge; one of the 
"Minute Men" of the Revolution; m. (i), Nov. 16, 1768, Lydia 
Cooper, (2), Feb. 16, 1775, Jemima Hussey, who after his death 
m. John Christian Fricke ; she hid in the cellar, with her son, Sam- 
uel, and watched the British go by to Lexington, Apr. 19, 1775; 
children : First marriage — f. a son, ii. a daughter; second marriage 
— m. Lydia, b. Apr. 4, 1767, d. 1833; lived and died among the 
Shakers, at Harvard, Mass.; iv. Samuel. 

vi. Matthew* Cox, — bap. Mar. 27, 1748; enlisted in Continental 
Army May 4, 1775 ; said to have gone to Onion River, Vermont, or 
to Canada ; d. leaving a family. 

Matthew Cox of the 43rd Regiment, whose wife's name was 
Mary, had Thomas bap. Nov. 9, 1767, also Thomas bap. Nov. 13, 
1774, according to records of King's Chapel. 

vii. William* Cox, — ^bap. Apr. 8, 1750 ;*m. 1779, Mary Swain; 
went to Vt. ; children : i. William, ii. John, said to have moved to O. ; 
Hi. Joseph. 

William Cox occupied estate of John and Daniel Russell, Charles- 
town, 1798. 

William Cox, a Lieutenant in the 5th Regiment, "King's Own," 
wounded, Apr. 19, 1775. 

viii. Joseph* Cox, — ^bap. 1752; said to have died in Wobum; "a 
Minnit Man ;" with his brothers, Matthew and Benjamin, in Cap* 
tain Ben. Lock's Cambridge Company, later, part of the 37th Regi- 
ment, Col. William Bond ; "Joseph Cox, ae. 24, 5 ft. 8 inches," en- 
listed May 4, 1775; lost a leg; well known in Cambridge and Wo- 
bum, after the war ; Jennie, wife of Joseph Cox, d. Woburn, Mar. 
24, 1816; children : i. Matthew, bap. Feb. 12, 1786. 

ix. Phoebe* Cox, — ^bap. Apr. 14, 1754; m. June 24, 1777, John 
Hobb's, of Boston. 

X. Benjamin* Cox, — ^b. Cambridge, Mar. 7, 1756; d. Nov. 25, 1795 ; 
Minute Man in Lock's Company, Continental Army ; m. shortly af- 
ter his father's death, Mrs. Susanna (Tolman) Leeds, of Dorches- 
ter, where his first two children were born ; lived later in Cambridge 
and Boston ; children : 1. Sukee, ii. Benjamin, Hi. Matthew, iv. Nancy, 
m. Jacob Townsend, 1815. 

Fourth Generation. 

Joseph* Cox, (Samuel* (?), James^, Robert^), — Marblehead; b. 
on Cranberry Island; m. Sept. 25, 1783, (i) Margaret Standley, of 
Marblehead; mariner; d. at sea, about 1804; children: 1. James, 
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CHILDREN OF SAMUEL® COX AND SARAH ROGERS. 

i. William* Cox, (Samuel* (?), William^ Robert^,— b. Dor- 

Chester, Jan. 26, 1751 ; m. Mary ; children: i. Polly, ii, WH- 

liam. Hi, Daniel, 

vi. Samuel* Cox, — ^b. Dorchester, Oct. 6, 1760; d. May 9, 1813; 
a soldier in the Revolution; in battles of Milton River, Dorchester 
Heights, Long Island, and in Burgoyne's Campaign ; a cordwaincr^ 
or harness maker, and farmer ; owned considerable property ; joined 
Dorchester, First Church, 1784; instrumental in organization of 
Second Parish, 1808; m. Mary Thayer, of Randolph, October 3, 
1783 ; children : i, Sarah Trott, ii, William, Hi, Samuel, iv. Abigail, i\ 
John, vi, George, vii, Mary, 



xi. Henry* Cox, — ^b. Dorchester, May 30, 1768; d. Feb. i, 1824; 
said to be of Newtowne, 1795; m. (i) June 12, 1795 (?), Mrs. Sa- 
rah (Davenport) Bussey, of Dorchester, who d. Aug. 30, 1799. 
Captain Henry Cox and wife, Betsey, had several children, bom in 
Dorchester, 1804-18; removed 1819 to North Yarmouth, Me. Mrs. 
Betsey Cox, d. Oct. 5; 1861, aged 84 years 5 months; children: 
first marriage — i, George, ii, Harry, Hi, a child, d. Dec. 8, 1799; sec- 
ond marriage — iv. Thomas, v, Sarah Elisabeth, vi. a child, d. Oct. 
22, 1808; vii, a child, d. Sept. 25, 181 1 ; viii, a child, d. May 20, 1819, 
ae. 2 years ; ix. William, bap. Sept. 27, 1818, d. May i, 1820. 

xii. Robert* Cox, — b. Nov. 19, 1769; m. probably June 30, 1791, 
Lois Merryfield. 



"Robert Cox, great-grandson of Robert*, deceased, Scituate, 1831 ; 
had been a Revolutionary soldier; had son, Robert." 



xiv. Benjamin* Cox, — b. Sept. 26, 1773; paper manufacturer, 
Chicopee Falls; m., 1803, Sarah Bowman, of Amherst, Mass; chil- 
dren : t. Caroline, ii. Lemuel, Hi, Thomas, iv. Almira, v, Susan, vi, 
Benjamin Franklin, vii. Samuel Bird, viii. Reuben, 

Fourth Generation 

Jonathan Upham* Cox, ( Walter', Matthew*, Robert*), — ^b. Cam- 
bridge, Mass., Feb. 5, 1785; bap. Mar. 6, 1785, (Records First 
Church, Cambridge) ; a miller by trade; m., Cambridge, Aug. 31* 
1807, Lucinda, daughter of Caleb Blood, Jr., and Hepzibah Jewett, 
who d. at Nelson, O., Dec. 5, 1838; removed, about 1809, to 
Plymmouth, Chenango Co., N. Y., his brother, Samuel, accompany- 
ing him; removed about 1815 to Owego, N. Y., Samuel remaining' 
at Plymouth; d. Owego, Apr. 21, 1830; children: i, WUliam t/.,«. 
Charles B., Hi. Frederick Walter, iv, Jonathan, b. Oct. 25, 1813, A, 
at Plymouth: v. Orville Sutherland, vi, Augustus, vii, Samuel 
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1823, d- Manti, U., July 23, 1854; x. Esther, b. Jan. 21, 1825, d. 
1825 ; jri. Mary Elizabeth, xii. Jonathan Upham. 

Fifth Generation 
children of jonathan upham* cox and lucinda blood 

i. William U.* Cox, (Jonathan U.*. Walter", Matthew^ Rob- 
ert^), — ^b. Boston, Mar. 3, 1808; m. Sarah A. Beebe; d. Sid- 
ney, la., Aug. 5, 1866. 

ii. Hon. Charles Benjamin* Cox, — Santa Rosa, Cal. ; b. 
Pl3nnouth, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1810; removed, with his mother, to 
Nelson, O., in 1832, and there remained until her death in 1838; m. 
Margaret Lockwood, Garrettsville, O., 1836; removed to Hudson, 
Wis., 1849 or 1850, and shortly afterwards to Clifton, Pierce Co., 
AVis. ; built a small flour mill in that then new country ; removed later 
to River Falls, Wis., where he built three mills, all on the Kinnick- 
Icinkick River, which afforded an excellent water power. For more 
than twenty years he was a leading citizen of the town, honored, 
respected and loved by all; familiarly known as "Uncle Charlie"; 
held many positions of public trust ; member of the Wisconsin Legis- 
lature, 1859 to 1862 ; amassed a comfortable fortune ; in consequence 
of failing health, removed, 1875, to Santa Rosa, Cal., where he died 
Apr., 1 891 ; children: i. Ella R., ii. Amelia F,, Hi. Mary, 

iii. Frederick Walter* Cox, — ^b. Plymouth, N. Y., Jan. 20, 
1812; m. Emeline Whiting, Nelson, O., July 3, 1837; ^- Manti, Utah, 
June 4, 1879. 

V. Orville Sutherland* Cox, — ^b. Plymouth, Nov. 25, 1814; m. 
Elvira Pamelia Mills ; d. Fairview, Utah, July 4, 1888. 

vi. AuGHSTUs' Cox, — ^b. Owego, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1816; m. Maria 
Owen, 1837; d. Springfield, Utah. 

vii. Samuel Leach' Cox, — b. Owego, Mar. 8, 1820; d. Aug. 8, 
1892 ; removed, 1832, to Nelson, O., in 1850, to Hudson, Wis., about 
1855, to River Falls, Wis., where he died ; an excellent mechanic and 
of great assistance to his brother in the erection of his flouring mills ; 
m. (i) at Nelson, O., Catharine Hopkins, (2) Sept. 28, 1848, Bet- 
sey Ann Hitchcock, d. River Falls, Jan. 13, 1904; children: first 
marriage — i. Lumen, d. in Civil War ; ii. Emily, m. Harring- 
ton, second marriage — iii. Lester, b. Apr. 30, d. Dec. 3, 1850; iv. 
Marion, b. Aug. 13, 1857, d. Aug. 13, 1859; ^- -^^^^ *>. June 11, 1859, 
d. Sept. II, 1861 ; vi. Frank Chancey, vii. Imogene Mary, b. Jan. 19, 
i860, d. June 19, 1889, m. Wm. O. Darling, Mar. 19, 1885 ; wi. Wil- 
ber Henry, 

viii. Amos' Cox, — b. Owego, Mar. 26, 1821 ; d. Shenandoah, la. ; 
m. Philena Morley. 

xi. Mary Elizabeth' Cox, — ^b. Owego, Dec. 25, 1826; m. Edwin 
Whiting. 

xii. Jonathan Upham' Cox, — ^b. Owego, Oct. 14, 1830; removed 
with his mother to Nelson, O., 1832; lived for a short time, in Wis. ; 
later, removed to Mills Co., la. ; has lived for many years at Hast- 

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ings; m. July 12, 1857, ^^ Mills Co., Ambrosia Morse. On July 12, 
1907, at the home of their eldest daughter, Mrs. Dr. Whitnall, they 
celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage; all of their 
children being present. At the close of the day's festivities the Cox 
family, all of whom are musical, gave a concert in the K. of P. Hall, 
the groom playing the violin, on the occasion ; children : i, Minnie, «. 
Victor H., iii. Zula E., iv. Edwin M,, v, Lillian, vi. Eugene B. 

Note — Five of the children of Jonathan Upham Cox and Lucinda 
Blood, viz. Frederick Walter, Orville S., Augustus, Harriet L., and 
Mary E., removed to Utah, in the fifties, and joined the Mormans. 
They entered into plural marriages and their descendants are prob- 
ably more numerous than those now living, of all other branches of 
the family of Robert Cox, besides. 

Sixth Generation 
children of charles benjamin" cox and margaret lockwood 

i. Ella E.« Cox, (Charles B.^ Jonathan U.*, Walter', Matthew*, 
Roberto,— b. Feb. 3, 1842; d. River Falls, Wis., 1868; m. Dr. A. 
D. Andrews. 

ii. Amelia F.* Cox, — b. May 17, 1845; ^- ^^ River Falls, Nov. 
25, 1873, Ellsworth Burnett. 

iii. Mary* Cox, — ^b. Dec. 13, 1848; m. at River Falls, J. Dwight 
Barnett ; living at Santa Rosa, Cal. ; daughter, Margaret Adelle. 

iv. George Cox, — b. about 1857; drowned. 

vi. Frank Chancy* Cox, (Samuel L.', Jonathan U.*, Walter*, 
Matthew*, Robert*),— b. River Falls, Wis., Nov. 25, 1857, ( ?) ; d. 
Apr. 5, 1909 ; at various times miller, carpenter and booWceeper ; m. 
Nov. 24, 1898, Anna Maria Nelson, a graduated nurse, previously of 
Hudson Sanitorium; son, Charles Nelson, b. Jan. 18, 1900. 

vii. Imogene Mary* Cox, — ^b. River Falls, Jan. 19, i860; d. June 
19, 1889; m. Mar. 19, 1885, William O. Darling. 

viii. WiLBER Henry* Cox, — ^b. River Falls, July 14, 1862; edu- 
cated in the public school and State Normal Sdiool ; bookkeeper, for 
a number of years, at River Falls, Perley, and Mason, Wis. ; cashier, 
Prescott State Bank, Prescott, Wis. ; appointed receiver, when the 
bank closed, during the panic of 1893 J returned to River Falls and 
again became a bookkeeper; elected cashier of the Bank of Fair- 
mount, N. D., June, 1895, which position he still holds; m. Feb. 
9, 1888, Lizzie Mabel, a graduate of the River Falls State Normal 
School and daughter of Dr. Edward Ballard, for some years Mayor 
of River Falls and member of the Board of Regents of the State 
Normal School of Wisconsin ; children : *. Mabel, b. Mason, Wis., 
June 10, 1890, student N. D. Agricultural College; n. Marion, b. 
River Falls, July 27, 1892, student N. D. Agricultural College ; iii, 
Edward Ballard, b. June 20, d. Nov. 5, 1900; iv, Marjorie, b. July 
31, 1901; V. Eleanor, b. Jan. 20, 1907; zd. Dean Wilber, b. Aug. 

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PENNSYLVANIA. 

RICHARD COX, OF CHESTER COUNTY. 
First Generation. 

Richard^ Cox, — ^probably a son of John and Rachel, of New Cas- 
tle Co., Delaware; emigrated, with his parents, from England, 1708; 
ccrticate granted him, 2, 5, 1712, from Newark, Del., Monthly Meet- 
ing of Friends, to Gwynedd, Pa., in order to his marriage with 
Margaret Potts; accepted 3, 26, 1712; his wife, a daughter of Jane 
Potts, a native of Wales, whose husband had died on the voyage 
from England, she arriving in Philadelphia by a later ship, to find 
herself a widow with four daughters. She settled in Germantown 
and is said to have supported her family by the practice of medicine, 
having brought a diploma from England. 

The minutes of Kennett Monthly Meeting, Apr. 6, 1713, refer to 
the removal of Richard Cox and family to West Jersey ; certificate 
given them to Crosswicks, now Chesterfield, N. J.; Richard and 
Margaret Cox, present at the double wedding of the two daughters 
of Jonas Potts, Perkiomen, Pa., 1719; Margaret, probably a cousin 
of the brides, referred to as an acceptable minister among the 
Friends. Richard Cox, again a member of Kenneth Monthly Meet- 
ing, 1728; transferred, that year, to North Wales, (Gwynedd), hav- 
ing removed to Pa. ; his home thereafter in Chester Co., where he 
died, in Vincent Tp., about 1762 ; after the death of his first wife, 

he m. (2) Mary ; two daughters of the second marriage; 

children : first marriage — ». Anna, b. 8, 29, 1713 ; ii. Sarah, b. 4, 26, 
171 5 ;in> Richard, b. 2, 17, 1718; iv. Jonathan, b. 6, 11, 1720; v. Jo- 
seph, vi, Benjamin, vii, John, b. 8, 9, 1725 ; second marriage — viii, 
Elisabeth, m. William Page ; i.r. Mary, m. Jonathan Potts. 

Second Generation. 

v. Joseph* Cox, — (Richard^), — b. 4, 26, 1723; d. 7, 17, 1814; m. 
Catharine Watson, b. 6, 27, 1722, d. 11, 19, 1773 ; lived, Vincent Tp. 
1754-72, then removed to Willistown ; children : *. Hannah, b. 2, 2, 
1746, d. 5, II, 1747; ii' Hannah, b. 9, 6, 1747, d. 10, i, 1747; Hi. 
Mary, b. 9, 8, 1748, d. 7, 4, 1754; iv. William, b. 8, 14, 1750, d. 8, 23, 
1750; V. Hannah, b. 10, 5, 1751, m. John Townsend; vi. Margaret, b. 
i» 6, I753» d- 4, 8, 1813, unm.; vil Benjamin, b. 2, 7, 1756, d. 5, 2, 
1757; twi. Benjamin, ix. Richard, x. Elizabeth. 

vi. Benjamin* Cox, (Richard^), — Upper Providence, Philadel- 
phia Co.; twin brother of Joseph; b. 4, 26, 1723; d. 1772; m. 
Elizabeth, b. 1724, d. 1792, sister of Catharine, his brother's wife, 
and daughter of William and Hannah Watson, from England, who 
settled in Bristol, Bucks Co., just before marriage. Hannah Wat- 
son, nee CuUamore, related by marriage to the Penn family; chil- 
dren: i. Richard, b. 7, 4, 1746, d. young; ii. Margaret, b. 7, 19, 1747, 
d. 2, II, 1789, unm.; Hi, Jonathan, b. 10, 31, 1749, d. 5, 12, 1813, 



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unm. ; iv, William, v, Joseph, vi. Hannah, b. 4, 12, 1757, d. ae. 7; 
w. Mary, b. 11, 18, 1759, d. ae. 69, unm. ; viii. Sarah, b. 11, 2, 1761, 
d. 1832, m. (i) Samuel Davis, (2) John Wilson, no issue; ix. Ben- 
jamin, X, John, b. 5, 6, 1766, d. in infancy. 

Third Generation 

viii. Benjamin* Cox, (Joseph*, Richard*), — b. 7, 8, 1758, d. 2. 
10, 1846; a Revolutionary soldier. Pa. Militia, 1780-2; member of 
Capt. Harris's Co., Willistown, Chester Co. ; fact disputed, but evi- 
dence submitted in support of the above statement, accepted by 
Empire State Soc'y, S. A. R. ; m. Hannah Smedley, Goshen, Pa., 
May 10, 1780; children: i. George, b. i, 13, 1781, d. in infancy; 
\i. Catharine, b. 3, 8, 1782, d. young; Hi, Hannah, b. 10, 20, 1783, 
d. 2, 14, 1861, m. Isaac Smedley, 20, 10, 1803, Willistown, Pa.; w. 
George, v. Jane, b. 4, 5, 1787, d. 6, 14, 1809, m. Joel Smedley, w. 
Joseph, vii. Amy, b. 2, 10, 1791, d. 4, 29, 1844, *"• (i) Isaac Smedley, 
IS, II, 1810, (2) Peter Yamall; viii, William, b. 7, 5, 1792, d. 9, 8, 
1804; ix, Joshua, b. 3, 23, 1794, d. young; jr. Margaret, b. 12, 5, 
1795, d. 1845, "1. John Bradley, xi. Jeffry, b. 6, 17, 1797, d. 9, 10, 
1804; xii, Elisabeth, b. 5, 24, 1799, d. 9, 8, 1804; xiii, Benjamin, 
b. 6, I, 1801, d. 9, 9, 1804. 

ix. Richard* Cox, (Joseph*, Richard^), — ^b. i, 29, 1761 ; d. about 
1815; m. (1) Sarah Davison, (2) Sarah Cowgill (?); children: i. 
Susanna, ii, Thomas, Hi, Richard, iv, Charles, 

X. Elizabeth* Cox, (Joseph*, Richard^), — ^b. 3, 25, 1763; m. 
Daniel Smedley, 1801 ; children : i. Abiah T,, ii. Lydia, Hi, William. 



iv. William* Cox, (Benjamin*, Richard^), — ^b. 12, 21, 1751; d. 
12, 3, (or 2) 1846; m. Goshen, 6, 15, 1780, Lydia Garrett, d. 12, 21, 
1808, ae. 46; settled at Willistown; children: *. Hannah, b. 4, 29, 
1781, d. 2, 22, 1841, m. Joel Smedley, five children; ii, Benjamin, b. 
10, 12, 1782, d. 6, 27y 1814, m. Sarah Woolman, Goshen, 13, 6, 181 1, 
no issue; iii, Thomas, d. in infancy; iv. John, v. Abner, b. 5, 16, 
1788, m. Sarah Nicholson, daughter, Elizabeth H., died; vi. Thomas, 
tni. Elizabeth, b. 4, 20, 1793 ; viii, Levi, b. 11, 8, 1795, m. Susanna M. 
Hibbard, d. 12, 4, 1851, five children; ix, Jonathan, b. 3, 16, 1799, 
d. 4, 24, 1820, unm. ; x. Lydia, b. i, 21, 1802, m. Nathan L. Garrett, 
eight children; xi, William, b. 4, 17, 1805, m. Abigail Yamall, 5, 20i, 
1841, no issue. 

V. Joseph* Cox, (Benjamin*, Richard^), — ^b. 3, 27, 1754; d- Prov- 
idence, 7, 9, 1825 ; m. Mary Davis ; children : i. Elizabeth, b. 2, 22, 
1781 ; ii. William, iii, Benjamin, iv, Letitia, b. 1 1, 25, 1785, m. Jesse 
Lamborne, eight children; v, Joseph, vi. Jonathan, vii. John, viii. 
Hannah, h. 2, 19, 1793; ix. Josiah, b. 12, 15, 1794. 

ix. Benjamin* Cox, (Benjamin*, Richard^),— b. 12, 30, 1764; m. 
Mary Umpstead, 1803, Birmingham Mo. Meeting; children: i. Mar- 
garet, h. I, 24, 1804; ii. Abraham R.; iii Benjamin, iv. Sarah, b. 4, 8, 
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Fourth Generation. 

iv. George* Cox, (Benjamin", Joseph^ Richard^), — ^b. 6, 18, 
1785; d. 7, 9, 1834; m. Ann Kerns, d. 5, 27, 1832; children: i. Josh- 
ua Smedley, it. Caleb H., Hi. Jeffry, b. 11, 6, 1820, d. 2, i, 1821 ; iv. 
Hannah^ b. 5, 23, 1824, m. John Woodward, six children. 

7n. Joseph* Cox, (Benjamin', Joseph*, Richard^), — ^b. Willistown, 
Chester Co., 5, 17, 1789; d. Juliustown, N. J., 5, 15, 1862; m. New- 
town, Pa., 10, ID, 1810, Hannah, b. Philadelphia, 3, 8, 1790, d. Ju- 
liustown, I, 24, 1867, daughter of William and Mary (Pryor) Letch- 
worth. She was, for many years, a speaker at the Springfield Meet- 
ing. Joseph and his family received a certificate from Goshen, Pa., 
10, 29, 1817, to Burlington, N. J., and from there to Upper Spring- 
field, Burlington Co., N. J., 1820; children: i. Benjamin, n. Jane P,, 
b. 1813, d. 1894, Pemberton, N. J., unm. ; Hi, Letchworth, iv, 
Joseph, V, William L,, vi, Elizabeth, b. 1820, d. 2, 7, 1881, unm., 
buried near Mt. Holly, N. J. ; vii, Mary L., b. 1822, m. Isaiah C t)u- 
bell, children, (i) Isaiah C, Jr., (2) Garfield, (3) Walter; viii. 

Susan, m. (i) Nathaniel Hart, (2) Blaine; ix. Townsend, b. 

1826. Ex'r of Jane P., 1891, ni. Margaretta Page, no issue ; x. Isaac 
Smedley; xi. Hannah Ann, b. 1832, d. in infancy; xii. Hannah, b. 
1833, m. Samuel E. Fox, Pemberton, N. J. 

iv. John* Cox, (William*, Benjamin^ Richard^), — ^b. 3, 12, 1786; 
m. (i) Phebe Hall, 1710, (2) Harriet Pierce; children: First mar-- 
riage — i. Thomas W,, b. 8, 31, 181 1, d. 9, 8, 1815 ;n. William, b. 4, 
25, 1813, d. 8, 29, 1815; Hi. Mary H., b. 8, 13, 1816; second mar- 
riage — iv, Jacob Pierce, b. 6, 30, 1824, m. Hannah Bond ; children : 
(i) Lucelia, b. 12, 25, 1855, ^' William W. Polk; (2) Isabella; v, 
Lydia Elisabeth, h. 7, 31, 1826; vi. Anna Rachel, b. 8, 24, 1829; 
w. John William, b. 7, 8, 1835, m. Mary Smith, children, (i) Har- 
ry, (2) Russell, (3) Percy. 

vi. Thomas* Cox, (William*, Benjamin*, Richard^), — b. 7, 25, 
1790; m. Mary Smedley, Willistown, 11, 9, 181 7; children: t. Ly- 
dia, a, Susanna, b. i, 28, 1820; Hi. Thomas Smedley, iv. William, 
b. 8, I, 1823; V. Mary, b. 1826; vi. Bennett S., b. 1828, m. (i) 
3, 2$, 1858, Rebecca Smedley, d. 1861, (2) Sallie W. Johnson, ini. 
Abby, b. 4, 5, 1830, m. 5, 4, 1855, Chalkley Williams, son, How- 
ard, vHi. Lydia H., b. 5, 7, 1832, m. Thomas H. Hall, five children. 

CHH^DREN OF JOSEPH* COX AND MARY DAVIS 

ii. Wn-LIAM* Cox^ (Joseph*, Benjamin*, Richard^), — Umchlan, b. 
7, 8, 1782 ; m. 1809, Ann Wheeler ; children : i. Martha, ii. Joseph, Hi. 
Charles,. iv, Mary, v. William, vi. Mark J., m. Susan Evans, son, 
Elwood. 

iii. Benjamin* Cox, — ^b. 2. 23, 1784; m. Lydia Musgrave; chil- 
dren : f . Mary, m. William Wilkinson, daughter, Matilda ; ii. Aaron, 

m. , daughter, Lydia; iii. Deborah, m. John Bradley, 

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V. Joseph* Cox,— b. 8, 13, 1787; m. Achsah Siddons; children: 
t. Letitia, it, Elizabeth, m. Hugh Wells; four children: m. Sarah, 
iv. Letitia, v. Mary, 

vi. Jonathan* Cox, — Montgomery Co.; b. 2, 15, 1789; m. (i) 
Ann Tyson, 11, 6, 1818, East Nottingham, (2) Hannah Tyson; chil- 
dren : First marriage — i. Mary Ann, m. Oswald Tyson, six children ; 
second marriage — it. Rachel, Hi. Martha, iv. Benjamin, v. Joseph, vi. 
Sarah Ann, vii. Joseph, viii. Elizabeth, ix. John, x. Hannah Ann, 
xi. Edwin. 

vii. John* Cox,— b. 11, 13, 1790; m. (i) Sarah Albertson, (2) 
Mary Chaloner ; children : first marriage — 1. Mary, m. James Simp- 
son—one son, it. Phebe, Hi. Sarah, m. James Dunlap, three children ; 
second marriage — iv. John, died; v. Ann^ m. George Hurst, one 
son, John; vi. John, m. Jane O'Brien; children: (i) John, (2) Ed- 
win. 

ii. Abraham R.* Cox, (Benjamin*, Benjamin', Richard*), — ^Up- 
per Providence, Chester Co. ; b. 8, 28, 1806 ; m. Mary M. Taylor, 2, 
14, 1828 ; children : i. Benjamin T., b. 4, 9, 1829 ; it. Stephen T., b. 
4, 26, 1830,— children, (i) Mary Ellen, (2) Eva J. ; ifi. Abraham D., 
b. 9, 24, 1832; iv. Margaret E., b. i, 20, 1835, d. 2, 7, 1884, m. John 
Magar, — children (i) Charles, (2) John R., v. Job T., h. 7, 4, 1839; 
in. Catharine T., h. 7, 7, 1841 ; zni. Mary Ann, viii. John Umpstead, 
b. 3, 21, 1844, d. 7, 12, 1864. 

iii. Benjamin* Cox, (Benjamin*, etc.), — ^b. i, 5, 1809; m. Eliza- 
beth Taylor; children: i. William, b. 12, 15, 1829; it. Margaret, b. 9, 
30, 183 1, m. Frank Tyson — daughter, Fanny; tti. Sarah, b. 10, 30, 

1833, m. William Taylor— children, (i) Mary, (2) Harriet, m. Mar- 
ccllus Rambo; iv. Lavina, b. i, 11, 1836, m. Joseph Ambler; v. Me- 
linda, d. 4, 11, 1838, ae. i mo. 8 days ; w. John Taylor, b. 3, 8, 1839 ; 
zni. Hannah S., h. 5, 25, 1841 ; viU. Ann Eliza, b. 5, 24, 1843 '» **"• 
Mary Jane, b. 10, 29, 1845 * ^' Fanny B. 

Fifth Generation 

i. Joshua Smedley* Cox, (George* Benjamin', Joseph*, Rich- 
ard^), — b. 8, 19, 1816; m. Alice Hoopes; children: t. Susanna, ii. 
Georgianna. 

ii. Caleb H." Cox, (George*, etc.), — ^b. 7, 24, 1818; m. Mary H. 
Minster ; children : t. Lydia Ann, ii. George, m. Isabella Qark, tiirec 
daughters ; tit. Sidney Anna, m. Eldwin T. Dumall, three children ; 
iv. William M, m. Mary E. Pratt, son, Edwin G. ; v. Selina, m. 
Louis V. Smedley, two children ; vi. Mary Ella, m. Maurice Sears- 
ley. 

CHILDREN OF JOSEPH* COX AND HANNAH LETCHWORTH. 

i. Benjamin" Cox, (Joseph*, Benjamin", Joseph*, Richard*), — 
b. Willistown, 9, 29, 181 1; d. Philadelphia, 7, 22, 1866; m. 6, 11, 

1834, Harriet Stockton Antrim, of BurHngton, N. J., b. 8, 25, 1807, 
d. Brooklyn, N. Y., 6, 13, 1888 ; children : i. Edward Benson, ii. Har- 
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iii. Letchworth* Cox, — ^b. 12, 17, 1814; living Jamesburg, N. J., 
1886; m. Margaret Newell, of Bordentown, N. J.» l>- 5» i» 1818, d. 

Jamesburg, 5, 16, 1884; children: 1. Amy N., m. ; ii. William 

L., b. 1840, d. 1856; iii, Mary F., m. ; iv. Charles G., b. So. 

Amboy, 1847 1 ^'- Malvina, b. 1849 1 ^*- Almira W., m. — ; vii. 

Clara S,, inii. Henrietta S., b. 1858, d. 1864. 

iv. Joseph* Cox, — ^Juliustown, N. J.; b. 1817; d. 1864; m. Sarah 
Stevenson; children: i. Anna S,, b. 1850; u. Alfred, iii. Amos, 
{Amourf) 

V. WiLUAM L.» Cox,— Mt. Holly, N. J. ; b. 1818 ; m. Mary Nay- 
lor ; daughter, Mary E, 

X. Isaac Smedley* Cox, — ^b. 1828; m. (i) Ann Nicholas, (2) Re- 
becca A. Wells, (perhaps in reverse order) ; children : first marriage 
— t. IVUliam B,, ii. Walter L., second marriage — iii. Howard L. 



iii. Thomas Smedley" Cox, (Thomas*, William', Benjamin*, 
Richard^, — b. 9, 3, 1821; ra. Mary Williams, 4, 3, 1846; children: 
i. Sarah H., b. 3, i, 1848, m. Elias Jones ; ii. Jesse W., iii. Wilmer 
B., b. 10, 8, 1853, "i- Sallie F. Roberts; iv. Edwin T., b. 
10, 12, 1856; V. Lydia J., b. 10, 7, 1859. 



iv. John Cooke* Cox, (Benjamin*, Joseph", Benjamin*, Rich- 
ardO, — ^m. Anna J. Rowland; children: t. Rowland^ m. Frances 
Will ; ii. Harry ^ iii. Sally, iv. Annie John. 

V. Peter Jacquet* Cox, (Benjamin*, etc.), — m. Mary Ann Cul- 
bert; children: i. Elizabeth, ii. Deborah, iii. Anna, iv. William. 

Sixth Generation 

i. Edward Benson* Cox, (Benjamin", Joseph*, Benjamin*, Jo- 
seph*, Richard^), — ^b. 3, 6, 1836; d. 1906; m. 9, i, 1862, Anna 
Watts, b. Philadelphia, i, 9, 1836; children: i. Edwin Stockton, ii. 
Harriet M.. 



ii. Alfred* Cox, (Joseph*, Joseph*, etc.), — ^b. 1859; m. (i) Mt. 
Holly, N. J., 1883, Mamie Gibbs, (2) Rachel Gaskell; children: 1. 
Eva Elizabeth, b. 1884; ii. Elsie, h. 1895; iii. Edgar, b. 1897. 

iii. Amos* Cox, — ^brother of Alfred*, b. i860; m. 1884, B. A. 
Waterman; daughter, Helen Irma, b. 1887, Moorestown, N. J. 

Seventh Generation 

Edwin Stockton^ Cox, (Edwin B.*, etc.), — Brooklyn, N. Y. ; b. 
Philadelphia, July 16, 1864; Chief Clerk, American Express Co., 
New York ; member Society, S. A. R., Empire State Chapter. 



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THOMAS COX, OF LONDON GROVE. 
First Generation. 

Thomas^ Cox, — ^yeoman, of London Grove, Chester Co., perhaps 
a son of John and Rachel Cox, of New Castle Co., Del. ; bought 150 
acres of land in London Grove, of Tobias CoUett and Co., or the 
London Company, Mar. 14, 1722; m. (i) 9 mo. 2, 1722, Elizabeth, 
daughter of John and Martha (Taylor) Fincher, at Friends' Meet- 
ing, London Grove, (2) 1730, "with License by ye priest," Mary, 
daughter of Peter and Elinor (Normand) Cooke; sold property in 
Chester Co., 1733, and removed with his family, "over the Susque- 
hanna," to what is now York Co., where he was granted a tract of 
200 acres on which he settled ; owned other land in the same county ; 
a witness at the first Friends' marriage in York Co., 5 mo. 29, 1740, 
and again, at the marriage of his daughter, Rebecca," at ye house of 
William Garretson," in Warrington, 22d of 8 mo., 1740; removed, 
about 1759, with his wife and younger children to North Carolina; 
perhaps a brother of John Cox, also of York Co., whose descendants 
are numerous in North Carolina. (See Thomas Cox, of Wa)me Co., 
N. C.) ; children: first marriage — i. Rebecca, n. Isaac, Hi. Elizabeth; 
second marriage — iv. Mary, v. Peter, vi. Harmon ( ?) and others. 

Second Generation, 
children of thomas^ cox and elizabeth fincher 

i. Rebecca* Cox, (Thomas^), — ^m. Warrington, 8, 20, 1740, James 
Frazier. Among those who signed the marriage certificate were 
Ann Cox, Thomas Cocks, Mary Cocks, Isaac Cox and John Cox, 

ii. Isaac* Cox, — ^m. Warrington Meeting, 9, 27, 1746, Olive Un- 
derwood ; removed to N. C. ; perhaps the same Isaac Cox of N. C. 
who m. Elizabeth Marley, who may have been a second wife. (See 
N. C. Genealogies). 

iii. Elizabeth* Cox, — ^m. 5, 14, 1754, David Jenkins; removed 
to N. C. 1756. 



vi. Harmon' Cox, — perhaps a son of Thomas^, by his second 
wife; at least from the same neighborhood and nearly related; m. 
1745, "Jane Johns and removed, 1751, with his cousin, Benjamin* 
Cox, (John^), to Randolph Co., N. C. ; children: t. William, ii. Re- 
becca, m. Benjamin* Cox, (Benjamin*), q. v.; iii. Hannah, m. Sam- 
uel Allen; children, (i) Amy, (2) John, (3) Hannah, (4) Phebe, 
(5)Rebecca, (6) Mary, (7) Ann; iv. Thomas, v. Harmon, m. Cath- 
arine Cox, daughter, Hannah; vi. Jane, m. Henry Branson; chil- 
dren: (i) Mary, (2) Nathan, (3) Jane, (4) Lydia, (5) Henry, (6) 
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JOHN COX, OF WARRINGTON. 
First Generation. 

JoHN^ Cox,— one of the early settlers at Warrington, now in 
Huntington Tp., York Co., probably a brother of Thomas Cox, who 
removed from Chester Co., to the same neighborhood, 1733; pre- 
ent 1740, at the marriage of Rebecca Cox, (daughter of Thomas), 
and James Frazier, at the house of William Garretson. Nearly all 
of the early Friends' marriages in that locality, however, were cele- 
brated at the house of John Cox, prior to the establishment of the 
Hmitington Meeting in 1750. Nothing is positively known as to his 
parentage, but he is believed to have been a son of John and Rachel 

Cox, of New Castle Co., Del., m. Mary , perhaps the Mary 

Cox, daughter of Moses and Margaret Harlan, mentioned in the 
-will of Moses Harlan, of Menallen Tp., 10, 10, 1747; children: f. 
Sarah, n. Benjamin, Hi, William (?), iv. Samuel, v. Naomi, vi. 
Joseph (?), vii. Hannah (?), viii, Jacob, ix. Dinah, — ^the two last 
named in the will of their grandfather, above referred to. V • ' 

Second Generation, 
children of john^ cox and mary ( ?) harlan. 

i. Sarah* Cox, (John), — b. about 1721 ; m. Nicholas, son of 
William Wierman, of Huntington, 8, 24, 1745. Among the signers 
of the marriage certificate, were Joseph, Hannah, Naomi, John, 
Thomas, William, Samuel, Ann, and Benjamin Cox, and Martha, 
Naomi, Mary and Joseph Garretson ; children : i. William, ii. Ben jas- 
min. Hi, Phebe, iv. Nicholas, b. 1756, d. 1839, m. Lydia, daughter of 
John Griest — nine children. 

ii. Benjamin* Cox, — ^b. about 1723; m. after 1745, Martha, 
daughter of John Garretson; removed, 1751, with his cousin, Har- 
mon Cox, to Randolph Co., N. C. ; children : L Benjamin, ii. John, Hi. 
Joseph, iv. Ruth, v. William, vi. Amy, vii. Jeremiah. 

ill. William* Cox, — ^supposed to have been a son of John^; b. 
about 1725 ; m. Naomi Garretson ; son, Joshua, m. 1787. Amy Wier- 
man, b. 3, 14, 1765, and removed with his family to the West. 

iv. Samuel* Cox, — ^b. 1727; d. about 1796; m. at Huntington, 8, 
22, 1747, Hannah, b. 1727, daughter of William and Gertrude Wier- 
man; certificate granted him and his family, to Cane Creek Monthly 
Meeting, N. C, 8, 20, 1757. Samuel Cox and wife, Hannah, con- 
veyed land in York Co., Pa., Apr. 1768. There were several Cox 
families at Cane Creek, but it was probably this Samuel Cox and his 
sons, Herman and Samuel, who were disowned by the Monthly 
Meeting, in 1771, for joining the "Regulators." In the same year, 
"denials" were published "against Benjamin and James Underwood, 
Joshua Dixon, Isaac Cox, Samuel Cox and his two sons, Herman 
and Samuel." (See, Southern Quakers and Slavery, by Stephen B. 
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military organization the object of which was to resist exorbitant 
taxes, unreasonable lawyers' fees and the like. Thompson's School 
History refers to the battle of Alamance — which was fought, May 
i6, 1771, near the Alamance River, between the "Regulators" and 
Gov. Tryon's militia. Samuel Cox afterwards returned to Pa., 
where he died. Letters of administration on his estate were granted 
to Herman Cox at York, 1796; children: i. Herman, ii. Samuel, m. 
Elisha, iv. John William, and probably others. 

V. Amy*, or Naomi, Cox, — ^b. 9, 27, 1729; d. 5, 1792; m. 6, 8» 
1753, at Huntington Meeting, Pa., William, son of William and Ger- 
trude Wierman, b. 8, 10, 1729, d. May, 1802; certificate to New 
Garden Monthly Meeting, N. C, granted them by Warrington 
Monthly Meeting, 8, 19, 1758. In 1784, they returned to Pa. and set- 
tled in Warrington Tp., York, now Adams Co., taking with them 
certificate from Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, N. C; children: k 
Catharine, b. 9, 6, 1754; m. John Pickerell, founder of Pickerell- 
ville, Ind. ; lived in Grayson Co., Va., prior to 1808; ii, William, 
Hi, Amy, b. 3, 14, 1765, m. 3, 14, 1787, Joshua, son of William Cox 
and Naomi Garretson ; removed to the West ; iv, Mary, 
(Continued under North Carolina). 

THE COX FAMILY OF WASHINGTON AND FAYETTE 

COUNTIES 

First Generation 

Friend^ Cox, — ^b. Switzerland, 1720; his family said to have fled 
to that country from England in 1675, probably on account of the 
religious persecutions or political disturbances which then prevailed ; 
emigrated to America and settled at Lime Rock, now Shire Oaks, 
Washington Co.; m. Nancy Schurck, 1746; children: t. John; 
others, if any, unknown. Tradition says he went to Washington 
Co., Pa., from Baltimore. 



CoL. IsAAC^ Cox, — b. 1724, who is said to have come originally 
from Germany, and who settled at or near Brownsville, Fayette 
Co., Pa., if not a brother, was doubtless a near relative of Friend* 
Cox. The circumstances which lead to this conclusion are: (i) 
the frequent recurrence of the name, Friend, which is uncommon, 
among the descendants of both men, (2) the fact of their settlement 
in the same part of Pennsylvania, Washington and Fayette counties 
being separated only by the Monongahela River, and (3) the sim- 
ilarity of the traditions of both families, as to the country from 
which their emigrant ancestors came, one from Switzerland and 
the other from Germany, the truth probably being that both came 
from German-Switzerland ; probably the same Isaac Cox who was 
appointed Colonel of a Pa. regiment by Washington; mentioned 
under Virginia families (p. 63); children: i, George, ii, John, m. 
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Second Generation. 

ii. JoHN^ Cox, (Friend^), — ^b. 1747; m. 1770, Polly Collins ; chil- 
dren: i. Nancy, b. Sept. i, 1771 ; fi. Isaac^ b. Oct. 17, 1773; Hi. 
Benjamin, iv. Friend, b. Mar. 6, 1777; v. Rachel, b. Sept. 28, 1778; 
id, Enoch, vii, Susanna, b. July 10, 1785 ; viii. Catharine, b. Jan. 20, 
1788; ir. James, b. Dec. 28, 1789. 

i. George* Cox, (Isaac^), — (See, Virginia families, p. 63). 

ii. John* Cox, (Isaac^?), — Fayette Co., near Brownsville; his 
father said to have come from England, early in life and settled 
in Pa. ; he himself, according to family tradition, a Captain, after- 
wards Major in the Revolutionary War; more likely that this mil- 
itary tradition refers to Col. Isaac^ Cox, who was probably his 
father; m. Elizabeth Marlow; children: i. ''Mordici" (?)jri. Jacob 
Marlow, the only one whose name is known ; his daughters married 
into the Wallace, Townsend, and other families of Pa., O., and else- 
where ; removed, 1802, to Franklin Co., Ky. 

iii. Joseph* Cox, (Isaac^), — (See, Virginia families, p. 64). 

iv. Michael* Cox, (Isaac^), — originally of Brownsville, Pa.; b. 
1758, d. 1832; moved to Ohio Co., W. Va.; member of Capt. John 
Miller's Company, Col. William Crawford, on Sandusky expedition 

against the British and Indians, 1782; m. ; children: i. 

Abraham, ii, Jsaae, iii. John, iv, George, v. Thomas, vi. William, vii, 
Joseph, tAH. Ann, ix. Jane. 

Third Generation. 

children of JOHN* COX AND POLLY COLLINS. 

i. Benjamin* Cox, (John*, Friend^), — ^b. Mar. 19, 1775; m. 
— , 5, 1807, Elizabeth Metcalf , b. 1791 ; children : i. Sally Morgan, b. 
1807; tt. Ralph Enoch, b. 1809; m. John Metcalf James, b. 1824; iv. 
Latitia Moses, b. 1826; v. Benjamin Edgar, b. 1829; vi. Mary Walk- 
er, b. 1830. 

vi. Enoch* Cox, — Huston Run, Pa. ; b. Sept. 24, 1782; m. Aug. 4, 
1808, Mary Rearick ; children : i. Nancy, ii. Adaline, iii. Enoch, iv. 
George, v. William, vi. Benjamin, zni. John P., five daughters, names 
not given; xiii. Kate. 



MoRDici* Cox, (John*?, Isaac^), — Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. ; proba- 
bly a son of John* Cox, of Brownsville ; removed to Northern Illi- 
nois, 1834, d. soon after; may have m. a Wallace (See family tradi- 
tion, under John* Cox) ; had son, William Wallace. 

xi. Rev. Jacob Marlow* Cox, (John*, Isaac^ (?) ), — a Baptist 
minister; b. Fayette Co., Dec. 15, 1799; removed with his parents to 
Ky., where he grew to manhood ; became one of the pioneers of In- 
diana ; lived in Jefferson Co. ; removed, Dec. 1845, *o Jennings Co., 
where he died ; twice married ; children : i. R. M. J., by the first wife, 
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Fourth Generation. 

i. Sally Morgan* Cox, (Benjamin*, John*, Friend^), — b. 1807; 
m. James Esmonds Roberts; children: i. Elbridge Redman, 183 1 ; it. 
Bainbridge Haws, 1833 ; Hi, Addison Blodes, 1835 ; iv. Adaline En- 
field, 1837 ; V. Peyton Yelverion, 1839, deceased, m. ^ and had 

daughter, Lizzie K, ; vi, Chauncey Livingston, 1841; vii. Elmore 
Augustin, 1843. 



William Wallace* Cox, (Mordici*, John*, Isaac^), — ^b. Cattar- 
augus Co., N. Y., 1832 ; removed with his parents to 111., 1834, and 
thence in 1861, to Nebraska, and there d. 1907 ; children : 1. Elmer E,, 
d. 1906, one son, Albert, in Chicago; if. Lincoln W., Scott's Bluff, 
Neb., one son ; Hi, Omar L., iv, Charles B., Oakland, Cal., no sons. 



Legrand* Cox, ( *y John',? Isaac^), — Chicago; a cousin of 

William Wallace* Cox. 



John Henry* Cox, (Jacob M.', John*, Isaac^?), grew up on his 
father's farm; acquired his early education in the subscription 
schools of the locality, and in the free schools which were then in 
their infancy, but as their terms were brief, was obliged to rely 
mainly on his own unaided efforts ; was about to enter college when 
the Civil War broke out ; became a soldier in the Union army, as did 
his four brothers, two of whom lost their lives in the war ; returned 
to the farm at the close of the war ; became prominent in local poli- 
tics ; elected to various township offices and in 1880, became County 
Treasurer, succeeding himself two years later ; removed to Sheridan, 
Ind., 1886, and established a private bank; in 1892, organized the 
State Bank of Sheridan, of which he became President ; in 1900, the 
State Bank became the First National Bank, of which also he be- 
came and continues to be President; m. Lucretia M. Baily, 1867. 

Fifth Generation. 

ii. William Friend* Cox, (John*, Enoch', John", Friend^), — m. 
Anne Tonks; children: t. William Biddle, ii. Alice Maud, Hi. Ada 
Mary, 

iii. Omar L.» Cox, M. D., (William W.*, Mordici', John«?, 
Isaac^), — lola, Kansas; children: 1. Legrand W., ii, Herschel D,, 
both of lola. 



Frank C Cox, ( ^*, Abraham*, Michael', Isaac^), — ^Attor- 
ney at Law, Wheeling, W. Va. ; member of Sons of the Revolution 
and State Secretary of the Society, 1902. (cf. p. 63.) 



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Sixth Generation. 

i. William Biddle^ Cox, (William F.», John*, Enoch', John*, 
Friend^), — Munhall, Pa,; with Carnegie Steel Co., Pittsburg; m. 
Cclia Jessor; children : t. Alan Biddle, ii. Celia Lois, Hi. Ruth Lynn, 
iv. Robert Clayton, v. William Oakley. 

Related doubtless to the families above named, are those men- 
tioned in the following line : 

I. Gabriel^ Cox, — he and Austin Piety m. sisters, Sarah and 
Nancy Polke, kins-women of President Polke. Capt. Charles Polke, 
brother of Sarah and Nancy, went from Frederick Co., Md., (then 
Virginia), via Brownsville, Pa., to Wheeling, W. Va., thence to Ky., 
and later to Detroit, Mich. 

II. Benjamin* Cox, (Gabriel^), — a weaver by trade; from Eng- 
land ; brothers, David*, Jonathan*, Isaac* George^, etc. ; one sister 

m. Nathan Chalf ant, another m. Lemen ; Benjamin* m. Sarah 

Piety, his first cousin. 

III. John C* Cox, (Benjamin*), — m. Eliza Garrett. 

IV. Julia R.* Cox, (John C.*),— m. Dr. S. F. Smith. 

V. Sarah Wallace** Smith, (Julia R.* Cox), — Frankfort, Ky.; 
unm. ; the facts relating to this line communicated by her to a 
genealogical correspondent. 

The Kentucky branch of the family went from Pa., down the 
Ohio, about 1780. 

JAMES COCK, OF KENDALL, ENGLAND. 
First Generation. 

James* Cock, — Kendall, England. His family were silk dyers, 
and came from Holland, or Germany, where they were known under 
the name of Hahn, meaning Cock; settled in England, about the 
time of Queen Elizabeth, (1533-1603), after which the name was 

changed to its EngHsh equivalent; m. Mary ; had son, 

James. 

Second Generation. 

James* Cock, (James*), — Kendall; married and had the follow- 
ing children : *. James, ii. John, Hi. Henry, iv. William, v. Margaret. 

Third Generation. 

children of JAMES* COCK. 

i. Margaret* Cock, — (James*, James^), — ^m. Fisher, of 

Barrow-in Fumiss, near Dalton, England; children: i. Richard, 
lived on home farm; ii. James^ harness maker, Dalton; Hi. John, 
steamboat man long time in America, farmer, Dalton, d. 1892, unm. ; 
iv. Henry, flourishing dry goods merchant, Whitehaven, Eng.; v. 
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ii. William* Cock, — ^b. Kendall, England, May 31, 1776; d. 
1856; arrived in Philadelphia after the close of the Revolutionary 
War ; a dyer by trade, but worked for a year in a cabinet shop to 
pay his passage from England; settled at Brownsville and there 
started business as a cabinet maker ; later erected a foundry, made 
castings for the steamboat, "Enterprise," the first to make the round 
trip from Brownsville to New Orleans ; m. ( i ) Elizabeth, d. 1838, 
daughter of John and Bathsheba Moore, of Mount Holly, N. J., (2) 
about 1840, Mrs. Morris Morris, a widow, highly respected; chil- 
dren: first marriage — 1. Mary, ii. John Sanderson, Hi. Bathsheba, 
b. Aug. 22, 1804, d. Feb. 5, 1814; iv. Henry, v. James, vi. William, 
vii. Elisabeth, viii. Anne, ix. Margaret, b. Sept. 17, 1814, d. Dec. 15, 
1830, at Brownsville; x. George D. 

iii. John" Cock,— came to America with his brother, Henry; set- 
tled on a farm at Brownsville ; m. Rachel Chandler. 

IV. Henry* Cock, — ^married in England; emigrated to America; 
started a boat yard at Brownsville. 

V. James* Cock, — of the British army; d. in Jamaica. 

Fourth Generation, 
children of william* cock and elizabeth moore. 

i. Mary* Cock, (William*, James*, James^), — ^b. Mar. 12, 1800; 
d. Apr. 12, 1831; m. Brownsville, Sept. 13, 1818, John Lanning; 
children: i. James, d. Pittsburg; ii. William, iii. George, of La 

Salle, 111.; iv. Hannah, m. Gregg; v. Margaret Ann, m. 

Crawford; vi. Elisabeth, m. Riley. 

ii. John Sanderson* Cock, — b. Mar. 25, 1801 ; d. Louisville, 
June 20, 1869; learned cabinet making and glass making at Pitts- 
burg, and was apprenticed to John McCadden, to learn tanning; 
removed, 1823, to Jefferson Co.,0. ; in 1836, became Associate Judge 
in Jefferson Co., which office he held for seven years; was re-ap- 
pointed and served one year longer, when he resigned and moved 
to eastern Stark Co. Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's War Secretar}', 
who was admitted to the bar while he was on the bench, held him in 
high esteem, appointing him a paymaster in the U. S. Army, with 
the rank of Major. He also held a position in State Board of 
Equalization, and was a member of the Ohio Legislature: m. Dec. 
25, 1822, Elizabeth, b. Fayette Co., July 18, 1800, daughter of John 
McCadden, one of George Rogers Clark's Company in the North- 
west Territory, July 18, 1800; children: i. Mary, ii, Henry ^ iii. Elis- 
abeth, iv. William^ b. about 1830, d. 1833 ; v. Anne, zi. Charles, iH. 
Thaddeus K., viii. George B., ix. Louisiana, x. John M. 

iv. Henry* Cock, M. D., — ^b. Feb. 6, 1804; d. Brownsville, Sept. 
12, 1825. 

V. James* Cock, — ^b. Mar. 9, 1806 ; d. Jefferson Co., O.. Oct. 10, 
1875 ; learned tanning ; became a teacher and a civil engineer : an 
excellent mathematician; m. his cousin, Lizzie Moore; children:!. 
Mordicai, ii. William, iii. Henry, d. about 1906, unm. ; iV. Jams, 



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iinm.; v. Lizzie, zn. Mary, d. vii. Margaret, d. ; viii. Annie. 

Henry, James, Lizzie, Margaret and Annie lived on the old home- 
stead farm, near Moore's Salt Works, Jefferson Co., O., which the 
two brothers jointly owned. 

vi. William* Cock, — ^b. May 24, 1807 ; d. Walla Walla, Wash., 
Apr. 1881; m. Sarah Harburgh, of Lisbon (then New Lisbon), 
O- ; moved to Cock's Mills, Mp., and later, to Oljrmpia and Yakima, 

Wash. ; children : i. Caroline, m. Dunlap, Portland, Ore. ; «. 

Ann, m. Hurd; Hi. Rosa, m. Wm. Shackleford, Portland, 

Ore. ; iv. Bennett. 

vii. Elizabeth* Cock, — ^twin sister of William; m. Elisha Ben- 
nett, a Quaker, steamboat captain, who d. on steamer, 1862 ; living in 
Chicago, 1880 ; children : i. William, ii. Henry, Hi. Elisha, iv. Mary, 

m. Mason, of Chicago ; v. Sallie, m. Porter ; zn. Mag- 

gie, m. Dr. M. O. Jones, Pittsburg. 

viii. Anne* Cock, — ^b. May 20, 1812; d. July 3, 1854; m. her cou- 
sin, Abner Moore who owned a woolen mill, near Lisbon, O., 1854. 
He and his son, removed, later, to San Bernardino, Cal. 

X. George D.* Cock, — riverman; b. Nov. 8, 1816; d. Yardleyville, 

Pa., Aug. 12, 1872; m. Susan W. ; children: i. George B., 

ii, Ada §., Hi. L ovinia H., iv. Marian. 

Fifth Generation. 

children of JOHN SANDERSON* COCK AND ELIZABETH MC CADDEN. 

i. Mary* Cock, (John S.*, William*, James^, James^), — ^m. Dan- 
iel Swiney, from Rathmelton, Ireland, who was living, at the time, 
near her home in Jefferson Co., O. ; removed to Ireland, later to 
Davenport, Iowa, where he was interested in a manufacturing busi- 
ness with his brother-in-law, Charles Cock ; afterwards, returned to 
Ireland; children: i. Charles W., Portland, Ore.; ii. Thomas O., 

Davenport, Iowa; Hi. Sarah, m. Hamilton, of Rathmelton, 

Ireland ; iv. Annie, Rathmelton ; v. John, of Australia. 

ii, Henry* Cock, — b. Dec. 28, 1825; City Civil Engineer; audi- 
tor, Stark Co., O.; m. ; children: i. Will H., b. Sept. 23, 185 1, d. 
1882 ; t«. Charles S. 

iii. Elizabeth* Cock, — Old Ladies' Home, Canton, O. ; b. about 
1827; formerly, a teacher. 

v. Anne" Cock, — housekeeper; d. recently. Old Ladies' Home, 
Canton, O. 

vi. Charles* Cock, — removed from Canton to Davenport, Iowa, 
about 1868; there engaged in the manufacture of agricultural imple- 
ments ; m. Rebecca I^f e, of Canton ; children : i. Rebecca, or Bessie 
teacher. High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; ii. Frank, merchant, 
Belle Fourche, S. D. 

vii. Thaddeus K.* Cock, — d. in Civil War; "a noble soldier;" 
unm. 

viii. George B.* Cock, M. D., — Canton, O. ; a Major in the Civil 
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Stark Co., O. ; divorced about 1903, (2) Mary Whipple Ream; chil- 
dren : i. Thaddeus K., Bellingham Bay, Wash. ; if. Elsie, m. 

Roebuck, Mgr. W. U. Telegraph office, Phoenix, Arizona. 

ix. Louisiana V. Cock, — ^m. Thurston, book binder, U. S. 

Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. ; no issue. 

X. John M.'* Cock, — for years, in freight office, Pa. R. R., Can- 
ton ; afterwards, agent, Adams Express C^. ; removed on account of 
ill health to Colorado, where he died of tuberculosis, about 1900 ; m. 
Mary Ranch, of Paris, O. ; no issue. 

CHILDREN OF JAMES* COCK AND LIZZIE MOORE. 

i. MoRDiCAi* Cox, M. D., (James*, William', James', James*),— 
Durham, Cal. 

ii. William* Cock, — farmer, Nebraska ; m. ; several chil- 
dren. 

vi. Mary" Cock, — ^m. William Swiney, cattle broker, Chicago 
stockyards ; several children. 



i. William' Bennett, (Elizabeth* Cock, William*, James*, 
James^), — manufacturer; Moline, 111. 

ii. Henry' Bennett, (Elizabeth* Cock, etc.), — formerly, a pro- 
fessor, Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. ; d. ; family moved 

North; a daughter m. Durand, supervisor, U. S. Census. 

1910. 

iii. Elisha' Bennett, (Elizabeth Cock*), — ^manufacturer, Chi- 
cago. 

i. George B.' Cock, (George D.*, William', James', James^),— 
So. Germantown, Pa.; expert stenographer and master of English 
grammar; m. ; two children. 

ii. Ada B.' Cock, (Geo. D.*), — m. Harvey, Philadelphia, 

iii. Lavinia H.' Cock, (Geo. D.*), — ^m. Hoopes, West- 
chester, Pa. 

iv. Marian' Cock, (Geo. D.*), — lecturer; travels abroad; has 
lectured, Chicago University and elsewhere, recently before the 
National Geographical Society, on "The Oracles of Greece." 

Sixth Generation. 

ii. Charles S.« Cock, (Henry', John S.*, William', James*, 
James^),— b. Stark Co., O., Jan. i, 1855; Assistant City Engineer 
two years; Assistant Postmaster five years; in charge of DieboW 
Safe and Lock Co., thirteen years; now manager of Insurance 

Agency, Canton, O. ; m. ; children : i. Herbert Randolph, ^ 

Marion, iii, Alice. 



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Seventh Generation, 
children of charles s." cock. 

i. Herbert Randolph^ Cock, (Charles S.*, Henry*, John S.*, 
William', James^ James^,— b. Canton, O., Oct. 28, 1881 ; gradu- 
ated Canton High School, 1901 ; Adelbert College, Western Reserve 
University, 1901- 1903 ; graduated Agricultural College, Cornell Uni- 
versity, 1905 ; engaged in development of fruit farm for two years; 
Scientific Assistant, Agricultural Department, Washington, D. C, 
since 1907. 

ii. Marion'^ Cock,— b. Canton, Aug. 14, 1884; graduated Can- 
ton High School, 1904 ; at Woman's College, Western Reserve Uni- 
versity, one year ; graduated Simmons College, Boston, 1908 ; Direc- 
tor of Stillman Witt Boarding Home, Y. W. C. A., Cleveland, 1909- 
'10; has at present, a similar position in Y. W. C. A., Washington, 
D. C 

iii. AucE^ Cock, — ^b. Canton, Apr. 10, 1887; studied. Canton 
High School; Preparatory School, Western College, Oxford, Ohio; 
Woman's College, Baltimore; Converse College, Spartansburg, 
South Carolina; graduated, B. A., Dennison University, Ohio, 
1910; learned to make jewelry by hand; attended Qeveland Art 
School, 191 1. 



COXE, OF IRELAND. 



First Generation. 

The original home of this branch of the family is said to have 
been in County Clare, Ireland. One of its members, whose Chris- 
tian name has not been ascertained, removed to England. According 
to the family tradition, he taught George IV, when a young fellow 
to play the newly invented game of tennis. The tennis courts which 
were first set up in London are now marked by a plate or stone. 

Second Generation. 

Philip* Cox, son of the above. His portrait of date about 1800, 
was procured not long since, by one of his American descendants, 
on a visit to England. 

Third Generation. 

Philip* Cox, (Philip*), — of Richmond Surrey, England; eldest 

son of Philip* Cox ; m. Healy ; the Healy family numerous 

in Surrey and Kent; the first of the family to leave professional 
life and go into trade ; this alliance with "trades people" as late as 
1859, frowned upon by his own kin, but he was a stern Democrat 
and established a successful business. 



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Fourth Generation. 

Francis* Cox, (Philip*, Philip*), — second son of Philip* Cox; m. 
Frances Mary Standen, b. 1883, d. 1909, whose father, William 
Standen was a paymaster in the British Navy and traced his ances- 
try to the Domesday Book record of Wilhelm Standchen who came 
over with William the Conqueror in 1066. Her mother, Mary 
Grieve, or Greave, was a descendant of David Grieve, or Greave, of 
Scotland, the family claiming descent from David L It is more 
probable however, that they were closely associated with the early 
Scottish rulers and chiefs by personal service rather than by kin- 
ship. As a girl, she was amanuensis to Rev. Samuel Cox, D. D., of 
Nottingham, the famous Biblical Expositor; children: i. Albert 
Francis, n. Arthur S,, Hi. Harold P., iv. Sidney Herbert. 

Fifth Generation. 

iv. Rev. Sydney Herbert* Cox, (Francis*, Philip*, Philip*), — 
Congregational clergyman ; b. Australia ; has held pastorates in New 
York city and Brooklyn; minister of the Central Congregational 
Church, Philadelphia, 1912; lyceum lecturer and member of the 
editorial staff of The Religious Weekly, of Philadelphia. 

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RHODE ISLAND. 

Many of the early settlers of Rhode Island were from English 
families which came from the island of Barbadoes. A brisk trade 
had long been carried on between the two colonies, one result of 
which was the frequent removal to the northern settlements of those 
who had previously been living in the tropics. As far back as 1638 
the name of William Cox appears in a list of the inhabitants of 
Barbadoes who were possessors of ten or more acres of land. By 
the beginning of the eighteenth century the name was of more or 
less frequent recurrence in Rhode Island. No attempt is here made 
to connect the Cox families of that colony, genealogically, but the 
marriage records which follow go to show that they were of a com- 
mon ancestry and that they were not of the Puritan faith, but were 
identified with the Church of England and resident, for the most 
part, in or near Newport and Bristol. 
1718 — Martha Cox m, Robert Case, Jan. 19, Newport. 
1723 — Sarah Cox m. Mark Maylem, July 24, Newport. 
1733 — Elizabeth Cox m. Thomas Read, Nov. 3, South Kingston. 
1737 — ^Jacob Cox, Newport, m. Mrs. Mary Heydon, Sept. 8, South 
Kingston. 

1737 — Thomas Cox m. Mehitable , Sept. 18. 

1739 — Hannah Cox m. Samuel Little, Jr., Dec. 27, Bristol. 
1 74 1 -2 — William Cox m. Sarah Pearse, Mar. 18, Bristol. 
1750 — Elizabeth Cox m. Elnathan Hammond, Sept. 5. 
175 s — Mehitable Cox m. Isaac Cowdry, Apr. 2,T. 

William Cox m. Mary Bristow, b. Jan. 16, 1739, Bristol. 
1766— Thomas Cox m. Elizabeth Belcher, Aug. 17 ( ?) 
1769 — ^Eliza Cox m. Nathaniel Manchester, June 8, Bristol. 
1769 — ^William Cox, Jr., m. Mary Howe, Nov. 5, Bristol. 
1771 — Sarah Cox m. Joseph Reynolds, Jr., Dec. 11, Bristol. 
1 77 1 — ^Mary Cox m. Thomas Munro, Dec. 15, Bristol. 
1772 — Thomas Cox m. Katherine Broderick, Mar. 23, Newport. 
1794 — Mary Cox m. Benjamin Noakes, Aug. 17, Bristol. 
1801 — ^William Cox, 1744-1826, m. Susanna Throope, 1755-1840, 

Nov, 21, Bristol. 
1802 — Hannah Cox m. Samuel Phillips, July 4, Bristol. 
1808 — Susan Cox m. James Usher 2nd, Jan. 17, Bristol. 
1820 — Eliza Cox m. Gilbert Norris, about Apr. 10, Bristol. 
1823 — George Cox, Jr., m. Charlotte KauU about Sept. 10, New- 
port. 
1825 — Nancy Cox m. Parker Hall, May 19, Bristol. 
1826 — Edith Cox m. John Ring about Oct, 2, Newport. 
1827 — Frederick Cox m. Catharine Carr, daughter of William P., 
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NORTH CAROLINA, 

INTRODUCTORY NOTES. 

As in the other colonies, so in North Carolina, members of the 
Cox family were among the earliest settlers. They began to arrive 
near the beginning of the eighteenth century. Some appear to have 
come direct from England, others from the English settlements in 
Virginia, and many more about the middle of the century, with the 
Quaker migrations, from Pennsylvania. 

Robert Cox, of Little River, Perquimans Co., is the first of the 
name to be mentioned in the probate records of the province. His 
will dated Feb. 20, 1725-6, was proved, Nov. 25, 1730. It names his 
wife, Elizabeth, and children, (i) Robert, (2) Sarah, and (3) Ann 
(Weeks). 

Thomas Cox, of Currituck Co., died about 1743, or later, leaving 
a widow, Ann, and the following children: (i) Edward, (2) Solo- 
mon, (3) Marmaduke, (4) Mary, (5) Dinah, and (6) Ann; will 
July 5, 1743. 

Edward Cox, of Currituck, who may have been a son of Thomas, 
died 1751 ; children: (i) Thomas, (2) Absalom, (3) Elijah, and (4) 
Jemima (Parker). 

Charles Cox, of Duplin Co., will 1752, had a wife, Franesina, and 
daughter Anne. He was perhaps the Charles Cox, of Dublin (Dup- 
lin), brother-in-law of John Hecklefield, of Perquimans, who was 
appointed guardian of Hecklefield's son, John, in 1716. 

The Quaker families of the Cox name were scattered somewhat 
widely, throughout Wayne, Guilford, Randolph and the adjoining 
counties, in the central part of the State. Many of them, after the 
Revolution, owing largely to their objections to slavery, crossed the 
Ohio, and were among the pioneers of the great North West Ter- 
ritory, when that region was opened to settlement. Their descendants 
are numerous in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, California and oth- 
er Western States, and scarcely less so, in the neighborhood of the 
original settlements, and m other parts of the South. 

Other Cox families, from Western Virginia, crossed the borders, 
and settled in the northwestern part of the State. These were 
largely of Scotch or Scotch-Irish descent, and of the Presbyterian 
faith. From North Carolina, they have migrated to Tennessee and 
thence to the West and South. 

They are not related, so far as known, to the Cocke family of 
Tennessee, which came also from Virginia, but is descended from 
Col. Richard Cocke, who settled originally on the James River, a 
few miles below Richmond. 

THE COX FAMILY OF BERTIE COUNTY. 

The first authentic record of this family appears in the will of 
Benjamin Cox, dated Jan. 13, 1804, probated February of the same 
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John Cox, of Onslow Co., in his will Apr. 18, 1743, mentions 
children Benjamin and Martha. 

The fact that he left but two children suggests the probability that 
he died early in his married life, and that Benjamin Cox, of Bertie 
Co., who died sixty years later, was the son named in the will. 

Assuming this to be the case John Cox, of Onslow, may be re- 
garded as the progenitor of the Bertie Co. family. 

First Generation. 

John* Cox, — ^b. probably in the early part of the eighteenth cen- 
tury; d. in Onslow County, after Apr. 18, 1743; m. Christian 
; children : i, Benjamin, it, Martha. 

Second Generation. 

i. Benjamin* Cox, (John*?), — ^b. prior to 1743; d. Bertie Co., 

1804; m. Mary. , d. 1822; children: t. John, ii, George, Hi. 

Ezekicl S.j iv. Sarah, 

Third Generation. 

i. John* Cox,* (Benjamin*, John^?), — m. ; daughter, 

Mary; both mentioned in will of Mary, widow of Benjamin Cox, 
Sept. 8, 1822, probated, Nov., 1822. 

ii. George* Cox, (Benjamin*), — m. ; children: i, Joseph, 

«. Matilda, m. Tyler. 

iii. Ezekiel Smith* Cox, (Benjamin*), — ^known also as Moses 
E. S. Cox ; executor of his father's will, 1804, and with his brother 

George, of that of his mother, 1822; d. in old age; m. ; 

children : t. R, E. S,, m. , no issue ; ii, Mary, m. Charles 

Odom — children, (i) Moses, (2) Betty, (3) Charles, (4) Annie; 
iii. Lucy, m. Stephen Brown, moved to Miss. — children's names not 
given ; iv. James G., v, Elisha D., vi. William J, 

iv. Sarah* Cox, (Benjamin*), — m. Francis Bozemone; children: 
i. Betty, ii. Sarah, iii, Stephen, iv, Jennie, 

Fourth Generation. 

iv. James G.* Cox, (Ezekiel S.*, Benjamin*, John^), — ^m. (i) 
Mary Rutland, (2) SalHe Woodward; children: first marriage — t. 
Cornelius S., ii. Alvin, iii. Lucy, iv. Joseph B., v. Newton, vi. Mary. 
vii. James H.; second marriage — viii. Lula. Some of these removed 
to Louisiana, others to Mississippi. 

vi. William J.* Cox, (Ezekiel S.*), — m. ; moved to In- 
diana, 1868; children: i. Henrietta, ii. , iii, Georgianna, iv, 

Thomas J., v. W R , vi, Mary, vii. Jesse R,, viii. Ida. 

v. Elisha D.* Cox, (Ezekiel S.*), — m. Penelope Wilks; moved to 



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Miss. ; children : i. John W., u. Laura, m. W. M. Bennet, now de- 
ceased; children (i) Aline B., m. Ash, (2) Murray; Hi, 

Eva, m. Allen, who d. , no issue ; iv, Delia, m. E. L. 

Drummond, lives on farm near Madison, Miss., — no issue ; v. WU- 
liam, vi. Robert Lee. 

Fifth Generation. 

i. Cornelius S." Cox, (James G.*, Ezekiel*, Benjamin*, John*?), — 

Canton, Miss.; m. , d. about 1898; children: t. Mary, it. 

Henry, Hi. Jimmie, iv. Murray, v. Lucy. 

iv. Joseph B.* Cox, (James G.*), — Dania, Fla*; m. ; son, 

William R. 



i. John W.' Cox, (Elisha D.*, Ezekiel S.*, Benjamin", John*?), — 
Cashier, Bank of Madison, Miss.; m. 1882, Katie Alsworth; chil- 
dren: i. Elton D., a. Ethel, Hi. Willie Belle. 

V. WiLUAM* Cox, (Elisha D.*), — Canton, Miss.; m. Maggie 
Richards ; children : i. Bessie, ii. Laura, Hi. Margee, iv. Bena, v. Pal- 
mer. 

vi. Robert Lee' Cox, (Elisha D.*), — ^merchant and planter; Coa- 
homa Co., Miss. ; m. 1906, Maud Chester ; son, Robert Lee. 

Sixth Generation. 

i. Mary* Cox, (Cornelius S.", James G.*, Ezekiel S.*, Benjamin*, 
John*?), — m. June 22, 1908, Rev. Albert Coleman, a Baptist minis- 
ter, of Waco, Tex. 

ii. Henry* Cox, (Cornelius S.*), — farmer, Madison, Miss. 

iii. Jimmie* Cox, (C. S.'), — ^m. 1891 or 2, Charles Lockctt. 

iv. Murray* Cox, (C. S.*), — salesman, Durant, Miss. 

V. Lucy* Cox, (C. S."), — student. Female College, Waco, Tex. 



William R.* Cox, (Joseph B.', James G.*, Ezekiel S.*, Benja- 
min*, John*?), — with John L. Roper Lumber Co., Norfolk, Va. 

THOMAS COX, OF WAYNE COUNTY. 

First Generation. 

Thomas^ Cox, — ^ Friend, b. about 1690, probably in England; 
perhaps a brother of John Cox, who with his wife, Rachel, arrived 
in New Castle Co., Del., 1708, and a son of Thomas Cox, citizen and 
vintner, of London, also a Friend, who devised property in Pa. and 
West Jersey, 171 1, to sons, Thomas and John, (see p. 7, also, Rich- 
ard Cox, of Chester Co., Pa.) ; emigrated from Pa. to Wayne Co., 
N. C, about 1750-60; twice married; children: first marriage — t. 
Mary, b. Oct. 5, 1717 ; «. Hannah, b. Sept. 26, 1721 ; iii. Richard, iv. 
Thomas, b. Jan. 3, 1729; v. Sarah, b. Sept. 7, 1732; vi. Esdras, 
b. Mar. 25, 1735 ; vii. Elisabeth, b. Mar. 2, 1737; all bom in Pa. ; no 



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record of children of second marriage; descendants numerous in 
Wayne Co. 

Second Generation. 

Richard* Cox, (Thomas^), — b. Oct. 15, 1723; removed with his 
father to N. C. ; Friends' Church organized in his house ; no record 
of his children, although he appears to have had a son, Richard. 

Third Generation. 

Richard* Cox, (Richard*?, Thomas^), — b. N. C about 1765-70; 
twice married; removed, 1820-25, with the children of his second 
marriage, to Southern Illinois ; children : first marriage — t. Jonathan, 

b. N. C. ; moved to Bartholomew Co., Ind., d. 1853; m. 

Morris, aunt of Mary Morris, wife of Benjamin" Cox; it. Walter, 
Hi. Isaac. 

Fourth Generation. 

iii. Isaac* Cox, (Richard*, Richard*, Thomas*), — ^b. N. C; d. 
1856; removed, with his brothers, Jonathan and Walter, to Bar- 
tholomew Co., Ind., 1820-25; a progressive and influential farmer 
and nurseryman ; originated several varieties of nursery products — 
one of sweet potatoes, becoming quite noted; supplied the nursery 
stock first carried across the plains to Oregon, in the 40's, from 
which sprang the early small orchards of Oregon and California; 
m. Millicent Parker; children: *. Elisabeth, m. John Peyton, no 
issue; ii. Richard A., iii. Isaac P., a good farmer, m. Ly- 

dia , several children; iv. Sarah, v. Thomas, vi. John, vii. 

Zilpha, d. before 1870, m. Charles Lindley — about five children ; viii. 
Benjamin, ix. Mary, b. about 1833, m. Jesse Newsom, farmer and 
financier, Bartholomew Co., Ind., — about six children, Albert, the 
eldest, a successful farmer, near Columbus, Ind; x. William, d. be- 
fore 1870, m. Sarah Jane , three or four children, one a grad- 
uate of Earlham College, Ind.; x. Joseph, of Columbus, Ind., m. 
Phoebe Armstrong, a Friend minister — two or three children, two 
sons graduated, ^rlham College, one a classical teacher, Columbus, 
Ind. 

Fifth Generation. 

children of ISAAC* COX AND MILICENT PARKER. 

11. Richard A." Cox, (Isaac*, Richard', Richard*?, Thomas*), — 
b. about 1820; d. 1909; prominent in the Kansas Yearly Meeting, of 
Friends; m. Margaret Cosand, a minister of the same faith, "a 
sweet character" ; children : 1. Charles, ii. Albert L., iii. Joseph. 

iv. Sarah* Cox, — "a good, efficient woman" ; m. Chalkly Chawn- 
er, an Englishman, influential in local politics and an ardent opera- 
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tin, a local Democratic politician, candidate for Congress, during the 
Harrison administration, defeated by a small majority; ii. Abigail, 
m. Perry Hayworth, a business man and minister. Society of Friends 
— several children; Hi, John, of Pasadena, Cal., presiding clerk. 
Friends Yearly Meeting, Cal., a college professor for many years, 

m. (i) Amanda Jessup, (2) May ; children, son, Chalmers, 

and three others of first marriage, two of the second; iv. Mary, 
formerly associated as a teacher, with her brother, John, m. John W. 
Woody, President, Whittier College, later of Penn College, both in 
Iowa, removed to Guilford College, N. C, where she now lives. Sec- 
retary, Executive Committee, Evangelistic and Church Extension 
Work — two children ; v. Martha, m. a Baptist minister, in Kansas or 
Oklahoma. 

V. Thomas' Cox, — d. about 1868; m. (i) Mary Hall, (2) Mar)' 

; children: three by first wife, and iv. Thomas, of second 

marriage. 

vi. John' Cox, — b. Ind., 1829; d. about 1891 ; a good man, ac- 
tive and influential, locally, especially in educational matters; m. 
(i) Mahalah Morris, a Friend minister, sister of his brother Ben- 
jamin's wife, (2) Alida Hadley, now of Terra Haute, Ind.; chil- 
dren: first marriage — i, Wilson H., ii. Morris E., Hi. LueUa, m. 

Sanders, lives near Bloomingdale, Ind. ; iv. Alden, deceased, 

formerly an electrical engineer ; v. a child, d. young ; second mar- 
riage — three children, one a chemist for the DuPont powder works. 

viii. Benjamin* Cox, — ^b. 1831; d. 1903; migrated in 1857 to 
the prairies of Central Iowa, no miles from Iowa City, then the 
terminus of the Rock Island R. R., the second road built in the 
State; interested in thoroughbred cattle; took with him from In- 
diana a small herd ; the venture not a financial success, but of great 
benefit in improving the quality of the stock in that part of the State: 
removed to Kansas, 1870, and to California, 1885; always active 
in church and school affairs; a hard working farmer though, lat- 
terly, very much of an invalid ; m. ( i ) Mary Morris, a Friend min- 
ister who labored incessantly for the betterment of her neighbor- 
hood and frequently made helpful visits to other counties; d. in 
Kansas of tuberculosis, 1878, greatly lamented: m. (2) Sarah El- 
len Hunt Hadley ; children : first marriage — i. Charles E., U. Horace 
Mann, Hi. Elma Jane, iv. Isaac Milton, v. Eleanor Milicent, d. at 
birth, 1864 ; vi. Exum Morris, vii. Annis Matilda, b. May, 1873. ^• 
1887; tAH. Alvin Joseph; no issue of second marriage. 

Sixth Generation, 
children of richard a." cox and margaret cosand. 

i. Charles' Cox, (Richard A.*^, Isaac*, Richard*, Richard*, (?) 
Thomas^), — Lawrence, Kansas, m. Elizabeth Moore; five or six 
children. 

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Treasurer; Treasurer Friends' University, Wichita, Kansas; m. 

Jennie ; two children. 

iii. Joseph* Cox, — Lawrence, Kansas ; has been a member of the 
Kansas Legislature and has done extensive contracting throughout 
the State, and in Oklahoma; m. Belle Trueblood; two children. 
The three brothers carry on large farming operations, near Law- 
rence. 



i. Wilson H.« Cox, (John», Isaac*, Richard', Richard^ ( ?), Thom- 
as'), — head of Friends' Mission, Kotzebue, Alaska; his wife, ma- 
tron of U. S. Government School there; has spent many years in 
government school work among the Indians, in New Mexico, Ore- 
gon, Oklahoma, South Dakota and elsewhere ; m. Lucy ; no 

issue. 

ii. Morris £.• Cox, — brother of Wilson H. ; cashier. State Bank, 
Westfield, Ind. ; prominent in the Friends' Western Yearly Meet- 
ing; for a number of years, a teacher in Indiana. 

CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN** COX AND MARY MORRIS. 

i. Charles E.* Cox, (Benjamin**, Isaac*, Richard', Richard* (?), 
Thomas^), — b. Aug. 10, 1854; grad. Haverford College, Pa., 1880; 
Prin. Friends' Academy, LeGrand, Iowa, i88o-'8s ; private tutor in 
family of Bishop H. W. Warren, Denver, i885-'86; Prof, of Mathe- 
matics, Univ., of the Pacific, San Jose, Cal., 1886-91 ; Assistant Prof. 
of Mathematics, Stanford Univ. 1891-1900; for 14 years Presi- 
dent of College Park Association of Friends; agent for Provident 
Life and Trust Co. of Philadelphia, or in Mercantile book business 
in San Francisco, since 1900; m. 1884, Lydia Shipley Bean, daugh- 
ter of Joel and Hannah E. Bean, both widely known Friend minis- 
ters; she graduated from Penn College, Iowa, 1881, taught at Le 
Grand i88i-'82; children: «. Mary Hannah, d. in infancy; ti. Anna 
Shipley, grad. Stanford Univ., 1909, teacher of Latin, Univ. of the 
Pacific, 1909- II ; iii. Catharine Morris, student, Stanford Univ. 

ii. Horace Mann* Cox, — ^b. Oct. 7, 1856; studied at Kansas 
State Univ. ; taught school for several years in Oregon and Wash- 
ington ; engaged in mercantile pursuits ; Justice of the Peace ; active 
in temperance work; became bookkeeper in a bank at Arlington, 
Ore., now cashier; m. Joie Lester Hamer, of Milton, O., b. Feb. 8, 
1871 ; children : i. Elma Virginia, b. Apr. 16, 1889 — in millinery bus- 
iness on her own account, since 1907 ; «. Esther Pauline, b. Mar. 10, 
1895, now in college; iii, Miriam Elizabeth, b. Sept. 7, 1902; iv, 
Mary Janet, b. Nov. 12, 191 1. 

iii. Elma Jane* Cox, — ^b. Oct. 30, 1858; d. 1878; entered col- 
lege ; studies interrupted by the illness of her mother who died of 
tuberculosis ; contracted the disease from her and died two months 
later ; a young woman of superior intellectual gifts. 

iv. Isaac Milton* Cox, — ^b. Apr. 12, 1861 ; grad. Haverford Col- 
lege, 1882 ; taught school in Kansas and Iowa ; Prin. Friends' Acad- 
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Friends' School, Germantown, Pa., until 1887; on account of poor 
health removed to California ; spent a year in the Santa Cruz Moun- 
tains, and seven years in orcharding; private tutor in Hawaii, three 
years ; Prin. of a public school on the island of Kouai, three years ; as- 
sistant secretary of Territorial School Board, two years ; now exec- 
utive Prin. of schools in Honolulu; m. Catharine Elizabeth Bean» 
only sister of Mrs. Charles E. Cox, his brother's wife, the first 
student matriculated at Bryn Mawr College, from which she grad- 
uated 1889; she has taught in the Univ. of the Pacific on the island 
of Kouai, and in Oahu College, Honolulu and is now active in pub- 
lic betterment affairs ; children : 1. Joel Bean, student, Stanford Univ. ; 
u. Mary Morris, d. ae. 3. 

vi. ExuM Morris Cox, — b. Sept. 15, 1865 ; grad. Haverford CoU^c, 
1888 ; in business for a time ; taught school in Oregon and Califor- 
nia ; Supt. of Schools, Santa Rosa and San Rafael, Cal. ; Assistant 
Supt. of Schools, Oakland, Cal., since Feb., 1910; President, Califor- 
nia Council of Education, four years, and of Teachers' Association, 
1909; m. Mary Anderson, of Santa Rosa; children: 1. Exutn Morris, 
Jr., a, Eleanor^ Hi. Mary, d. in infancy ; iv. MiUicent, v, Anna; all 
under nine years of age, 191 1. 

viii. Alvin Joseph Cox, — b. June 15, 1875; grad. Stanford 
Univ., 1901 ; M. A., 1902; Ph.D., Univ. of Breslan, Germany, 1904; 
instructor in chemistry, Stanford Univ., 1904-6; Chief, Division 
of Weights and Measures and Mineral Analysis, Bureau of Science, 
Manila, P. I., 1906-10; Chief of Chemical Dept, Bureau of Science,. 
1910 ; substituted as Prof, of Chemistry, Montana State Univ., 1909- 
10; m. 1906, Mary Amelia Barrett, of Santa Rosa, Cal., whose 
mother was a daughter of Charles Benjamin Cox, of Ohio; chil- 
dren: I. Alvin Joseph, Jr., ii, Mary Morris, both under five years 
of age, 1912. 

COX FAMILIES FROM PENNSYLVANIA. 

Third Generation.* 
children of harmon* cox and jane johns. 

i. William* Cox, (Harmon*, Thomas^?), — ^m. Phebe Cox; chil- 
dren: i. Harmon, ii. Hannah, Hi. Isaac, iv. William, v. Ezra, w. 
Silas, vii. Oliver, viii. Jane. 

iv. Thomas* Cox, — m. Amy Cox ; children : *. Stephen, ii. Mary, 
Hi. William, iv. Martha, v. Thomas, vi. Amy, vii. Harmon, viU. Ben- 
jamin, ix. Abel, X. Ruth. 

vii. Nathan* Cox, — ^b. Oct. 30, 1762; m. Catharine Mofiitt, b. 
Apr. 15, 1765; children: i. Jane, ii. Mahlon, Hi. Jonathan, iv. Wil- 
liam, V. Mary, vi. Catharine, vii. Margaret, viii. Nathan. 

viii. Jacob' Cox, — m. Hannah Moffitt ; children : i. Harmon, «. 
Mary, Hi. Rachel, iv. Hannah, v. Jane, vi. Jacob, vii. Naihan. 

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CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN* COX AND MARTHA GARRETSON. 

i. Benjamin* Cox, (Benjamin*, John^), — Randolph Co., N. C. ; 
m, Rebecca Cox ; children : *. Abel, ii. Mary, Hi. Martha, iv, Jane, v. 
Rebecca, 

ii, John* Cox, — m. Patience Piggott; children: i. Benjamin, ii. 
John, iU. Margery, iv. Joshua, v. Isaiah, vi. Simeon, vii. Hannah. 

iii. Joseph* Cox, — Wayne Co., Indiana; m. Dinah Rich; chil- 
dren: i. William, ii. Moses, iii. Benjamin, iv. John, v. Miriam, vi. 
Dinah, vii. Martha, viii. Sarah^ ix. Joseph, b. 1798, d. 1800; x. Jo- 
seph, xi. Nathan; all mentioned in their father's will, 3, 7, 1828, 
with the exception of Moses, John and Nathan, who also may have 
died prior to 1828. 

iv. Ruth* Cox, — ^m. Nathaniel Cox ; children : i. Martha, ii. Na- 
thaniel, iii. Ruth, iv. Benjamin, v. Lydia^ vi. Amy. 

V. William* Cox, — m. Ruth Cox; children: t. Amy, ii, Martha, 
iii. Mary, iv. Ruth, v. William, vi. Catharine, vii. Sally, viii. Joseph, 
ix. Solomon, x. Jenny ^ xi. Nancy. 

vi. Amy* Cox, — b. May 4, 1758; d. near Fairfield, Ind., Nov. 4, 
1844; m. in N. C, (i) Thomas Cox, (2) Levi Lane; children: *. 
Stephen, ii. Mary, iii. William, iv. Martha, v. Thomas, vi. Amy, vii. 
Harmon, viii. Benjamin, ix. Abel, x. Ruth. 

vii. Jeremiah* Cox, — ^m. (i) Margery Piggott, (or Picket), (2) 
Jemima Rhoades, (3) Catharine Morrison ; lived in N. C. until after 
the birth of son, Enoch, then moved to Wayne Co., Ind. ; settled on 
the site of the present city of Richmond ; removed, a few years be- 
fore his death to Randolph Co., Ind., and there died, ae. about 68 ; 
described as a man of fair complexion, with blue eyes and dark hair ; 
a useful and influential citizen; children: first marriage — i. Eliza- 
beth, m. Charles Moffitt; ii. Martha, d. ae. 7; iii. Mary, m. Isaac 
Barker; iv. Jeremiah; v. Margery, m.? (i) Robert Harris, (2) Jere- 
miah MofStt, brother of Charles — children, i. Robert, 2. Albert; vi. 
Ruth, m. Pheneus Roberds ; vii. Amy, m. Jesse Roberts ; viii. Han- 
nah, twin of Amy, m. Jesse Thomas, — second marriage, ix. Elijah, 
m. Rachel Thomas; third marriage — x. Enoch, m. Rachel Bukng- 
ham ; xi. Catharine, m. Joel Cox ; .rii. Robert, m. Martha Butler ; xiii. 

William, m. Hannah Picket, xiv. Samuel, m. Kenworthy ; xv. 

John, xvi. Benjamin, m. Sarah Ann Nicholson. All lived in various 
places in Indiana. 

children of SAMUEL' COX AND HANNAH WIERMAN. 

i. Herman* Cox, (Samuel*, John^), — ^b. probably in Pa.; re- 
moved to N. C. ; disowned by the Friends for joining the "Regula- 
tors;" administrator of his father's estate, 1796. 

ii. Samuel* Cox, — also disowned by the Friends for joining the 
"Regulators." 

iii. Elisha* Cox, — m. Mary Littler ; children : i. Simon, probably 
others. 

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ler; children: i. Keziah, b. 1792; u. Joshua, 1794; tit. Deborah, 
1797; iv, Rebecca, 1799; v, Mincher, 1801 ; vi. William, 1803; vii. 
Catharine, 1805; viii. Lydia, 1807; ix. Guelma, 1809, m. Spencer 
Reeder; x, Samuel, 181 2. 

Fourth Generation. 

vii. Harmon* Cox, (Thomas', Harmon^, Thomas^?), — b. May 
22, 1793; d. Mud Lick, N. C, Jan. 31, 1880. When a young man, 
he walked with his cousin, Jeremiah Cox, from N. C, to Indiana 
and entered land where the city of Richmond now is; afterwards 
sold out and moved to Marion Co., Ind. ; took up land in the big 
woods, 14 miles west of Indianapolis, and made a good farm; re- 
turned to N. C, 1858, and bought the farm on which he was bom ; 
suffered greatly, during the Civil War, frcwn the depredaticms of 
both armies ; one of the last battles, fought on and near his farm ; 
born and reared a Quaker ; but married his first wife "out of meet- 
ing," and was "disowned" in consequence; continued, however, to 
live consistently with Quaker principles; m. (i) Martha*, daughter 
of Joseph' Cox, (Benjamin*), (2) Rebecca Small, d. i860, (3) Ra- 
chel Small, sister of Rebecca ; buried with last two wives in Rocky 
River, N. C., Friends* Church yard; children: i. Dinah, ii. Stephen, 
b. 3, 12, 1821, d. 7, 22, 1822; ill. Amy, iv, Joseph R., v, Ezra //., vL 
Adon L., b. 7, 24, 1829, d. 10, 3, 1847 ; vii. Sally V,, viii, Harmon fi. 

X. Ruth* Cox, (Thomas'), — ^b. 5, 29, 1801 ; m. William Newby. 
b. II, 3, 179s; children: i. Mary, b. 4, 22, 1826, d. in Ind., unm. ; ii. 
Harmon, b. 2, 4, 1829, d. in Kansas, — children, (i) Eliel, b. 11, 5, 
1862, Bridgeport, Ind., (2) Thomas Emory, b. 6, 30, 1868; Hi. 
Nancy, b. 12, 18, 1833, d. in Iowa, m. Wm. Parker, — children (i) 
Jane (Bales), Iowa, the sole survivor of a large family; iv, Stephen, 
b. I, 27, 1840, d. in Ind., — children, (i) John, b. 3, 25, 1868, Terre 
Haute, (2) John, b. 2, 16, 1870, Bridgeport, Ind.; eight others. 

iii. Jonathan* Cox, (Nathan', Harmon*), — ^b. Jan. 27, 1795: ni. 
Sarah, b. Dec. ii(?), 1796, daughter of Charles and Amey Cox; 
children : *. Nathan, others not given. 

i. William* Cox, (Joseph', Benjamin*, John^), — Wayne Co., 
Ind. ; m, Elizabeth ; children: i. Julian, ii, Daniel, iii, Thom- 
as W., will Feb. 24, i844--devises property to mother and two sis- 
ters ; iv, Jane, v. Sarah, vi, Eveline; all named in will, 10, 26, 1823. 

V. Miriam* Cox, (Joseph'),— b. 3, 14, 1790; d. 3, 8, 1858; m. 
Jonathan Moffiitt, b. 7, 18, 1790, d. 12, 21, 1868; children: t. Jo- 
seph, ii. Amy, iii. William, iv. Lureiha, v. Jonathan; all deceased, 
vi. Dinah* Cox, (Joseph'), — b. 9, 4, 179^; d. 11, 30, 1867; m. John 
Hill, b. 2, 20, 1797, d. 10, 20, 1866; children: i. Joseph, b. 2, 19, 
1818, d. 7, 18, 1871 ; ii. Martha, iii. Benjamin C, b. 4, 19, 1820, d. 
ae. 17; iv. Nathan Clark, b. 12, 30, 1821 ; v. Erwin, b. 4, 29, 1823, 
d. ae. 20; vi. Sarah Ann, b. 8, 17, 1824, d. ae. 26, m. Hod- 
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b. 3, 24, 1831, d. 1906, m. John Parker — children, (i) Clarkson, (2) 
Elmira, (3) Benjamin Franklin, (4) Alice, (5) Samuel Murray, b. 
'873, ( ?) ; ix. Mary Ann, b. 2, 6, 1836, m. Josiah Binford — chil- 
dren, (i) Joseph John, (2) Adaline, (3) Morris, (4) Emma Jane, 
(S) Marda, (6) Charles, (7) Irvin, (8) Walter. 

vii. Martha* Cox^ (Joseph*), — ^m. Harmon* Cox, (Thomas*, 
Hamion*), — b. 1793, d. 1880, (See Thomas' Cox). 

viii. Sarah* Cox, (Joseph'), — b. 12, 10, 1796; d. 6, 27, 1872; 
m. Braselton Brown; children: i. Samuel^ b. 11, 8, 1815, d. 5, 17, 
1885, buried at Sugar Grove — children, (i) Charles G., Moores- 
ville, Ind., and nine others; it. Martha, b. 1817, d. 1866, m. Jediah 
Husscy, no issue; Hi, Dinah C, b. 1823, d. 10, 20, 1896, buried 
n^r Lowell, Kansas, m. Thomas Easterling — children, (i) Alvin, 
Kokomo, Kan., and three others; iv. Nancy, d., m. Asa Hadley — 
children, (i) Ira, (2) a child; v. Charlotte, m. Joel Hodson — son, 
Braselton, Amo, Ind. ; vi. Sarah Ann, b. 3, 8, 1825, d. 6, 12, 1857, 
m. Thomas Morgan — children, (i) Braselton Morgan, (2) Anna 
J., m. Stanley ; vii. Emily, m. Nathan Hadley — ^buried, Had- 
ley, Ind. ; viii. Joseph, b. 3, 20, 1828, d. 5, 24, 1894, unm. ; ix. Zimri 
W., b. 7, 29, 1830, d. 1854, m. Sarah Hadley^-daughter, Martha E., 
deceased, jr. Gulielma, b. 1831, d. 1864, m. Moses Hadley-— children, 
(1) Braselton S., Mooresville, Ind., and three others; xi. Nathan 
R., b. 3, 18, 1832, d. 3, 13, 1862, m. Eliza Cox— daughter, Emily 
Stubbs; xii. Luretha Jane, b. 3, i, 1835, d. 11, 19, 1901, buried North 
Branch, m. Zimri Hadley — children, (i) Oliver, (2) Emma A., 
Plainficld, Ind., and seven others; xiii. Polina, b. i, 23, 1837, d. 
1906, m. Benjamin Stalker, near Westfield, Ind., — son, Alden, West- 
field, Ind.; xiv. Losada, b. 4, i, 1839, d. 4, 21, 1876, m. Samuel J. 
Hadley — children, (i) William H., Mooresville, Ind., and five oth- 
ers; XV, Miriam, b. 3, 25, 1842, d. 11, 17, 1871, m. James Butterfield 
— children, ( i ) Mary Jessup, Mooresville, Ind., and five others. 

X. Joseph* Cox, (Joseph'), — b. 2, 7, 1800; m. Mary Hossier; 
children: i, Guly, b. 10, 5, 1823, d. i, 21, 1856, buried, White Lick 
Friends Cemetery, Morgan Co., Ind. (Mooresville), m. Joseph Mof- 
fitt, b. 4, 23, 1814— children (i) Nathan R., b. 5, 19, 1844; (2) 
Qarke, (3) Merriam D., m. Herman Stark, (4) Mary Jane, m. 
John C. Anderson, Watts, Cal. — children, (i) Wm. J., (2) Hays C. ; 
it. Dclila, b. 10, i, 1825, d. unm. ; Hi, Exccalina, b. 5, 9, 1829, d. near 

Connersville, Ind. ; iv, Riley, b. 5, 3, 1829, m. , had daughter, 

m. Boer ; v, Irena, b. 2, 6, 1831, d. 1893, m. Joseph Moffitt, b. 

4.23, 1814 — son, George Washington, Marysville, Neb., b. 1868; vi. 
Clarke, b. 3, 21, 1833, ^* ^904» at Burchard, Neb. — had ancient fam- 
ily records; zni. Franklin, b. 7, 6, 1835, d. 6, 24, 1862; viii, William, 
b. 2, 8, 1839, A 1863, in Ark. — a soldier in the Civil War ; all de- 
ceased. 



iv. Jeremiah* Cox, (Jeremiah^, Benjamin*, John^), — m. (i) 
Ruth Andrew, (2) Jemima Coburn, (3) Hannah Moos, (4) Phoebe 
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Elihu, in. Robert, iv. Mary, v. Margery, vi, Abigail, vxi, Jeremiah, 
via, Hannah. 



li. Joshua* Cox, (John Wm.«, Samuel*, John^),— b. 11,14, 
1794 ; moved to Indiana, about 1830 ; m. Rachel Cox ; had son, WU- 
Ham, who reared a large family. 

vi. William* Cox, — ^brother of Joshua; b. 4, 22, 1803; d. about 
1868 ; moved to Indiana about 1836 ; m. Miriam Winslow ; children : 
i, Ann Maria, ii. Betsey, Hi. Julia Ann, iv. Lydia, v. Martha, vi. Jesse 
W., zni. William Penn. 

Fifth Generation, 
children of harmon* cox and martha* cox. 

i. Dinah** Cox, (Harmon*, Thomas', Harmon*),— b. 2, 16, 1820; 
d. 5, 16, 1906; m. (i) 9, 24, 1840, Robert Cook, d. Ind., 1852, (2) 8, 

23, 1855, near Plainfield, Ind., Joshua Newlin, d. 1897; removed 1857 
to Dallas Co., later, to Lyons Co., Iowa, and again, on account of 
failing health, to Bethel, Kansas ; lived there, with her son, John R. 
Cook, the remainder of their lives; children: first marriage — i. 
Harmon, ii. John R., Hi. Joseph C, iv. Ezra, v. Mary, h. 8, 17, 
1851, d. 3, 30, 1852. 

ii. Amy* Cox, — ^b. June i, 1823; d. Apr. 13, 1892; m. Oct. 10, 
1842, Jesse G. Starbuck, of Wilmington, O. ; children : i. Adon L., b. 
5, 10, 1844, m. 10, 12, 1865, Louisa M. Pidgeon; ii. Asa, m. Almira 
Curtis ; m. Martha, m. William D. Moorman ; iv. Mary^, v. Susan- 
na*, vi, Ezra*, Tni. Joseph*, viii. William, m. Belle Cooper ; ix. Sarah, 
d. young ; x. Jesse H., m. Almira E. Hoskins. 

iv. Joseph R.® Cox, — b. Apr. 13, 1825 ; d. ; buried Friends' 

Church yard, Fairfield, Ind.; m. Nov. 14, 1844, Malinda Hadley; 
children : i. Martha Ann, ii. Mary Jane, Hi. Rebecca H., iv, Harmon 
J. All died in infancy, excepting Rebecca H., who m. David Car- 
michael, of Stillwater, Minn. ; has children living there. 

V. Ezra H.' Cox, — b. Aug. 13, 1827; d. Plainfield, Ind., July 3, 
1899; m. Mar. 8, 1849, Luretha ^loffit; children: i. Jonathan Adon, 
d. in infancy ; ii. WUliam Ivan; tti. Miriam Guly, d. in infancy ; iv. 
Martha Jane, b. 4, 27, 1854; v. Amy Caroline, d. 1885, ae. 29. 

vii. Sally V." Cox, — b. May 21, 1831 ; d. Nov. i, 1898; m. Mar. 

24, 1853, Amos Hadley; children: i. John B., d. in infancy; ft. Adon 
C, Hi. Cyrus J., iv. Martha E., m. 4, 4, 1896, William (Thandler, 
Mooresville, Ind. ; v. Elvira /?., Plainfield, Ind., unm. ; vi. Harmon 
Albert, vii. Charles A., Kenwood, Cal., b. 11, 5, 1870. 

viii. Harmon B.' Cox, — ^b. Mar. 13, 1834; d. 8, 13, 1862; m. (i) 
Louzena Newman, (2) Dorcas Ballou; member of 12th Indiana 
regiment; killed in battle, Richmond, Ky. ; children: second mar- 
riage — i. Harmon Albert, m. , and has son, Stanley. 



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i. Nathan' Cox, (Jonathan*, Nathan*, Harmon*, Thomas^),— d. 
1864; m. about 1846, Sarah Hammond, d. 1873 .* children : *. Elwood, 
a, Timothy, Ramseur, N. C, only names given. 



ii. Martha* Hh-l, (Dinah* Cox, Joseph*, Benjamin*, John*), — 
b. I, 8, 1819; d. 8, 8, 1899; m. Walnut Ridge, Rush Co., Ind., Rob- 
ert Binford, b. 7, 2, 1813, d. 2, 2, 1884; children: i. Benjamin H., 
d 3, 6, 1907, m. Lydia Johnson — ^five children, one of whom m. Prof. 
Raynor W. Kelsey, of Haverford College; ii. John H., Ind., m. (i) 
Lucy Co^gshall — four children, (2) Florence aarke— two children; 
Hi. William Penn, iv. Martha Jane, m. Clarkson Elliott ; v, Robert 

Barclay, vi. Joseph L., vii. Mary L,, m. Brunner, she, a 

physician; viii, Nathan C, tor. Alice Ann, m. Dr. Charles H. Ba- 
con, Hutchinson, Kansas ; nearly all living in Greenfield, Ind. 

children of JEREMIAH* COX AND RUTH ANDREW. 

i. Branson* Cox, (Jeremiah*, Jeremiah*, Benjamin*, John^), — 
Wayne Co., Ind. ; m. Elizabeth Cook ; daughter, Ruth Stump. 

ii. Elihu* Cox, — ^Wayne Co., Ind.; living 1834; m. Martha 
Graves; children: i. John, ii. Ann (Worden), Hi. Louisa (Craig), 
tv. Ruth (Bully), v. Enoch, vi. Elijah. 

iii. Robert* Cox, — ^m. (i) Elvira Adington, (2) Narcissa Way; 
children: i. Joseph, ii. Celia (Boyd), iii. Angelina (Cook), iv. EU 
fnina, v. Melinda, vi. Elma. , 

iv. Mary* Cox, — ^m. (i) Isaac Cook, (2) David Little. 

V. Margery* Cox, — m. David Harris; children: i. Robert^ ii. 
Albert. 

vi. Abigail* Cox, — ^m. Amiel Hunt; children: *. Elvira, ii. Je- 
mima, iii. Nathan, iv. Ella, v. Hepsa Ann, vi. Oliver, vii. Alvin. 

vii. Jeremiah* Cox, — ^m. (i) Keturah Hunt, (2) Delilah Garret- 
son; children: first marriage — i. Catharine, ii. Branson, iii. Leo- 
nidas; second marriage — iv. Robert Lindley. 

viii. Hannah* Cox, — ^m. Elihu Adington; children: i. Martha 
Ann, ii. Lindsey Adington, iii. fVilson. 



WiLUAM* Cox, (Joshua*, John*, SamueF, John^), — m. (i) Ab- 
solah Edgerton, (2) Elizabeth Wilson; children: 1. Nathan D., ii. 
Abigail, iii. John W., iv. Mary R., v. Eli J., vi. Milton T., vii. Zimri 
E., viii. Eliza A., ix. Sarah E., x. Elizabeth C, xi. William V., xii. 
Micajah, xiii. Margaret E., the last two twins. 

children of WILLIAM* COX AND MIRIAM WINSLOW. 

1. Ann Maria* Cox, (William*, John W.*, Samuel*, John^), — ^b. 
1829; m. 1850, Thomas H. Lawrence; children: i. Daniel W., ii. 
Miriam, iii. Christopher, iv. Jesse, v. Sarah, vi. Martha Jane, vii. 
Zilpha, viii. William Penn, d. young; ix. Henry T.; x. Ann Maria. 

iii. Juua Ann* Cox, — ^b. N. C, Feb. 22, 1834; m. Feb. 21, 1855, 
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their home in the forests of Grand Co., Ind., for eleven years ; re- 
moved Oct. 1866, with their six children, to Chase Co., Kansas^ 
where they lived for seven years, during which time, two more chil- 
dren were born to them ; removed with their eight children, in 1873^ 
to Cherokee Co., Kansas, where she died, Oct. 9, 1899, greatly la- 
mented; buried in the Quaker Valley Cemetery, near Galena Kan- 
sas ; children : i. Willis, it. WilHam, HI Alvin, iv, Emily, v, Elmer ^ 
vi. Sarah M,, vii, Ellen H., viii. Albert J, 

iv. Lydia* Cox, — b. July 25, 1840; d. III., July 31, 1871 ; m. Mar. 
1853, John Marian, son of Tolbert Bundy ; children : i. Martha Jane^ 
a. William Tolbert, Hi, Mary Elizabeth, iv. Ida, b. July 13, d. Nov. 
23, 1871. 

vi. Jesse W.' Cox, — Westboro, O. ; b. Apr. 22^ 1843 ; n^- Sarah M* 
Garner, Feb. 9, 1863; children: t. Orlando, ii. Alonzo J,, Hi. Bertha 
J., iv. James, v, William E. 

Sixth Generation. 

i. Harmon* Cook, (Dinah* Cox, Harmon*, Thomas', Harmon*^ 
Thomas^ ?), — Laidlaw, Oregon; b. July 12, 1841 ; m. (i) 1861^ 
Lucinda Mills, d. Florida, (2), 1883, Anna Hall, at Sibley, Iowa, 
(3), 1895, Abbie H. Elmore, at Liscomb, Iowa, (4) 1906, Mary A. 
Hurst, at Santa Anna, Cal. ; private, Co. C, 46th Iowa Infantry, 
Civil War; Clerk of the Court, Ro^ Rapids, Iowa, 1873-7; has 
been connected with a number of newspapers; now in real estate 
business ; children : first marriage — i. Rosa E., ii. Levi R., Hi. Dora^ 
iv. Minnie S., v. Viola D., vi. Cyrus Ernest, zHi. Ida L.; second mar- 
riage — via. Harmon Titus, ix. William Cory, x. lyu May, xi. Inez 
Elma, xii. Seth Rea, xHi. Robert Ellsworth; all born in Iowa. 

ii. John R." Cooke, (Dinah*^ Cox), — Culver, Oregon; b. June 
20, 1843; ^- Louisa Barnett; children: i. Alvin B., ii. Robert L., 
Hi. Irwin E., iv. Elwilda, v. Mary May, vi. Leroy Wilson, vH. Clar- 
ence John^ via. Anne Louisa. 

iii. Joseph C* Cook, (Dinah** Cox), — ^b. Dec. 19, 1845; ni- io» I4r 
1866, Anna P. Smith; has been missing for over twenty years; last 
heard from in Lincoln, Neb.; children: i. Mary Margaret, b. 1867; 
ii. Jesse Leander, b. 1870; iii. Frederick Leslie, b. 1873. 

iv. Ezra* Cook, (Dinah* Cox), — ^m. 4, 28, 1870, Jennie Coraptonr 
children: 1. Cora A., ii. Bertie Ezra, iii. Nellie J., iv. Maud S., v^ 
Pearl, vi. Miles, vH. Blanche, viii. Wesley. 



ii. William Ivan® Cox, (Ezra H.*, Harmon*, Thomas*, Har- 
mon^, Thomas^?), — Plainfield, Ind.; m. Fannie Parks of Ran- 
dolph Co., N. C. ; children : t. Amy, ii. William Randolph. 

li. Adon C* Hadley, (Sally V.* Cox, Harmon*, etc.), — m. Olive- 
Barrett ; children : i. Flora £., H. Effie, iii. Winona, iv. Walter B. 

iii. Cyrus J.® Hadley, (Sally V." Cox), — m. Elvira M. Bar- 
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vi. Harmon Albert' Hadley, (Sally V/ Cox), — m. Effie A. 
Dickenson; children: i. Elsie D,, n. Emit, iii, George Amos. 

i. Harmon Albert* Cox, (Harmon B.", Harmon*, Thomas*, 
Harmon', Thomas^?), — Minneapolis, Minn.; b. 6, 26, iSiSi ; m. (i) 
9. 5, 1883, Amaretta Kern, d. 12, 21, 1888, (2) 9, 21, 1894, Lettie 
M. Higgins ; children : first marriage — i. Stanley^ H., second mar- 
riage — w. Helen Fern, iii. Lynn H., iv. Iva Vale, v. Glenn Alden. 

I Elwood* Cox, (Nathan', Jonathan*, Nathan*, Harmon*, Thom» 
as^?),— Utah, N. C; b. Aug. 28, 1847; i"- Mar. 15, 1873, Mary A., 
b. Oct. 15, 1847, daughter of Thomas Lindley Cox and Elizabeth 
\'uncanon, sometimes spelled Von Canon and granddaughter of Ja- 
cob Cox and Jennie Hancock; children: t. James A., ii. Thomas £., 
tti. Irving T. 

CHILDREN OF ANN MARIA* COX AND THOMAS H. LAWRENCE. 

i. Daniel W.* Lawrence, (Ann M.* Cox, William*, John W.* 
Samuel*, John*), — Principal, Friends' Academy, Friendsville, Tenn. ; 
^- 1851; graduated Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., 1880; m. (i) 
1881, Elizabeth E. Windle, b. 1855, d. 1895, (2), 1901, Piety R 
Elliott, b. i860; children: first marriage — i. William E,, ii, Mary 
W., tti. Gertrude Elisabeth. 

ii Miriam* Lawrence, — b. Grant Co., Ind., July 4, 1853 J spent 
a year at Earlham College ; taught in government schools, Indian 
Territory, now Oklahoma, 1884-92; m. Solon Perrin, of Seneca, 
Mo., b. Ky. ; son, Lawrence S,, printer, Kansas City, Mo., b. Sept. 
24, 1893. 

V. Sarah* Lawrence, — Fairmount, Ind. ; b. Dec. 9, i860; taught 
in Wayne Co., Ind., 1882-86; m. May 6, 1886, Jacob Briles, now in 
real estate business; children: i. Walter A., b. Mar. 23, 1887, ma- 
chinist, Indianapolis, m. Sept. 30, 1910, Mae Donovan ; ii. Maude L, 
b. Xov. I, 1880, District Deputy for the Lady Maccabees of the 
World. 

vi. Martha Jane* Lawrence, — City Missionary, Colimibus, O. 

vii. Zilpha* Lawrence, — Winchester, Ind. ; m. Albert Henshaw, 
Feb. 16, 1889; children: i. Ethel Melvina, ii. Marjorie Cordelia. 

X. Ann Maria* Lawrence, — ^b. near Fairmount, Ind., 11, 26, 
'873 ; engaged for a number of years in missionary work in Indian 
Territory and Alaska ; in Bible Training School, Los Angeles, Cal., 
i ^9p2-3 ; at present in charge of nursery, State Orphans' Home, At- 
chison, Kansas; m. 1903, 'fiiomas J. Kelly, of Bible Training School, 
I-os Angeles, who d. Jan. 17, 1904; son, Harold Lawrence, b. Bak- 
^sfidd, Cal., 1904. 

children of JULIA ANN* COX AND STEPHEN LAWRENCE. 

I i. WiLUS* Lawrence, (Julia A." Cox, William*, John W.*, 
^amuel*, John*), — ^b. Jan. 5, 1856, near Fairmount, Ind.; educated 
W public schools. State Normal School, Emporia, and State Univer- 
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45ity, Lawrence, Kansas; a successful teacher; principal. City 
Schools, Pittsburg, Kansas, for a number of years ; afterwards en- 
^ged in business ; killed by the accidental discharge of a gun, Dec. 
4, 1905; m. (i) Oswego, Kansas, May 26, 1886, Hannah Ellen, b. 
May 15; 1858, daughter of Abraham and Rachel Studebaker, (2) 
Dec. 31, 1904, Mrs. Kate Graham, of Pittsburg, Kansas, who sur- 
vives him; son, Clinton Isaac, by first wife. 

ii. William* Lawrence, — Galena, Kansas ; b. Oct. 5, 1857 ; edu- 
cated in public schools and Kansas State Agricultural College; has 
followed the carpenter trade successfully, for thirty years ; m. Mar. 
18, 1885, Elizabeth, daughter of Lemuel and Mary Pemberton, b. 
Jan. 28, 1867 ; children : «. Mary Elma, b. Feb. 6, 1886, d. Mar. 28. 
1894 ; iV. Arthur Charles, Hi. Bertha Ellen, b. Aug. 29, 1889 ; iV. Myr- 
tie Georgia, b. July 13, 1893 ; v. Orville William, b. Sept. 10, 1896. 

iii. Alvin' Lawrence, — Kemah, Tex.; b. Apr. 15, 1859; re- 
moved to Kansas; educated in public schools; lived for twenty- 
eight years an a farm near Galena, Kansas; removed, Apr. 19 10, to 
Galveston Co., Tex.; m. Oct. 7, 1881, at Lawrence, Kansas, Ew, 
daughter of Lemuel and Mary Pemberton, b. Mar. 4, 1859 ; children : 
i. Walton, ii. Walter Stephen, iii. Cyrus Ernest, iv. Ethel May, v. 
Mabel Julia, vi. Chester Alvin. 

iv. Emily* Lawrence, — ^b. Mar. 6, 1861 ; d. Aug. 24, 1902 ; lived 
in Quaker Valley, near Galena, Kansas; m. Mar. 18, 1885, Charles 
N., son of Samuel H. and Jane Brown, b. Sept. 25, 1856, a minister 
of the Society of Friends ; both were active in religious work in [ 
Ind. and Kansas ; no children. j 

V. Elmer* Lawrence, — ^b. Feb. 21, 1863; conducted a broom 
manufactory near Galena for about twenty years; removed, June, 
1907, to League City, Tex., where he is now engaged in the real es- 
tate business ; m. Dec. 27, 1894, in Cherokee Co., Kansas, Eliza Jane, 
daughter of Ephraim O. Harvey ; children : i. Lillian J., b. July 26, d. 
Oct. 18, 1896; ii. Wilfred £., b. Sept. 29, 1897; iii. Lydia Maurine, 
b. May 28, 1899; iv. Everett Russell, b. Oct. 24, 1902. 

vi. Sarah M.« Lawrence, — ^b. Dec. 16, 1865 ; a birthright mem- 
ber of the Society of Friends ; finished her education at the Spring 
River Academy; m. May 27, 1886, near Galena, Cyrus L., son of 
Lemuel and Mary Pemberton ; removed, Jan., 1912, to Kemah, Tex.; 
children: i. Elmer Lemuel, b. May 24, 1887; ii. Albert Lindltjy^- 
July 9, 1889; iii. Verlin Luther, b. Mar. 21, 1891 ; iv. Julia Etta, b. 
Jan. 30, 1897; v. Theoline Vera, b. Feb. 4, 1906; vi. Jennie, b. ]^) 
30, d. Aug. II, 1907. 

vii. Ellen H.® Lawrence, — ^b. Toledo, Kansas, June 23, 1800; 
m. Feb. 18, 1892, near Galena, George R, son of Robert and Rebec 
ca Johnson, b. June 8, 1866; lived, for a time, on a farm near Ga- 
lena; removed Jan., 1910, to Katy, Tex.; children: *. Lewis Vor- 
ney, b. Mar. 16, 1894; ii. Earl Leland, b. Dec. 25, 1896; iu. Rdf^ 
W., b. Jan. 4, d. Jan. 5, 1899; iv. Clara Mabel, b. July 24, ;9^ 
V. Frances Willard, b. June 25, 1904; vi. Ijiwrence William, b. Au^ 
I, 1908; vii. Betina Caroline, b. July 7, 191 1. 






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viii. Albert J.* Lawrence, — ^b. Toledo, Kansas, Mar. 9, 1871; 
d. Mar. 30, 1889; buried at Quaker Valley, Kansas. 

CHILDREN OF LYDIA® COX AND JOHN M. BUNDY. 

i. Martha Jane* Bundy, (Lydia« Cox, William*, John W.*, Sam- 
uel*, John^,— b. Jan. 21, i860; living, 1912, Olsburg, Kansas. 

ii. William Tolbert® Bundy, — b. July 20, 1861 ; reared in Ind., 
where he still resides; m. 1890, Mrs. Sarah Applegate; no chil- 
dren. 

iii. Mary Euzabeth® Bundy, — Soldier, Kansas ; b. Oct. 9, 1865 ; 
removed to Kansas, 1884, and there m. Oct. i, 1888, John Sher- 
man Thompson, b. Nov. 23, 1862, d. Jan. 25, 1909; children: *. Ma- 
bel Alice, b. Sept. 21, 1885; if. Charles William, b. Mar. 7, 1891; 
iii. Ina Jane, b. July 15, 1893; iv, Caroline, b. Sept. 11, 1895; v, 
Loran Eugene, b. Oct. 15, 1897; zn. Martha Fay, b. Mar. 19, 1900; 
iii. Virgil May, b. Sept 23, 1901 ; viii. Annie Irene, b. July 10, 
1903- 

CHILDREN OF JESSE W.* COX AND SARAH M. GARNER. 

i. Orlando* Cox, (Jesse W.», William*, John W.», Samuel*, 
John^),— b. Nov. 20, 1863; d. Apr. 16, 1865. 

ii. Alonzo J.* Cox, — b. July 25, 1866; d. Oct. 31, 1896; lii. Lizzie 
Kellum. 

iii. Bertha J.* Cox, — ^b. Sept. 14, 1869; m. Dec. 21, 1904, Galen 
R. Moon ; children : i, Geneva, b. May 30, 1908. 

iv. James* Cox, — ^b. Nov. 30, 1871 ; m. Aug. 4, 1909, Chloe Gil- 
bert; children : i. Hazel, b. May 30, 1910. 

v. William E.* Cox, — ^b. Dec. 15, 1874; m. Nov. 29, 1900, Effie 
Helen Kirkman ; children : t. William Hurschall, b. Dec. 2, 1902 ; ii. 
Mary Dolorus, b. May 29, 1905. 

Seventh Generation. 

CHILDREN OF ELWOOD" COX AND MARY A. COX. 

f. James A.* Cox, (Elwood**, Nathan*, Jonathan*, Nathan*, Har- 
mon*), — City Engineer's office, Wichita, Kansas; b. Randolph Co., 
N. C, Jan. 10, 1874 ; graduated. Friends' University, 1903. 

ii. Thomas E.* Cox, — b. Aug. 28, 1876 ; m. Mattie Fry ; daughter, 
Virginia Fay, 

iii. Irving T.* Cox, — ^b. June 10, 1881 ; m. (i) Loretta Gray, (2) 
Milner Angel; daughter, of first wife, Leonta, 



1. Clinton Isaac^ Lawrence, (Willis*, Julia A.* Cox, William*, 
John W.', Samuel*, John^),— b. Weir City, Kansas, May 11, 1888; 
in hotel and restaurant business, Tulsa, Okl ; m. Dec. 21, 1908, at 
Columbus, Kansas, Josephine, daughter of Theophilus and Janet M. 
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11. Arthur Charles' Lawrence, (William*, Julia A-* Cox, Wil- 
liam*, John W.*, Samuel*, John*), — b. Galena, Kansas, May 29, 
1887 ; m. in Kansas, Mar. 3, 1909, Neva A., daughter of Orville H., 
and Lilly Kenworthy, b. May 6, 1891 ; carpenter, Kemah, Tex. ; chil- 
dren: t. Verna Grace, b. Kansas, Feb. 28, 1910; n. Emily Geneva, 
b. Tex. July 28, 191 1. 

CHILDREN OF ALVIN* LAWRENCE AND EVA PEMBERTON. 

i. Walton' Lawrence, (Alvin*, Julia A." Cox, William*, John 
W.», SamueF, John*),— b. and d. Jan. 11, 1883. 

ii. Walter Stephen' Lawrence, — ^b. Quaker Valley, Kansas, 
July 3i> 1884; educated in Iowa and State Agricultural College, 
Kansas ; in dairy business, Colorado ; removed later to Kemah, Tex., 
where he was living 191 1. 

iii. Cyrus Ernest' Lawrence, — ^blacksmith; b. Mar. 17, 1887; 
lived in Kansas; removed, 1907, to Vacaville, Cal., and in 1910 to 
Galveston Co., Tex. ; present address, Kemah, Tex. ; m. at Colum- 
bus, Kans., Oct. 25, 1905, Albertha, daughter of Allen Potter ; chil- 
dren : i. Edward, b. and d. Feb. 23, 1907 ; «. Bemice Velna, b. Feb. 
26, 1909 ; m. Lauretta Eva, b. Mar. 30, 1910. 

iv. Ethel May' Lawrence, — ^Houston, Tex.; b. Kansas, June 
II, 1892; removed with her parents to Texas; m. Oct. 29, 191 1, J. 
W. Roe, at Kemah. 

v. Mabel Julia' Lawrence, — ^b. Apr. 21, 1894; d. Aug. 9, 1895. 

vi. Chester Alvin' Lawrence, — Kemah, Tex. ; b. Kansas, Nov. 
14, 1900. 



i. Elmer Lemuel' Pemberton, (Sarah M.* Lawrence, Julia A.* 
Cox, William*, John W.*, SamueP, John^), — Marion, Kansas; gar- 
dener ; b. May 24, 1887 ; m. Kansas City, Mo., Mar. 20, 1908, Helen 
May Gilbert, b. Feb. 19, 1890; children: *. Elmer Lloyd, b. Aug. 
23, 1909; «. Mildred Muriel, b. June 18, 191 1. 

i. Mabel Alice' Thompson, TMay E.® Bundy, Lydia' Cox, Wil- 
liam*, John W.*, Samuel*, John^), — ^b. Sept. 21, 1889; m. Feb. 12, 
1907, Charles G. Munson, Olsburg, Kans.; children: i, Amiel, b. 
Apr. 13, d. June 9, 1908; ii, John Daniel, b. June 17, 1909; iii. An- 
drew G., b. Jan. 30, 191 1. 

ISAAC COX, OF NORTH CAROLINA. 
First Generation. 

IsAAC^ Cox,— of English parentage, but with a mixture of Irish 
blood, through his mother's family ; possibly a son of Thomas Cox, 
of Wayne Co. (q. v.), by his second wife ; or may have been identical 
with Isaac Cox, son of Thc«nas, of Chester Co., Pa., who moved 
to N. C. (See JPa. Families) ; ancestry not clearly established, but 
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from Pa.; m. Elizabeth Marley; children: i. John, it. James, Hi, 

Zachariah, w. William, v, Isaac, vi. a daughter, m. Fox, 

brother of Catharine, who married her brother, John Cox. 

Second Generation. 

John* Cox, (Isaac^), — ^b. about 1770; d. about 1830; a farmer; 
lived at one time, near High Point, N. C. ; removed with his family 
in 1807, to a farm in the South Western part of Ohio, near Fort 
Ancient, on the Little Miami River, about forty miles north of Cin- 
cinnati, in the neighborhood of the ancient Mound Builders; 
drowned while attempting to swim the Little Miami River when at 
flood stage, on his return home after a day's work ; a good swimmer, 
but overcome by the cold; m. Catharine Fox, of German descent, 
who afterwards sold the farm and made her home with her children 
until her death, many years later; children: *. Isaac^ ii, Eli, Hi. Sol' 
omon, «/. David, v. Hiram, vi. Margaret, vii. Elisabeth, viii. Eliza, ix. 
Julia. 

Third Generation. 

children of john* cox and catherine fox. 

i. Isaac" Cox, (John*, Isaac^), — somewhat inclined to travel; at 
one time, walked back to N. C. to visit relatives in the hcMne of his 
boyhood ; died of old age, at his home near Plainf leld, Ind. ; unm. 

ii. Eu* Cox, — ^m. ; children: t. Jefferson, ii. Mariah, m. 

Grey ; lived for many years in the neighborhood of Indianap- 
olis; removed later, to Chicago. 

iii. Solomon* Cox, — "noted for his tidiness and conservative 
manner" ; died of old age in Hamilton Co., Ind. ; unm. 

iv. David* Cox, — ^b. July 7, 1807; d. Oct. 28, 1890; m. (i) about 
1828, Elizabeth Fox, b. Feb. 15, 1809, d. Dec. 17, 1843, ^ cousin, her 
mother being a sister of his father, John Cox; built a little cabin 
home, north of Plain field, Ind., on land entered from the govern- 
ment in 1829, where he lived for thirty years, after which he re- 
moved to Plainfield and there remained until his death ; served dur- 
ing the Black Hawk War, in the regiment of Col. Nichols ; often told 
of finding his wife and children, on his return home, on the roof of 
the cabin to which they had climbed to escape the wolves that had 
surrounded the place; the incident, an illustration of the many 
hardships endured by the pioneers in the early days of Indiana. 
In the Civil War he was a 2nd Lieutenant of the Indiana State 
troops, and during his life, a staunch member of the Christian 
Church; held various offices of trust; m. (2) about 1848, Harriet 
Ka3rwood, b. July 11, 1813, d. July 7, 1902; children: first mar- 
riage, — f. John, ii. Mary, Hi. James H., iv. Liza Jane, v. Zimri IV., 
vi. Enos, vii. Catharine, viii. Cynthia, second marriage; ix. David 
W., X. Emily, xi. Vine. 

V. Hiram* Cox, — m. and removed to 111. where his descendants 
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Of the daughters, Margaret m. Elijah Weir and removed to Ham- 
ilton Co., Ind. ; Elizabeth m. Dennis Cusic ; Eliza m. Milt Seitelmire, 
and Julia m. Thomas Ireland. 

Fourth Generation. 

children of david* cox and elizabeth* fox. 

i. John* Cox, (David*, John*, Isaac^), — b. Oct. 22, 1830; d. i860; 
unm. 

ii. Mary* Cox, — ^b. Aug. 6, 1831 ; d. Oct. 22, 1875 ; m. John Glad- 
den; children: t. David, deceased; ii. Charles, of Charlottesville, 
Ind. ; ill. Albert, deceased. 

iii. James H.* Cox, — ^b. Feb. 11, 1833; d. Apr. 2, 191 1; a well 
known farmer and business man of Hendricks Co. ; member of the 
Christian Church ; served in the Union Army, during the Civil War ; 
in later life, in business at Rensselaer, Ind.; m. Esther Campbell; 
children : t. Elizabeth £., ii. Mary, iii. Edgar, iv. George, v. Zitnri A. 

iv. Liza Jane* Cox, — ^b. Apr. 7, 1834; d. in youth. 

V. Zimri W.* Cox, — b. Nov. 8, 1835; d. Feb. 11, 1894; a volun- 
teer in the Union Army, in the Civil War; afterwards a success- 
ful farmer; connected also with many enterprises for the better- 
ment of county and State ; lived north of Plainfield, Ind. ; m. Eliza- 
beth Weer ; children : i. David, ii. Byron, iii. lona May. 

vi. Enos* Cox, — Indianapolis, Ind. ; b. Sept. 2, 1837 ; an orderly 
sergeant under Col. Lyon of the Indiana State troops, during the 
Civil War ; for many years a farmer in Hendricks Co. ; afterwards 
in the grocery business ; still living in vigorous old age and engaged 
in the building business ; furnished most of the material for the his- 
tory of this branch of the family, of which he is the oldest mem- 
ber ; united when a young man with the Church of God, of which he 
has long been an active member; honesty, his life motto; m. (i), 
1859, Cintha Ann Albright, d. Oct. 13, i860; (2), Feb. 3, 1867, 
Helena R. Middleton ; children : second marriage — i. a son, d. in in- 
fancy, August 31, 1869; ii. Addison W., iii. Wilbur S., iv. Cora B., 
V. Mary L. 

vii. Catharine* Cox, — ^b. Dec. 15, 1838; d. June 27, 1887; m. 
John Gunn. 

viii. Cynthia* Cox, — b. Apr. 9, 1840; d. Sept. 18, 1880; m. Isaac 
Burnet, 

CHILDREN OF DAVID* COX AND HARRIET KAYWOOD. 

ix. David \y.* Cox, — St. Joseph, Mich. ; b. Jan. 7, 1849 ; engaged 
in the fruit growing and poultry business; lived for many years 
at Crawfordsville, Indiana; an intimate friend of Gen. Lew Wal- 
lace ; one of the originators and owners of the Ben Hur Company 

which has toured this and foreign countries; m. ; children: 

i. Paul, unm. ; ii. Ralph, m. 

x. Emily* Cox, — ^b. June 25, 1854; d. in maturity, date not 
known. 

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Fifth Generation, 
children of james h.* cox and esther campbell. 

1. Elizabeth E." Cox, (James H.*, David*, John*, Isaac*), — ^b. 
July 22, 1856; m. Alva Horniday; lives at Plainfield, Ind. 

ii. Mary* Cox, — b. May 3, 1858 ; m. Harvey Dexter ; lives on a 
farm north of Rensselaer, Ind. 

iii. Edgar* Cox, — b. Dec. 18, 1864; m. ; lives in Oklahoma. 

iv. George* Cox, — b. May 6, 1868; unm. 

V. ZiMRi A.* Cox, — Rensselaer, Ind. ; b. Apr. 5, 1871 ; m. 

CHILDREN OF ZIMRI W.* COX AND ELIZABETH WEER. 

i. David* Cox, (Zimri W.*, David*, John*, Isaac*), — m. ; lives in 
Indianapolis, 
ii. Byron* Cox, — ^m. ; lives on a farm near Plainfield, Ind. 
iii. loNA May* Cox, — unm. ; lives with her mother, at Plainfield. 

CHILMIEN OF ENOS* COX AND HELENA R. MIDDLETON. 

i. Addison W.* Cox, (Enos*, David*, John*, Isaac* ),^-of Cox 
Brothers, contractors and builders, Indianapolis; b. Oct. 7, 1870; m. 
fi) Effie Albion, d. 1907, (2) Cora Hewes; children: i. Helena E., 
w. Claude Ray; both unm. 

ii. Wilbur S.* Cox,— of Cox Brothers, Indianapolis; b. June 4, 
1876; member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; has collected 
from various records the data here given, relating to his branch of 
the Cox family; m. June 18, 1899, Mary T. Turpin; children: i. 
Edith Eleanor, ii, Gerald Thompson, 

iii. Cc«A B.* Cox, — ^b. Dec. 20, 1877; m. 1904, Owen Spicer, a 
painting and decorating contractor, of Indianapolis ; no children. 

iv. Mary L.* Cox, — ^b. Jan. 31, 1881 ; m. Charles C. Cones, now a 
fanner near Fisher's Station, Ind.; members of Baptist Church; 
children: i. Mabel, ii, Chester, iii, Grace, iv, Clarence; all living. 

Sixth Generation, 
children of wilbur s.* cox and mary t. turpin. 

i. Edith Eleanor* Cox, (Wilbur S.*, Enos*, David*, John*, 
Isaac*), — ^b. July 31, 1902; is manifesting marked talent, as a violin- 
ist; member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

ii. Gerald Thompson* Cox, — ^b. Oct. 20, 1906. 

Note — Members of this branch of the family are described as a 
well-to-do people, prominent, socially, and in a business way, and 
of a decided religious tendency. 

THE COX FAMILY, OF PERQUIMANS COUNTY. 

The emigrant ancestor of the Quaker Cox family of Perquimans 
is said to Imve come from England with two of his kinsmen of the 
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Wayne Co., N. C. The tradition does not indicate clearly whether 
these three were brothers, or whether they were otherwise related ; 
merely states that they were of the same family. It is known from 
family Bible records, that Thomas Cox, bom in England, about 
1690, migrated to Pa., where the six children of his first marriage 
were bom, between 1717 and 1737, and that he afterwards removed 
to Wayne Co., N. C, a fact which so far as it goes, tallies with the 
Perquimans Co. tradition, and suggests the inference that he may 
have been one of the three. 

First Generation. 

John* Cox,— of Perquimans; one of the first Friends of record 
in that county ; may have been a son, or nephew of Thomas, above 
named, but scarcely a brother, the date of his death, precluding that 
idea; no record of his father's name; his will, 4th day, loth mo., 
1807, mentions wife, Mariam, (Miriam) and six sons; executors, 
son, Joseph, and Chalkley Draper; witnesses, Chalkley Albertson, 
John Elliott; children: 1. Jacob, it, Caleb, Hi. Joseph, iv. John, v, 
Josiah, vi, Aaron, 



Joseph Cox, Sr. — Perquimans Co. ; not clear whether a brother 
or son of John*, though doubtless of same family ; will 7th day, 2nd 
mo., 1813, probated Feb. 1813, together with title of "Sr." would 
seem to indicate that he was of the same generation and probably a 
brother; Francis White, executor, John S. Chowman and Francis 
Albertson, witnesses; will names wife, Mary, and children: 1. Myles, 
«. Willis, Hi. Laban, iv, Joseph, v. Lydia, vi, Gilly, vii. Mary, 

Note — One of his daughters m. Nathan Bagley. See, will of 
Mary, widow of Joseph Cox, Mar. 30, 1827; Joseph Cox, his son, 
presumably, m. Polly Cain, 1793. 

Second Generation. 

ii. Caleb* Cox, (John*), — Perquimans Co.; will 15th, 5th mo., 
1824, probated Nov., 1824; refers to his mother, and names broth- 
ers, Joseph, Jacob, John and Aaron — ^Joseph, executor ; Caleb unm., 
apparently. 

iii. Joseph* Cox, — son of John* and Miriam ; m. Margaret ; 

son, Jonathan Elliott, only child whose name is given. 

Third Generation. 

Jonathan Elliott* Cox, (Joseph*, John*), — ^b. Perquimans Co., 
1819; m. ; son, /. Elwood, 

Fourth Generation. 

J. Elwood* Cox, (Jonathan E.*, Joseph*, John*), — President 
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FRAGMENTARY RECORD. 

I. Enoch^ Cox, — Randolph Co.; a Friend; m. Mary Cox; chil- 
dren : i. Enoch, Jr., ii. Elihu, probably others. 

XL Enoch* Cox, Jr., (Enoch*), — Climax, N. C, 191 1. 

EuHU* Cox, (EnochO, deceased; m. Mary E., Climax, N. C, 
191 1 ; son, G L -. 

III. G. L. Cox, — Birmingham, Ala, ; general contractor. 

THE COX FAMILY OF SURRY COUNTY. 

The name of the progenitor of this family is not positively known, 
1>ut he is said to have come from Virginia and to have settled in 
Surry Co., N. C. In the matter of race, creed and tradition the fam- 
ily appears to be identical with the Grayson Co. Cox family of Va., 
some of whose members are known to have removed either before or 
after the Revolution to counties in N. C. adjoining Grayson Co., Va., 
on the South, of which Surry Co. is one. 

John Cox, who together with his brother David, settled in Gray- 
son Co., prior to 1750, was of that number. It is quite possible that 
be may have been the father or at least a near relative of Matthew 
and John Cox whose names are the oldest of record in this branch 
of the family. 

First Generation. 

John* Cox, — from Va. ; settled with his family in Surry Co., N, 
C ; m. ; children : 1. Mattheiv, «. John; probably others. 

Second Generation. 

i. Matthew* Cox, (John*?), — present at the Mecklenburg Con- 
vention, held at Charlotte, N. C, May, 1775, which declared for 
American independence; a Revolutionary soldier; removed after- 
wards to Ohio. 

ii. John* Cox, — s, soldier in the Revolution; after the close of 
the war, removed with his family to East Tenn. ; a large man, intel- 
lectually and physically ; lived to be ninety- four years old ; his death 

due to an accident; m. (i) Hannah, (2) Snow; 

children: first marriage, — 1. Matthew, ii. Sinclair, Hi. Thomas, iv. 
William, v. James; second marriage, — vi. Martin, vii. Allen, viii. 
Richard, ix. Samuel, x, Sallie. 

Third Generation. 

Martin* Cox, (John*, John^),^. about 1850; settled on Poplar 
Oeek, a tributary to Clinch River, in Roane Co., Tenn.; m. (i), 
Lucretia Henson, of Irish blood, from which union has sprung a 
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ruddy complexion are also characteristic of the family; m., (2), 

Jackson, (3), Biyson; children: first marrisLge, — 

t. Thomas, it. Henry Harrison, Hi. Enoch, iv. John, v. Francis, w. 
Elisabeth; second marriage, — vii, Martin Van Buren, viii. Mary, ix. 
Tennessee; third marriage, — x. Lou, xi. Alice, 

Fourth Generation, 
children of martin* cox and lucretia henson. 

i. Thomas* Cox, (Martin*, John*, John*?),— died before reach- 
ing manhood. 

ii. Henry Harrison* Cox, — b. in Roane Co., Tenn. ; when a lad, 
removed with his father to Overton, and later to Smith Co., Tenn. : 
enlisted with his brother, Enoch, for the Mexican War, but was not 
permitted to serve, the State having its full quota of soldiers; in 
1849, went to California gold fields with a small company of ad- 
venturers ; after many hardships and a number of hair-breadth es- 
capes, returned with his companions to Tenn. just before the death 
of his father. His life was clean, courageous, upright, and charac- 
terized by a strong love and loyalty to his family, his country, espec- 
ially the southland, and to the Democratic party. Together with the 
older members of his family, he was of the Cumberland Presbyter- 
ian faith ; d. ae. 83, at Dixon Springs, Tenn., full of years and of the 
hope of the gospel; m. (i) Nancy French, of Jamestown, Ky., (2) 
Mrs. Frances Marena (Bates) Mitchell; children: first marriage, — 
1. William Henry; ii, Franklin, Hi, Hugh, iv. Herschel M,; second 
marriage, — v, Sallie, d. ae. 8 ; vi, James M., vii, John B, 

\\u Enoch* Cox, — ^a daring and intrepid soldier; served in the 
Confederate Army, throughout the Civil War in Tenn., Va., and 
Miss. ; went to 111., after the war, thence to Texas where he died, 
near Sherman. His widow and family afterwards settled in Mis- 
souri; m. Peggy McMillan; children: t. John N., ii, Thomas; had 
also daughters who married in Missouri. 

iv. John* Cox, — ^b. in Tennessee; m. (i), at Livingston, Tenn., 
Levina Jane Lynch, (2) Nannie Kemper, of Station Camp, Tenn.; 
children : first marriage, — i, John H., Ada, Okl. ; ii, Cal, Milan, Mo. ; 

Hi, William A,, iv, H B , v. Frank, besides daughters, 

married and living in different States ; second marriage, — vL Mar- 
tin, vii. Thomas, both of Dixon Springs, Tenn. 

V. Francis* Cox, — spent some time in the gold fields of Califor- 
nia ; moved to Texas ; enlisted with the Texas Rangers ; d. at battle 
of Malvern Hill ; unm. 

vi. Elizabeth* Cox, — m. Thomas Lovelady; removed to Mo.; 
after the death of her husband, removed to Texas, where she died; 
children: t. John H,, Mayor of Weatherford, Tex.; ii. Thomas, 
Weatherf ord ; Hi. James, iv. Corda; the two last nameid, of Tecum- 
seh, Okl. 

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fought through the Civil War; d. recently at Seba, Ark., leaving a 
large family. 

viii. Mary* Cox, — ^m. Ransom Guthrie, in Ky. ; d. recently at the 
home of her son-in-law, Campbell Shelley, at Gunter, Tex. 

ix. Tennessee* Cox, — m. Sam. Garrett ; removed to Tex. 

X. Lou* Cox, — deceased ; m. Hardin Smith, Willow Springs, Mo. 

xi. Alice* Cox,— deceased ; m. James Smith, of Livingston, Tenn. 

Fifth Generation, 
children of henry harrison* cox and nancy french. 

i. William Henry* Cox, (Henry H.*, Martin*, John*?, John*), — 
long connected with the Phillips and Buttorff Mfg. Co.; he and 
his son, Samuel W., representing them in Northern Ala.; has a 
valuable farm in Smith Co., Tenn., where he expects to spend the 
evening of his life; m. Elizabeth Derickson, at Dixon Springs, 
Tenn. ; children : i. William Herschel, ii. Samuel Wilson. 

ii. Franklin" Cox, — in the real estate business, St. Louis; m. 
(i), Maddie Coleman, of Nashville, (2) Ethel Ferryman, at Bolivia, 
Mo.; children: second marriage, — i. Mildred, ii. Ruth, Hi. Frank; 
all under twelve years of age. 

iii. Hugh* Cox, — ^twin brother of Franklin; in mercantile busi- 
ness at Oklahoma City; m. Susie Cannon, of Nashville; children: 
f. Elwood, clerk, Chicago; ii. Cecile, a gifted musician, teaching, 
Shellman, Ga. ; iii. Gladys, in school, Nashville. 

iv. Herschel M.' Cox, — began his career at the age of eighteen ; 
knew no superior as a travelling salesman ; at the time of his death, 
which was accidental, was filling an engagement for a New York 
house, covering several Southern states ; d. ae. 38 ; fearing no man 
in life, he was not afraid to face his Creator in death; m. (i), Nan- 
nie Morgan, (2), Lena Lillian Warren, at Petersburg, Tenn. ; chil- 
dren: first marriage, — *. Nannie Mai; second marriage — ii. Henry 
Hersihel. 

children of henry HARRISON* COX AND FRANCES M. (bATES) 

MITCHELL. 

vi. Hon. James M." Cox, — farmer and Circuit Court Clerk for 
his county; has served in the State Legislature; member of Disci- 
ples' Church, Carthage, Tenn. ; unm. 

vii. John B." Cox, — St. Louis ; twin brother of James M. ; travel- 
ling salesman for a St. Louis clothing establishment, going into Okla- 
homa and Texas ; has the reputation of being a capital story teller 
and entertainer; m. Hattie Lee Johnson, at Nashville; children: 
i. Henry Ray, ii. James L., iii. Robert Lee. 

i. John N." Cox, (Enoch*, Martin', John', John^?), — County 
Qeric, Hopkins Co., Tex. 

ii. Thomas' Cox, — ^brother of John N. ; a well-to-do stockman. 
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iii. WiLUAM A.* Cox, (John*, Martin', John*, John^ ?),— con- 
nected with the Agricultural Department, Washington, D. C. 
iv. H. B.* Cox, — merchant, Dixon Springs, Tenn. 
V. Frank' Cox, — farmer; Carroll, Tex. 

Sixth Generation. 

1. William Herschel* Cox, (William H.*, Henry H.*, Mar- 
tin*, John*, John^), — ^in business at Nashville; has held many posi- 
tions of trust ; unm.. 

ii. Samuel Wilson* Cox, — ^brother of Wm. H. ; a popular trav- 
elling man ; m. 1910, Lois Rickles, of Atalla, Ala. 



1. Nannie Mai® Cox, (Herschel M.', Henry H.*, Martin', John*, 
John^?), — m. Mark McCormick, a business man of Nashville; a 
sculptress of unusual ability; studied art, for nearly two years at 
Chicago ; the successful competitor in the contest for the monument 
to be erected by the State of Tennessee in memory of the late U. 
S. Senator, Hon. Edward Ward Carmack. 

ii. Henry Herschel* Cox, — son of Herschel M. and Lena L 
(Warren) Cox, a trusted employee of the Louisville and Nashville 
Railroad Co. ; m. Jan., 191 1, Myrtle Mallory, of Davidson Co., Tenn. 

JOAB COX, OF TENNESSEE. 
First Generation. 

JoAB^ Cox, — a hatter by trade; b. in North Carolina; travelled 
from town to town, making hats ; lived at Jonesboro, also at Bridge- 
man's Mills, in the eastern part of Tenn. ; removed, with his fam- 
ily, about 1821, or 1822, to Southern Indiana. They settled per- 
manently, in Monroe and Green counties, Ind, ; all farmers; m. 
Margaret Wilhite, who died during the Civil War. She was small 
in stature, but a strong woman, mentally, notwithstanding the limited 
opportunities which her generation afforded. She remembered the 
battles of King's Mountain and Cow Pens and had one or more 
relatives who served in the Revolution under Generals Green and 
Morgan. Her family and that of her husband appear to have come 
originally from Virginia ; children : i. Lorina, m. John Bridgeman, 
of Tenn. — son, John, a Major in the Confederate Cavalry ; if. Isaac, 
the first brickmaker in Monroe Co., Ind. ; m. James, settled in Green 
Co., Ind. ; iv. William, v. Nancy, vi. John Bridgeman. 

Note — John Wilhite and Tobias Wilhite, were residents of Or- 
ange Co., Va., 1743. (See, Scott's Hist, of Orange Co., Va., 1907). 

JoAB* Cox, (William", William*, William^ ,— m. Lucy Estes, 
1803. Orange Co., Va., Marriage Bonds). 



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Second Generation. 

John Bridgeman* Cox, (Joab^), — ^b. Jonesboro, Tenn. ; name- 
sake of John Bridgeman, proprietor of grist mill, Bridgeman's Mills, 
near Knoxville, Tenn. ; removed with his father to Southern Ind., 
about_i82i ; an itinerant Baptist preacher, Monroe Co., Ind. ; lived 
about four miles from Bloomington, the seat of Indiana University, 
where the most of his sons were educated ; m. (i) Barbara, daughter 
of Nathaniel and Margaret (Hays) LedgfiTWOod, bT Culpepper Co., 
Va., whence she removed to Tenn., and later to Indiana about the 
time the Cox family settled there — aunt of Col. Ledgeerwood, a law- 
yer and Democratic candidate for Congress, known as the Red Fox, 
of East Tenn., m. (2) Patrici a Moser ; children : first marriage — i, 

George W., it. Mary ^nn7'3eceased, m. ■ Stephens ; Hi. William 

Ledgerwood, iv. Isaac, deceased; v. Nathaniel David, vi. Martha,(or 

Barbara), m. Richardson; second marriage — vii. Louisa, m. 

Lampkins; viii. Emily, deceased, m. Freeman; ix. 

James Franklin, x. Lewis Milton, xi. Henry Clinton, xii. Stephen 
Douglass, deceased ; xiii. Oliver Perry, xiv. McClellan, xv. Thomas 
Wade, xvi. Jennie, m. Freeman. 

Third Generation. 

1. George Washington* Cox, (John B.*, Joab^), — Berkeley, 
Gal. ; one of the original 49'rs ; m. Sue Gilbert, of N. Y. City. 

iii. Wiluam Ledgerwood' Cox, (John B.*), — retired lawyer, 
Los Angeles, Cal.; b. Monroe Co., Ind.; first Supt. of Schools, 
Brown Co., Ind. ; m. Permelia A. Bartholomew, a teacher, g^raduate 
of Farmington Sem., Western Reserve, O. ; children : i. George W., 
a. Nathaniel E., iii. William Fuller; iv. Pliny Eppeus. 

v. Nathaniel David* Cox, M. D., — (John B.'), — Spencer, Ind.; 
served in the Civil War, 14th Indiana Volunteers, Army of the Po- 
tomac ; m. Dora Franklin. 

ix. Hon. John Franklin* Cox, (John B.^), — ^lawyer, Colum- 
bus, Ind. ; has been State Senator ; Democratic candidate for Sec'y 

of State, 1906; m. (i), Armstrong, (2), Lillian Tarleton, 

of Ky. 

X. Rev. Lewis Milton" Cox, (John B.*), — Bloomington, Ind. 

xi. Henry Clinton* Cox, (John B.*), — ^lawyer, Indianapolis. 

xiii. Oliver Perry* Cox, (John B.'), — mechanic, Indianapolis. 

xiv. McClellan" Cox, (John B.*), — farmer, Unionville, Ind. 

XV. Rev. Thomas Wade" Cox, (John B.*), — Noblesville, Ind. 

Fourth Generation. 

i. George W.* Cox, (William L.«, John B.*, Joab^),— Wee- 
hawken, N. J.; in business in New York; married. 

ii. Nathaniel E.* Cox, (Wm. L."), — St. Louis; married. 

iii. William Fuller* Cox, (Wm. L."), — electrical engineer, Los 
Angeles, Cal.; married. 

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APPENDIX 

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Letter of Richard Snead Cox, of Broxwood, England, 

TO Abram John Cox, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Broxwood Court 
Pembridge 
9th June 1895 
Dear Sir, 

I duly received your interesting letter of the 13th May and 
should be glad to give you all the information I can, and only regret 
that it is so limited. Indeed as to the dates of any emigrants to the 
new world, or whence they came I am sorry to say I can give you 
no information on that branch of the subject so interesting to you. 

From what you tell me, your ancestors must have been early 
settlers in Massachusetts — as the colony was, if I remember right 
founded in Charles the ist time. 

As to community of descent the armorial bearings (unless ar- 
bitrarily assumed and of late date) are an important guide : Now in 
Burke's armory (he was Ulster King at arms, and hence an 
authority) I find 27 families of the name bearing arms — and of these 
with very few exceptions they may be grouped in the following divi- 
sions having as far as heraldic evidence goes no relationship to each 
other. 

The first and most numerous group bear Or — 3 bars azure — on a 
canton gules a lions head argent. In this g^'oup the crest is a goat's 
or antelope's head pierced with a spear or an arrow for these 
slight and unimportant variations were sometimes adopted to dis- 
tinguish different branches of the same stock. 

The second group the arms borne are sable — a chevron between 
three stags heads argent. 

The third group bear — argent or sable 3 cocks gules or argent. 

I apprehend that these three groups do not spring from the same 
stock. 

Now the first group contains the families of Beamonds, Chi- 
chester, Dunmanway, Coolecliff, Broxwood & many others. To 
these may be added Cox of Charton & another who bear Barry, (of 
ten), or, & azure. Many of these have distinctive changes, merely 
showing a separate branch from the same stock. 

The first wholly reliable mention of this name is that of John Cox 
in the time of Henry Eighth. He purchased from Sir Anthony 
Denny the estates of Beamonds &c. which had formed part of the 
property of the suppressed Abbey of St. Albans. Of this family 
was Sir Richard Cox who held office in the Courts of Elizabeth & 
James ist. He is buried in Westminster Abbey where a flattering 
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who commanded the Hertford militia in the days of the common- 
wealth and to whom an interesting letter from Cromwell may be 
found recorded in the pages of the Gentleman's Magazine. 

Of a collateral branch also was my ancestor Sir John Cox killed at 
the battle of Solebay 1672, while in command of "The Prince/' the 
Duke of York's flag ship — his son Gabriel being an ardent adherent 
of James II had to retire abroad & died in France. He married 
Elizabeth daughter, and in .her children, heiress of Richard Snead 
who died high Sheriff, 1678. Saml Cox son of his daughter married 
Alice Kilbye, eventual heiress of Robt Kilbye of Souldern and from 
whom I lineally descend. 

The second group contain Cox of Beaminster, Castleditch (Earl 
Somers) &c. &c. 

They generally spell the name Cocks, But this is of little conse- 
quence as our ancestors were somewhat "Phonetic" in their spelling 
and I have seen the name spelt by Chauncey (Hist, of Herts.) three 
different ways in about as many pages. 

The arms of the third group seem to be "quartering arms" 
assigned rather from the sound of the name than from any knowl- 
edge of the family. 

This motto though now retained from father to son was not an 
integral part of the bearing. 

Tnisting that the above may be interesting if not valuable 
I am 

Yours truly R. S. Cox. 

Transcribed from the original letter, loaned by Abram J. Cox. 

11. 
Ai^ Ancient Cox Pedigree. 

I. Walter^ de Chelworth, — a contemporary of William the 
G)nqueror ; perhaps the original Le Coq, who came with him f rona 
France, 1066. 

II. William*, his son, — children: t. Adam, m. Alicia — son Wil- 
liam ; if. Roger, m. ; Hi. Rosamunda, m. Adam Donnyne, son 

of Thomas. 

III. Roger', (William*). 

IV. William*, (Roger*), — 29 E. I. (i. e. 29th year of the reign 
of Edward I, or 1303). 

V. Roger', (William*),— 16 E. II. (1323). 

VI. Thomas*, (Roger*), — 21 E. III. (1348), m. Amicia, daughter 
of Philip Peyntevin. 

VII. Rogers, (Thomas*), — children: i. John, m. Agnes, son, Wil- 
liam, II. William. 

VIII. William* Cokkes, of Chelworth, (Roger^), m. Petron- 
illa, daughter of John Warde, of Wilmington, 36 E. III. (1363?). 

IX. Richard* Cokkes, (William*), — ^4 H. V. (1417) ; m. Joan, 
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(1485); m. Christian, daughter of John Champness; children: u 
Thomas, ii. John. 

XL JoHN^^ CoKKES, (Richard^^),— 14 H. VII, (1499) ; m. Edith^ 
daughter of Robert Morris. 

XIL Thomas" Cokkes, (John"). 

XIIL John" Cokkes, (Thomas"), — ^m. , daughter of Tib- 

bot, County Gloucester; children: ». Richard, ii. Thomas, s. p.; iO. 

William, iv. Walter, v. Mary, vi. Isabel, vii. Eleanor, m. 

Bailey, of Frome ; viii. John, ix, Ann, m, Bailey, of Winford ; 

X. Robert. 

XIV. Walter^* Cokkes, (John^*), — ^m. Cicely, daughter of 
Rowsewell ; children : i. Richard, ii. Walter, s. p. ; m. John. 

John" Cokkes, (John**), — of Haygrove, County Somerset; m. 
Mary, daughter of Henry Gerard, of Warminster ; children : i. John, 
ii. Tobias. 

John" Cockes, of East Harptree, (John"), — m. Joan, daughter 
of Lansdown ; children : i. John, ii. Thomas, m. Susan, daugh- 
ter of Walwyn, of Charlton. 

Robert" Cockes, (John"), — m. Ann, daughter of Cant- 

rell; children: *. Eleanor, ii. Thomasin, m. Samuel Linsdale, of 
Stratford, County Suffolk. 

XV. John" Cockes, (Walter"), — ^m. Mary ; son, Wil- 
liam. 

Tobias** Cokkes, (John"), — of Rode, 1623; m. Ann, daughter 
of Richard Francklin, of East Kennet, Wilts ; children : i. Mary, h. 
Jan. 23, 18 Jac. I (1621) ; **. Ann, b. Jan. 6, 20 Jac. I, (1623). 

John" Cockes, (John"), — m. Mary, daughter of Richard Van- 
nam, of Staunton ; children : i. Richard, died s. p. ; ii. Matthew, u». 
Samuel, m. Dionysia, daughter of Edward Hix ; iv. Edith, m. Rich- 
ard Brookman ; v. Margery. 

XVI. William^* Cockes, (John^*), — children: i. John, ii. Susan, 
m. Will Whitchurch, of Frome. 

From article by Southall, Virginia Magazine of History, v. 307. 

IIL 
The Somers-Cocks Family. 

The family of Cocks was seated in Kent as early as the beginning 
of the reign of Edward I (1274), and was of importance in the 
county until its removal into Gloucester, in the time of Henry VIII, 
(b. 1491, d. 1547). Thomas^ Cocks, Esq., of Bishops Qeeves, Coun- 
ty Gloucestershire, married Elizabeth Holland, a Lancashire lady, 
by whom he had ten sons and three daughters, and was succeeded, 
at his decease, in 1601, by his second, but eldest surviving son, Rich- 
ard* Cocks, Esq., who purchased Castleditch, County Hereford, and 
settled there. He married Judith, daughter and co-heir of John 
Eliot, Esq., of London, and had son, Thomas', his heir. 

Richard Cox, of Dumbleton, County Gloucester, was created a 
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Thomas* Cocks, Esq,, of Castleditch, married Anne, daughter of 
Ambrose Elton, Esq., by whom he had five sons and three daughters. 
His eldest son, John* Cocks, succeeded him, but as he was un- 
married, the property went to the Rev. Thomas* Cocks, the second 
son, who died, 1724, leaving an only daughter and heir, Mary*, who 
became the wife of her cousin, John* Cocks. The fifth son, Charles* 
Cocks, Esq., M. P., 1692, married Mary, daughter of John Somers, 
Esq. (1651-1716), of County Worcester, sister and co-heir of John, 
Lord Somers, Lord High Chancellor, who died, 1717. 

James' Cocks, Esq., of Bruckmans, County Hertford, M. P., 
was his son and successor. He married (i), in 1718, Lady 
Elizabeth Newport, (2), Anne, youngest daughter of William, 
fourth Lord Berkeley, and was succeeded by his son and 
only child, James* Cocks, Esq., who died, unmarried, in 1758, his 
extensive estates reverting to his uncle, John* Cocks, Esq., of Castle- 
ditch, who died, June 24, 1771. He was the father of twelve chil- 
dren, viz.: i. Charles, ii. Thomas, 1727- 1779; iii. John, rector, un- 
married; iv. Joseph, barrister, two daughters; v. James, 1734-1772, 
married Martha, daughter of Rear Admiral Watson, and had son, 
James, M. P., and four daughters ; vi. Philip, rector, unmarried ; vii. 
Thomas Somers, b. 1737, banker, m. 1768, Ann, daughter of Thomas 
Thistlethwayte, Esq., who had son, Thomas Somers, and other chil- 
dren; viii. Richard, barrister, 1740- 1821, unmarried; ix. Robert, 
1741-1765, unmarried; x. Timothy, 1748-1757; xi. Mary, xii. Eliza- 
beth, died, 1808. 

Charles* Cocks, Esq., of Castleditch, M. P., eldest son, and suc- 
cessor of John, was born 1725; created a Baronet in 1772, and in 
1784, became a Peer, under the title of Lord Somers, Baron of 
Evesham, County Worcester. He married (i), Elizabeth, died 1771, 
daughter of Richard Eliot, Esq.; (2), Anne, died 1833, daughter of 
Reginald Pole-Carew, Esq., of Stoke. Lord Somers died, 1806, and 
was succeeded by his son, John^ Somers, second baron, bom, 1760, 
created Viscount, 1821, died 1841. John Somers, his son, and the 
second Earl, born, 1788, succeeded his father, died, 1852, and was 
succeeded, in turn, by his son, Charles® Somers, the third Earl, who 
was bom, 1819, and died 1883, when the earldom became extinct. 
The barony succeeded to his cousin, Philip Reginald*®, the fifth 
baron, in succession from Charles Cocks. 

— From Burke's Extinct Peerage. 

IV. 
Cox OF Beamonds, Hertfordshire, 

I. JoHN^ CoxE, of Monmouth in Wales ; m. , daughter of 

Harbert. 



II. Lawrence* Coxe, (John^), of Monmouth; m. , daugh- 
ter of Willey, of Wales. 

III. John* Coxe, (Lawrence*). — of Redborne, County Hertford; 
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m. Elenor, daughter of Morton, of Shropshire; children: i. 

Thomas, ii, John, Hi. Bridgett, iv. Alice, v. Mary. 

IV. Thomas* Cox, (John'), — of Beamonds, County Hertford; 
m. Bridget, daughter of Lanceford; living, 1572. 

V. Alban*^ Cox, (Thomas*), of Shenley,-*— m. Mary, daughter of 
and heir of William Lawson of Pritlewell, in Essex; children: i. 
Alban, ii, William, 

VI. Alban*' Cox, (Alban^), — of Beamonds, County Hertford: 
living, 1634, m. Mary, daughter of William Smythe. (See letter 
of Oliver Cromwell to Col. Alban Cox of St. Albans, 1657.) 

William" Cox, (Alban*), — of Porters, in Shenley, County Hert- 
ford; m. Mary, daughter of Abell Ewer, of Green Street, County 
Hertford. 

— Visitation of Hertfordshire, 1572, and 1634. 

V. 

Michael Cox, Esq., of Ireland. 

I. Michael^ Cox, Esq., — ^youngest son of a respectable Wiltshire 
family. Among his progenitors was the celebrated Dr. Richard Cox, 
Bishop of Ely. He removed to Ireland about 1600, and established 
himself at Kil worth, County Cork. 

II. Richard* Cox, (Michael^), — a man of great bodily strength; 
became a captain in the army; fought under Charles I and later, 
under Cromwell ; married Catharine, daughter of Walter Bird, Esq. ; 
died 165 1. 

III. Sir Richard* Cox, (Richard*), — ^barrister; b. about 1648; 
on account of religious dissensions, he went to Bristol, 1688, but re- 
turned to Ireland at the time of the Revolution; knighted, 1692: 
Lord High Chancellor of Ireland, 1703; created Baronet, 1706; died 
3 May, 1733. 

V. Sir Richard** Cox, — ^grandson and successor of Sir Richard 
Cox; b. 1702; m. 1725, Catharine, youngest sister of George Evans, 
first Lord Carbery ; d. 1766 ; had four sons and four daughters. 

VI. Rev. Sir Michael* Cox, (Richard*), — second and eldest 
surviving son of Sir Richard'; "succeeded by his only surviving 
son." 

VII. Sir Richard Eyre' Cox, (Michael*), — m. Maria, eldest 
daughter of John O'Brien, Esq., of Limerick; drowned 6 Sept., 
1784; no children. 

Sir John^ Cox, — successor of Sir Richard Eyre; b. Apr. 4, 1771; 
d., s. p., 1832. 

Sir George Matthias^ Cox, — d., June 28, 1838; successor of 
Sir John. 

VIII. Sir Richard® Cox,— of Castletown, County Kilkenny; 
son of Michael Cox, Esq. 

IX. Sir Francis® Cox, — Baronet, of Castletown, County Kil- 
kenny ; succeeded to the title at the death of Sir Richard, 1846. 

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County Dublin, Ireland, is also descended from the same ancestor. 
Their arms (Or, three bars az., on a canton, gu., a lion's head 
erased arg.) are similar to those of Cox of Broxwood and Eaton 
Bishop, County Hereford, England, and Cox, of Ballynoe, Ireland, 
indicating connection with those families also; motto: Fide et 
fortitudine. 

— See Burke's Peerage, 1847, ^"^ Landed Gentry, 1871. 

VI. 
Cox OF Ballynoe, Ireland. 

I. Robert* Cox, Esq., — had grant of lands at Ballynoe, County 
Limerick, Ireland, which he patented, 1637; m. Mary, daughter of 
Sir Thomas Standish. 

II. William' Cox, Esq., (Robert*), — ^married ; children: 

t. Frances, it. Sampson, in, Robert. 

III. Sampson' Cox, Esq., (William*), — m. Constantia, daughter 
of Rt. Hon. William Fitzmaurice, Baron of Kerry, and had five 
sons and five daughters. 

IV. William* Cox, Esq., (Sampson'), — baptized 20 June, 1703; 
m. 1727, Margaret, daughter of Hugh Hutchinson, Esq., of Bantry ; 
d. Oct., 1762: children : i. Hugh, it, Emanuel, Hi. Samuel, iv, Robert, 
V. IVilliam, and others. 

V. Hugh* Cox, Esq., (William*), — ^baptized 31 Dec, 1730; m. 
1757, Elizabeth, daughter of John Vowell, Esq. ; d. 1783 ; children : 
I. Vowell, a. IVilliam, Hi. Hugh, iv, John, v, Sampson, in, Robert, d. 
unm., and three daughters, unm. 

VI. William* Cox, Esq., (Hugh*), — b. 1765; m. 1796, Mary, 
daughter of Michael Scanlon, County Limerick; d. 20 Oct., 1810, 
leaving three daughters and an only son. 

VII. WiLUAM^ Cox, Esq., (William"). 

Arms — Arg. three bars, gu. on a canton, az., a lion's head erased, 
or. 

Crest — An antelope's head erased, sa., attired, or, transfixed 
through the neck with a broken spear, ppr. 

Motto — Fortiter et fideliter. 

Seat — Ballynoe, Ballingarry, County Limerick. 

[The family said to be lineally descended, through the Plantagenet 
Kings, from William the Conqueror. See, Southall, Va. Mag. of 
Hist. 5:305-6.] 

VII. 

Thomas Cox, of London, Gentleman, One of the 24 Proprie- 
tors OF East Jersey. 

1682— Proprietary right of Robert West, lawyer, of London, trans- 
ferred to him, 1682, in which year the sale of East Jersey to 
the twenty- four proprietors was confirmed by a new grant 
from the Duke of York, dated March 14, 1682. 

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1683 — ^July — Signs Commission of Gawen Lawrie as Deputy Gov- 
ernor of East Jersey. 

Sept. 25 — Signs instructions to Lawrie for laying out town 
of Perth Amboy. 

Dec. — Signs, with other proprietors, additional provision to 
Constitution of East Jersey. 

1684 — Aug. i^Signs in London, instructions to Gov. Lawrie. 

Nov. 13 — Signs instructions for taking up land. Instructions 
for apportioning land in East Jersey, signed in London and 
in Scotland. 

1685 — Oct. 20 — Signs order to examine East Jersey affairs, also 
authorization of East Jersey proprietors in Engtand, to Dep- 
uty Governor and Council, allowing William Dockwra to affix 
the seal of the Province to papers. 

1686 — Apr. — Signs draft for surrender of the government of East 
Jersey to King James. 

1690 — On or about the 3rd and 4th of December, sells his Propriet}- 
to Daniel Coxe. [Dr. Daniel Coxe, of London, proprietary- 
Governor of West Jersey, 1687-1691]. 

— From N. J. Archives. 

vin. 

Abstract of t^e Will of Thomas Cox, Citizen and Vintner, 

OF London. 

Will dated, May 24, 1709; codicil, Jan. 13, 1711 ; probated. Mar. 
14, 171 1 : mentions "my dear and loving wife, Anne Cox als. Hind." 
son, Thomas, his wife, Grace, and their six children, Grace, Thomas, 
John, Anne, Russell, and Mary, and cousin, Mary Chandler, now 
dwelling in Pennsylvania; "My late daughter-in-law, Mary Test, 
dec, late wife of Daniel Test," and her two children; daughter. 
Mary Frankling and her six children, Thomas, Jacob, Mary, Sarah, 
Ann, and Elizabeth ; daughter-in-law, Sarah Plumstead and her 
(laughter Mary Plumstead; son, John; daughter. Christian, wife 
of Lassells Metcalfe in trust for them, iioo which I disbursed 
towards assisting William Penn in matter with Philip Forde. 
To his son, Thomas, he leaves two tenements "I have lately built 
in the Burying ground of the people called Quakers,'* in trust for 
his six children, also **8oo acres, part of my 920 acres of land al- 
ready taken up in the County of Philadelphia. Province of Pennsyl- 
vania ;" and to his son, John, "my 400 acres of land lying part upnn 
the branch of Cooper's Creek, [in what is now Camden County], in 
the County of Gloucester, in the Province of West Jersey, in 
America. He also makes bequests to members of the family of 
John Harvard (founder of Harvard College). Jacob Frankling 
named as one of the overseers of will. 



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A 

Abbott, John. 84. 

Samuel Jr., 84. 
Abel. William, 100. 
Abrams, Jchn H., 61. 

AciillB, (Cocke), 4». 

Adams, Ebenezer, 48-9. 

Eldward White and ch., 143. 

Helen. 146. 

Rev. Hiram, 117. 

James P. H. and ch., 143. 

John, 208, 236. 

John Quincy, 180. 

Julia H.. 143. 

Maria, 117. 

Mary. 126. 

Moses. 73. 

Patrick H.. 50. 

Sarah, 112. 

Thomas, 49. 
Adington, Elihu, 271. 

ESlvira, 271. 
Ainsworth, James, 207. 
Akins, £]isa. 79. 
Albertson. Chalkley, 280. 

Francis, 280. 

Sarah. 246. 
Albion, Efile, 279. 
Albright, Cinthia Ann. 278. 
Aldworth. Robert, 14. 
Alexander, Anna M., 142. 

James, 142, 234. 
Allen. 262. 

Abijah. 103. 

Andrew and ch.. 215. 

Arthur. 49, 50. 

Benjamin Curtis and ch., 149. 

Catharine. 191. 

Charlotte, 229. 

Oeorse Nelson. 149. 

James. 207. 

John. 129. 

Mary Ijoulse. 191. 

Richard, 224. 

Samuel and ch., 181, 248. 

William and ch.. 224. 
Alpau^i, Cyrus H.. 202. 

Oeorge W., 202. 
Alexander. Archibald, 228. 
Allyn. Sarah. 113. 
Alsworth, Katie. 262. 
Anderson, , 126. 

John C. and ch.. 269. 

Mary. 101. 266. 

Sallle. 201. 
Andre, Major, 119. 
Andrese, or Andrews. Mary (Cox), 
Andrew. Ruth, 269, 271. 
Andrews, Dr. A. D., 242. 

Mary, 188. 

or Anderson, Mary A., 106. 

Robert, 181. 
Ambler. Joseph, 246. 
Andrews. Wllliain, 178. 
Ansel, Mfhier, 225. 
Anne, Queen, 4, 210. 



Ansley, • 



-, 161. 



173. 



Blisiabeth, 161. 

Thomas, 161-2. 
Anthony, Byron K., 81. 

Rev. Silas W.. 81, 82. 
Antony, Bmlle, 118. 
Antrim, Harriet S., 246. 
Apgar, , 197. 

Charles E. and ch., 204. 

Edward J. and ch., 198. 

Emily Loree, 204. 

Harriet L. and ch., 204. 

Harvey, 198. 

Hezekiah, 198. 

James H. and ch., 204. 

Lewis A. and ch., 204. 

Peter, 198, 204. 

Walter and ch., 203. 
Appledom, William, 229. 
Applegate, Almira (Cox), 173, 183. 

Cteorge, 173, 183. 

Leah. 181. 192. 

Mrs. Sarah. 276. 
Armacost. Keziah, 100. 

Michael, 100. 
Armstrong, , 285. 

Arabella, 80. 

John. 80. 

Phoebe. 263. 

Arnold. , 101. 

Arrison, , 109, 

Andrew, 109. 

Ann, 109. 

Arthur, 109. 

Ashfordly, 109. 

Ellen. 197. 

Elizabeth, 109. 

John, 109. 

Mary, 109. 
Ascom, Elizabeth, 96. 
Ashbrldge, Charles, 145. 

Hannah, 145. 

Richard. 145. 
Ash ton, Amos and ch., 120. 
Ashfordby, Catharine, 108. 

Eleanor, 108-9. 

William. 108. 
Astor, John Jacob, 36, 128. 
Atkinson, Rachel, 89. 
Atterbury, Sarah, 144. 
Attoway, Emma, 99. 
Austin, Ann, 22. 
Avory, John, 129. 



Bacon, Anna Fosdick, 92. 

Dr. Charles H., 271. 

George, 92. 
Babcock, Catharine, 110. 
Bagley, Lena, 106. 

Nathan, 280. 
Bailey, , 288. 

Joseph, 67. 

Joseph Jr.. 67. 

Lucretia M., 252. 
Balnbridge, Hattie, 98. 



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Balrd. 



188. 



Elizabeth, 200. 

Nancy, 222. 

William. 196. 
Baker, Rev. Lewis Carter, 228. 

Love, 137, 140. 

William and ch., 111. 

Baldwin, , 193. 

Bale. A. J., 236. 
Bales, Jane. 268. 
Ball, Edward, 232. 

Rebecca, 60. 
Ballard, Dr. Edward. 242. 

Lizzie M., 242. 
Ballou Dorcas, 270. 
Baltimore. Lord, 83. 96. 
Bambridge, Henry A. and ch., 208. 
Bane, Gen. M. M., 182. 
Banks, Jane E., 135, 138. 

John. 135. 

Joseph, 130. 
Bannister, Martha, 47. 
Barclay, Col. David. 24. 

Robert. 24. 
Barcley, Samuel, 168. 
Barent. Margaret. 34, 129. 
Barker. , 221. 

Charles, 237. 
Barkey. Ann, 131. 
Barnes. Mary C. 63. 
Bamett. Elizabeth or Ann, 134. 

J. Dwlght. 242. 

Louisa, 272. 

Margaret A.. 242. 
Bamum, Richard N. and ch., 120. 
Barr, Bess Markoe, 151. 

Mary L.. 151. 

Samuel Orr and ch., 142. 

William. 142. 
Barraud, Ann, 61. 

Ann Blows. 51, 52. 

Dr. Philip, 51. 
Barrett. Elvira M.. 272. 

Mary A.. 266. 

Olive. 272. 
Barrows. Addie A.. 106. 
Barry, Eliza. 222. 
Bartholomew. Permella A., 199. 

Robert M., 285. 
Bartlett. Edwin. 74. 77. 
Bartley. George and ch.. 68. 
Barton. Dr. Matthias, 226. 
Bartow. Peril Lathrop, 93. 
Bass, Annie. 120. 
Bastedo. John. 110. 
Batchelder. Ann. 107. 

Fannie C, 107. 

Simeon. 107. 
Bateman, Rev. David and ch., 177. 
Bates, Olga, 149. 

William. 149. 
Batey [Beattle], Fftnnie, 108. 
Bawidln, Susanna, 55. 
Baxter, Stella, 60. 
Bayard. Caroline Smith, 226. 

Col.. 72. 
Beach, Ida J.. 195. 
Beakes, Sarah. 159. 
Bean. Catharine E., 266. 

Hannah E., 265. 

Joel. 265. 

Lydla Shipley. 265. 
Beasley. Julia .227. 

Beazley. , 133. 

Beattle, William D., 180. 
Beatty, and ch., 178. 

Charles C. 105. 

Jane. 112. 131. 

Samuel. 105. 
Beauchamp, John, 8. 
Beazell. Isaac Rockwell. 101. 



Beckley, Rachel, 229. 
Beckwith, Ardella, 75. 79. 
Beebe, Sarah A., 241. 
Beeber, Enoch P., 106. 
Beekman, Catharine. 136. 

Christopher, 224. 

Cornelia, 140, 147. 

Gerard, 84. 

Gerard W.. 136, 140. 

Gerardus. 224. 

James. 140. 

Beeler, . 126. 

Belcher, Ellazbeth, 269. 

Gov., 212. 
Bellangee. Mary K., 222. 
Bellis, Eliza L.. 183, 193. 
Bellows. Charles, 144. 

William. 144. 
Belting. Rev. Herbert 200. 
Benjamin, Abigail, 127. 
Benn. Abraham. 130. 

John, 130. 
Bennett. Elisha, 255-6. 

Henry, 256. 

W. M.. 262, 

William, 256. 
Bentley. Martha. 206. 

William, 206. 
Berkeley. Ann, 289. 

Elizabeth. 37. 205. 

Lord Johni 37. 206. 

Lord William, 289. 
^errian. William, 111. 

William Jr.. 111. 
Bevan, Martha, 194. 
Blcknell, William, 120. 
Biddle, Anna Sitgreaves, 148. 

Arthur and ch.. 143. 

George W.. 143. 

Henry Williams, 143. 15L 

Julia, 143. 

Juliet, 151. 

Mildred Lee, 151. 

Thomas. 188. 

Thomas A. and ch., 188, 14t. HI. 
Bldewell, Charles E.. 208. 

George F. and ch., 208. 

Stella M.. 203. 
Blerwith, J. C. 120. 
Blgelow, Benjamin, 79. 

Ebenezer, 74. 

Justice, 74. 

Mary, 74. 78. 

Mary (Rand), 78. 

Samuel, 76. 
Bllllngslea. Lewis and ch., 201. 
Bills. Elizabeth. 224. 
Blnford. Josiah and ch., 269. 
Blnford, Robert, 271. 
Binney. Horace. 38, 226. 
Bird. Catharine. 290. 

Elizabeth. 288. 240. 

James and ch., 120. 

Col. James. 225. 

Walter. 290. 
Blmey. H. M., 191. 
Bishop. Ann, 71, 76. 

Henry. 77. 

John and ch.. 120. 
BIspham, Geo. Tucker, 149. 

Katharine J.. 149. 
Black. John G.. 115. 

Porter. 60. 
Blackmore. Sallle. 98-9. 

Blaine. , 245. 

Blair. Andrew A.. 148. 

Gen. Frank P.. 148. 

Llvermore, 102. 
Blake. Charles, 126. 

Nicholas, 130. .,. ..i 

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BIe«<±er, BenJ. D. W. and ch., 147. 
Bteen, Robert, 129. 
Blevins, John. 64. 
Blood, Caleb Jr.. 240. 

Ladnda. 240-242. 
Bloomfleld, , 1, 1S4. 

Gov.. 222. 

John, 236. 
Bloas. Adelbert C. and ch.. 204. 
Blount. Ernest and ch.. 202. 
Boardman. Wm. Colt, 147. 

Lanadale. 147. 
Bodkin. Sarah. 67. 70. 

Boer, . 269. 

Boggs. Rev. John. 177. 
Boker. George. 141. 

George H.. 141. 

Bolton. . 253. 

Bond, Hannah. 246. 

Col. wnUam. 239. 
Bonner, Mary, 223. 
Boonnan, Mrs.. 117. 
Borden. Amy. 167. 

Anne. 79. 

Elliabeth. 71. 

James. 218. 

John, 71. 

Joseph. 167. 

Col. Joseph. 167. 

Ruble. 76. 

Thomas and ch.. 71. 
Boshart Hendrick, 130. 

Jacob. 130. 
Bowdoln, Sally E. C, 52. 
Bower. Elise ElUot, 161. 

Henry, 161. 
Bowes. Elizabeth C. 228. 

Esther. 226. 

Francis, 228. 
Bowler, John, 283. 
Bowman. Arlxoa V.. 69. 

Sarah. 240. 
Bowne. Capt. John. 155, 158. 

Obadlah. 168. 162. 
Boyoe, Isaac. 9, 182. 
Boyd. Cella (Cox). 271. 
Boyle. John. 98. 
Boynton. Ella L., 106. 

James W., 106. 

Loolsa, 106. 
Bosemone. Francis and ch., 261. 
Brackett, Joshua Jr.. 68. 
Braddock, Charles. 229. 

Edward, 229. 
Braddock. Gen.. 229. 

Jennie. 229. 

Sara. 229. 
Bradley, Gen. James A., 50. 

John, 244-6. 

Sarah, 33, 128. 
Bradshaw, Rachel. 228. 
Brady, James. 222. 

John R, 228. 

Mary M., 228. 
Braesjer, Isaac, 129. 
Branson, Henry and ch., 248. 
Bray, Andrew, 234. 

Gen. Daniel. 179. 

Delilah, 178. 

James, 234. 

John. 168. 179. 234. 

John W.. 189. 

Margaret (Watson), 234. 

Sar^. 179, 188. 
_ Susannah. 179. 
Bray and Cox, 189. 
Bray and Taylor, 189. 
Braaler, Mary. 147. 
Breed. Elisabeth C, 92. 

MarUn B.. 193. 
Mary I>.. 193. 
Susan E. W., 198. 



Brent, Dr. Arthur Lee. 62. 
Brewerton. George. 128. 
Brloe, Rev. D. HlUhouse. 88. 
Brldgeman. John. 284-6. 

Major John. 284. 
Bridges, John. 58. 

Samuel. 130. 

Virginia C. 58. 
Briggs. Susan. 229. 
Briles. Jacob. 273. 
Brindley, Henrietta. 280. 
Brinton, Ann, 216. 
Bristow. Mary, 269. 
Britton. Thomas. 175. 
Brobaker. Daniel. 100. 
Brocker, Eleanor, 202. 
Broderick, Katharine, 259. 
Brokaw, John. 164. 

Phoebe, 183. 
Brookman, Richard, 288. 
Brooks. Albert T. and ch.. 194. 
Brotherton. Joseph. 120. 
Brown. Alexander, 140. 

Braselton and ch., 269. 

Charles N., 274. 

Emily. 140. 

Henry, 196. 

Jane, 274. 

John, 66. 

Mary, 221. 

Samuel H., 274. 

Stephen, 261. 

Rev. Templeman. 191. 
Browne. Col. William, 60. 
Bruere, Henry. 192. 

Brunner, , 271. 

Brusse, Rev. John. 191. 

Bryant, Alexander A. and ch., 69. 

Henry, M. D.. 143. 

William and ch., 59. 

William Sohier, M. D., and ch.. 148. 

Bryson, , 282. 

Buchanan, Amanda H., 203. 

Arthur E., 61. 
Buckingham, Anna (Hale), 187. 

Julia A., 187. 

Noah, 187. 
Budd, Frank W., 198. 

Martha. 230. 

Ruey F., 198. 
Buell. Dr. Ernest E.. 146. 

Irene C. LUM., 146. 

Raymond Cox, 146. 

Rev. Samuel. D. D.. 191. 
Bukingham. Rachel, 267. 
Bulkeley, Caroline, 140, 147. 

Dr. L. Duncan. 144. 

Julia, 144. 
Bull, Sarah, 233. 

Thomas, 233. 
Bully, Ruth (Cox), 271. 
Bump, Asa. 124. 

Jacob, 124. 

Sally, 124-5. 
Bundy, John M.. 275. 

Martha J., 275. 

Mary E.. 275. 

Tolbert, 272. 

William T., 275. 
Bunn. Bertha. 111. 
Burchett. Estelle. 201. 
Burkett. Adelle R., 82. 

Alton, 82. 
Burd. Solomon, 100. 

David, 197. 
Burleigh, Olive, 102. 
Burling. Walter. 190. 

William a. 190. 

Burllsouj- f 126. 

Burnet, William, 206. 
Burnett, Ellsworth. 242. 

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Burr. Col., 119. 

Bun-ell, Peter S. and ch., ItS. 

iiurriut, and ch., ;iO-J. 

Burton, , 5S. 

G€orfire W., ISS. 

Burrougli, , S523. 

Burst, John. ld^\ 

Mary H. (.Stwar). 199. 

Liz=i<j. Randall, 199. 
Bush, Rachel E2., 198. 
BuBse, Mrs. Sarah (Davenport), 240. 
Butler, , 194. 

Charles A., 126. 

Elizabeth G., 126. 

Martha, 267. 

Dr. Nicholas Murray, 194. 
Butterfleld, James and ch., 269. 
Butts, Samuel, 70. 
Buzzell, Ida M., 107. 
Byllnge, Edward, 232. 



Cabell, J. Hartwell, 147. 

Nlch. Francis, 52. 
Cadwallader, John Jr., and ch., 148. 
Cadwalader, Richard M., 151. 

William Blddle, 151. 
Cain, Polly, 280. 
Caldwell, Frances Eustis, 140. 

Hugh. 238. 
Calley, Almlra, 104. 

David, 104. 

Martha, 104. 
Calloway, Cabell, 58. 

Elizabeth, 58. 

John, 58. 

Ruth, 68. 
Calvert, Gov., 83. 
Camac, Anne Bancker, 148. 

Charles Bancker, 148. 

Elizabeth Markoe, 148. 

Ellen Mcllvaine, 148. 

John Burgress, 141. 

Mary E^va, 148. 

Mary R., 138, 141. 145. 

William and ch., 140, 147. 

William Masters, 137, 138, 147. 

Turner, 137. 
Campbell, Bert, 125. 

Esther, 278-9. 
Campbell, Matnda, 140. 

Lord NeiU, 164. 

St. George, 140. 
Cannon, Henry Brevoort, 152. 

Susie. 283. 

Thomas, 89. 
Cantrell, , 288. 

Ana, 288. 
Capers, Rt. Rev. Ellison, 87. 
Carbery, Lord, 290. 
Carmack, Hon. Edward W., 284. 
Carmalt, Sarah P., 160. 
Carmlchael, David, 270. 
Carpenter, , 124. 

Charles E.. 204. 

Jeannette, 199. 

Mary E., 199. 

Nathaniel O, and ch., 199. 
Carpenter and Bayles, 204. 

F. B. and N. O., 199. 
Carr, Katharine, 269. 

William P.. 259. 
Carson, Elizabeth L., 203. 

James W. and ch., 198. 

Thomas. 87. 
Cartaret, Philip, 205. 
Carter family, 11. 

Annie, 11. 

Franklin Harrison, 120. 

Myra, 120. 



Cary. 



-. 177. 



Edward R., 177. 

Miles, 48. 
Castleman, Jane Torbitt, 99. 

Kate B. (Gist), 99. 

Samuel, 99. 
Catesby, Elizabeth, 46. 

Mark, 46. 
Caulklns, Clarissa, 124. 
Chalfant, Nathaniel, 253. 
Chaloner, Mary, 246. 
Chamberlain, Elizabeth, 160. 164. 

Joseph, 160. 

Thomas, 160, 164. 

Hannah (Cox). 160, 164. 
Chambers, Ann, 178, 188. 
Champion, Hannah. 68. 

Mary, 261. 
Champness, John and ch., 288. 

Christian. 288. 
Chandler. Rachel. 254. 

Rachel E., 87. 

Rose E., 86. 

William, 270. 
Chapln, O. H., 142. 
Chapman, , 194. 

Elizabeth Camac and ch., 142, 15L 

George W. and ch., 137, 142. 

Henry Cadwalader, 150. 
Chapman, Maggie H., 198. 

Mary Randolph and ch., 142, 150. 

Dr. Nathaniel. 187. 

Rebecca, 142, 161. 
(Thappel, Christina, 130. 

Hannah, 130. 
Charles I, 290. 
Charles II, 4, 21, 210. 

Chauncey, , 287. 

Chawner, Chalkley and ch., 268. 
Cheeseman. Joseph, 159. 

William, 159. 
Chester, Maud. 262. 
Chestnut, Col. James, 225. 
Chew, Alexander L., 94. 
Chowman, John S., 280. 
Christie, James, 85. 
Chrlstophel, Laura, 146. 
Church, Cynthia, 72. 

Elizabeth, 72. 
Claiboume, Ann, 50. 

Lucy Herbert, 50. 
Clark and Jones, 173. 
Clark, , 180. 

A. A., 186. 

Blanche Loree, 204. 

Daniel, 172. 

Florence, 271. 

George R., 254. 

Isabella, 246. 

Margaret, 205. 

Mary. 103, 106. 180. 

Mary A. (Gray), 207. 

Mary B., 106. 

Phoebe, 179, 190. 

Samuel, 173, 204. 

Samuel and ch.. 172. 

Sarah. 204, 207. 

William, 206-7. 

Wm. Brewster, M. D, 143. 

William Evans, 143. 

William H., 143. 
Clark and Jones, 178. 
Clarke, Almira, 104. 

Levitt. 104. 

Melvina, 104. 
Clay, Henry, 180. 
Clayton, Adam W., 192. 
Clements. , 100. 

Jacob, 100. 

John, 100. 

Mary, 100. 



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Clement. Andrew. 86. 
Cleveland, Aaron, 92. 
Abla. 92. 
Catharine, 92. 
Clinton. Col., 119. 

Elizabeth. 205. 
Clooffh. Levi. 105. 
Clouaton, Edna M., 146. 
ClouBton. Robert and ch., 146. 
Cobb, Emery. 125. 
Cobum. Jemima. 269. 
Cochradth. Admiral. 224. 
Cock, of Kendall. 26. 
of Newcastle, 2. 
Abigail, 118. 
Aeltle. 109. 
Ada B.. 255. 6. 
Alice. 107. 109, 256-t. 
Andrew. 110. 
Ann, 131. 255. 
Anna. 130-1. 
Annatie, 108. 
Annatje. 131. 
Anne. 108, 254-6. 
Annie, 255. 
Anthony. 35. 107. 
Ashfordby. 108-9. 
Barent. 34, 129. 
Bathsheba. 254. 
Bennett, 255. 
Caroline. 255. 
Catharine, 108-9, 129. 
Catleijntee, 109. 
Mrs. Catrlna, 109. 
Catryn, 108. 
Charles, 254-5. 
Charles S.. 255-6. 
Christina, 109. 
Christopher. 129. 
Cornelia, 109-10. 
Cornelius, 108. 
Dennis, 109. 

EdI. 129. 

Edward, 129. 

Elizabeth. 108. 119, 254-5. 

Eunice. 109-10. 

Francis, 131. 

Prank, 255. 

Mrs. Oeertrug. 107. 

George. 108-9. 

Capt. George, 5. 

George B., 254-6. 

George D.. 254-5. 

Rev. Gerhard D., 130. 

Gerrlt Van Wagenan, 109. 

Grletje. 109. 

Hannah, 119. 

Harriet, 110. 

Hendrlck. 108. 

Henricus, 107. 

(or Cox). Herbert Randolph. 266-7. 

Henry, 108-9, 258-6. 

Eljda. (Ida). 235. 

Jacob. 108-10. 

Jacobus. 34, 128. 

James, 22. 26. 31. 40. 107. 253-4. 

Major James, 34. 118-19. 

Jane. 110. 

Jennet. 119. 

(or Cox). John, 30. 

John. 36-6, 107-10. 128-9. 233. 235. 
253-4. 

John. Sr., 116. 

John Jr.. 35. 116. 

John M.. 254. 256. 

John Sanderson, 254-6. 

Josiah. 27. 

Laurens Comelius, 33, 129. 

Lavinia H.. 255-6. 

Lizzie, 265. 

Louisiana V.. 264-6. 



Lydia. 233. 

Madalena, 108. 

Magdalena, 108. 

Magdalene, 108. 

Margaret, 107-8. 253-6 

Margreita. 109. 

Maria, 107. 9. 10. 

Marian, 255-6. 

Marion, 256-7. 

Marretjen, 108. 

Mary. 109, 234. 253-6. 

Mordicai. 264-6. 

Neeltje. 108. 

Neltien. 108. 

Peter, 5. 

Patty. 119. 

Phebe, 119. 

Rebecca, 255. 

Rebekah, 110. 

Robert. 45. 

Rosa. 255. 

Samuel. 35, 107-8. 

Sara. 130. 

Sarah. 119. 

Sergeant, 128. 

Susanna, 108. 

Thaddeus K., 254-5. 

Thomas, 36, 45, 65, 107-9, 286. 

Thomas Willemzen, 128. 

Tunis. 108-9. 

William, 35, 107-10, 130-1. 253-6. 

WUl H., 266. 
Cockbum, Eliza, 93. 

Mr. 117. 
Cocke, Abraham. 4, 47, 49, 60. 

Agnes. 10, 47, 48. 

Allen, 49, 60. 

Mrs. (Allen), 49. 

Ann B. (Barraud), 61. 

Ann Blows. 62. 

Ann (Clalboume), 50. 

Ann Hartwell, 51. 

Ann (Ruffln), 50-6. 

Anthony. 5. 

Benjamin. 48-50. 

BenJ. Allen, 60. 

Bowler. 10. 11, 48-51. 

Brassulr, 47. 

Catesby. 46. 

Catharine, 48-60. 

Chas. Cary. M. D.. 52. 

Chas. Hartwell. 52. 

Capt. Christopher. 46. 

Courtenay B., 52. 

Edith. 48. 

Elizabeth, 6. 45. 47-51. 

Elizabeth (Catesby). 46. 

Elizabeth (Hartwell). 49. 

Elizabeth Hartwell. 49, 60. 

Elizabeth (Kennon), 51. 

Elizabeth (Pleasants). 48. 

Elizabeth (Ruffln). 49. 

Mrs. Frances, 47. 

George. 47. 

Capt. George, 5, 46. 

Hartwell. 49, 60. 52. 

Helen Hansford. 52. 

Henry, 47. 

Sir Henry, 6. 45-6. 

James, 9, 47. 

Dr. James, 85. 

Jas. Powell, 47-60. 

Jane, 45-9. 

Mrs. Jane. 45. 

John, 49. 50. 

G^n. John. 9, 51. 62. 

John Bowdoin, 52. 

John Hartwell. 50-2. 

(5en. John Hartwell, 51. 

Judith. 48. 

Leila Barraud. 52. 



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Louise Barraud, 62. 

Louisiana Barraud, 62. 

Lucy, 49. 

Lucy Gary, 62. 

Lucy (Herbert), 50. 

Lucy W. (Oliver), 62. 

Lucy (Smith), 60. 

Martha, 47-60. 

Martha (Bannister), 49. 

Mary, 47-8, 60. 

Mary Au^rusta, 62. 

Mary Braxton, 62. 

Mary (Brazier), 47. 

Mary Kennon, 61. 

Mary Ruffln, 61. 

Maurice, 46. 

Nancy. 49, 50. 

Nancy (Kennon), 50. 

Nathaniel, 49. 

Nicholas. 10, 45. 

Philip St. C^eorge, 52. 

Pleasant, 48, 9. 

Prudence, 48. 

Mrs. (Poythress), 49. 

Rebecca, 49, 50. 161, 162. 

Rebecca Kennon. 51. 

Richard, 47-50. 

Col. Richard, 8, 9, 10, 45ff, 260. 

Richard H., 50. 

Robert, 50. 

Robert Kennon. 61. 

Ruth (Howland), 52. 

Sallle, 51. 

Sally Brown. 52. 

Saly E. C. (Bowdoln), 52. 

Sally F^ulcon, 52. 

Sarah, 48. 

Sarah (Marston), 47. 

Sarah (Perrin), 48. 

Stephen, 9, 47-8. 

Temperance, 10, 47-8. 

Thomas. 47. 

Capt. Thomas. 9, 10, 46-7. 

Walter, 10, 46, 233. 

Mrs. (White). 50. 

William. 9, 10, 46-8. 50-1. 

Capt. William. 6. 

Dr. William, 10, 46. 

Gen. William. 9. 51. 

Wm. Fleming, 49. 

Hon. William M., 9, 52. 

William Ruffln, 52. 
Cockes, Edith, 288. 

Eleanor. 288. 

John. 288. 

Margery. 288. 

Mary, 288. 

Matthew, 288. 

Richard, 288. 

Robert. 288. 

Samuel. 288. 

Susan. 288. 

Tha, 154. 

Thomas. 288. 

Thomasln, 288. 

William, 288. 
Cocks, A.. 131. 

Albion. 131. 

Almlra. 119, 120. 

Catharine Amanda, 119, 120. 

Charles, 4, 289. 

E., 131. 

Eleanor, 120. 

Eliza. 119, 120. 

Elizabeth. 127, 289. 

Qeorge W.. 31. 

(Gerhard Hutcheson, 120. 

Gterhard Hutcheson Jr., 120. 

Grace, 127. 

Hannah, 131. 

Henrietta, 119. 



Howard, 120. 

Isaac, 131, 282. 

J., 181. 

James, 289. 

Jcunes Oliver, 127. 

Jane, 127. 

Jane Surjet, 119. 

Janet Dominick, 119. 

John, 4, 45, 86, 126, 233, 289. 

John David, 119, 120. 

John Janes, 120. 

Joseph, 289. 

Marie Barbary, 119, 120. 

Marion, 120. 

Mary, 248, 289. 

Leonora Louisa, 120. 

Louisa, 119. 120. 

Louise, 127. 

Margaret Ann, 119, 120. 

Mary, 127. 

Nathaniel. 128. 

Nettle, 120. 

Philip, 289. 

Philip Reginald, 289. 

Rebecca, 126. 127. 

Richard, 289. 

Richard, Esq., 288. 

Robert, 131, 289. 

Sarah Jane, 119. 

Stephen, 126. 

Stephen John, 127. 

Thomas, 4, 86, 126-7, 132, 1S4. 24^ 
288-9. 

Rev. Thomas, 289. 

Thomas Somers, 289. 

Timothy, 289. 

William Frank, 127. 

Hon. William W., 81. 
Coeck, Laurens C, 33. 
Cocx, John, 33. 
Cody, Charles A. and ch., 194. 
Coe, Mary J., 210. 
Coeck, Margaret (Barent), 34. 
Coek, Harmpje. 129. 
Coffin, Mrs. James. 76. 
Coffin. Abraham, 76. 
Coggshall. Lucy. 271. 
Cok. Johanna, 129. 

Maria. 129. 

Richard, 129. 

Roberd, 129. 
Cokkes. Ann, 288. 

Eleanor, 288. 

Isabel, 288. 

John, 288. 

Mary, 288. 

Richard, 288. 

Thomas, 288. 

Tobias, 288. 

Walter, 288. 

William, 287-8. 
Colden, Gov. Cadwalader, 136. 

Elizabeth. 136. 
Coleman, Abigail, 127. 

Rev. Albert. 262. 

Maddie, 288. 

Sarah, 234. 
Collett, Tobias and Co., 24K. 
CoUlngs, Edward, 229. 

Richard and ch.. 229. 
Collins, , 117, 187. 

Anzanetta, 194. 

Edwin Brooks, 194. 

Francis. 25. 

James Wilson. 184. 

Martha. 114. 

Polly, 251. 
Comes, Elizabeth, 170. 
Compton, Jennie. 272. 
Comstock, Ezeklel, 71. 

Lucy, 71, 76. 



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Cones, Charles C, 279. 
Conine, Elizabeth, 202. 
Emma E., 202. 
John B. and ch., 197. 201. 
John N. and ch., 201. 
Joseph E., 202. 
Susan L... 201. 
Conklins, Alfred, 98. 
Ellxa. 93. 
Elsie, 94. 
Connell, £^rerUne, 105. 
Connor, Mary J., 118. 
Conoly, Benjamin, 233. 

Conover, . 173, 184. 

Catharine. 191. 228. 
Francis Stevens, 228. 
Hannah (Forman), 226. 
Helen. 191. 
Howard A., 201. 
James, 226. 
John, 181. 

Margaret (Anderson), 226. 
Mary R.. 228. 
Peter. 181. 226. 
Richard Stevens, 228. 
Sarah J., 193. 

Commodore Thomas A., 226, 228. 
Conrad. Barbary, 119. 
Cook, Austin Elliott, 210. 
Elizabeth, 271. 
Exra and ch.. 272. 
Hannah Havens, 208. 
Harmon and ch., 272. 
Isaac. 271. 
John R., 270-2. 
Joseph, 66. 176. 
Joseph C. and ch., 272. 
Philip and ch., 208. 
Mary, 112. 
Robert and ch.. 270. 
Cooke, Elinor (Normand), 248. 
Mary. 248. 
Peter, 248. 
Coon. Catharine. 206. 
Cooper. Belle, 270. 

Eliza J. (Cox), 195. 
Joseph. 233. 
Lydia (?). 233. 239. 
Thomas. 119, 167. 162. 
CJopley. Mr. Thomas, 83. 
Corliss, G^OTge, 224. 
Samuel. 224. 
William Jr., 234. 
Combury. Lord. 129, 211. 
Comlni?. Hon. Brastus. 126. 
Comwallls. Lord. 54. 
Cortelyou. Joanna, 110. 
Corwln. James G., 62. 

Ralph J., 62. 
Cosad. Elizabeth. 209. 

John. 209. 
Cosand. Margaret, 263-4. 
Cotard or Cosart. Anth'y. 206. 207, 209. 
Catharine (Coon), 207, 209. 
Lydia, 207. 
Rev. Thomas. 207. 
Cosart, Anna. 206. 

Jacob and ch.. 206. 
Jacob Jr., 206. 
Leah, 206. 
Mary, 206. 
Cosby, (5ov., 212. 
Cotton, Benjamin, 105. 

Lydia, 105. 
Coulter. Ann. 223. 
C^aroline C, 222. 
John, 223. 
Paschal H., 222. 
Zachariah. 164. 
Oourtenay, Albert A., 139. 
Wm. (Seorge, 139. 



Couse, Peter, 209. 
Coward, Capt. Hugh. 163. 

Rev. John, 162-3. 

MaQT, 163. 
Cowdry, Isaac, 259. 
Cowgill, Sarah, 244. 
Cox, Whitehead A Co., 90. 

and Davison, 170. 

and Shreve, 170. 

A. Hamilton, 208. 

Aaron. 71, 76, 110, 167, 175, 246, 
280. 
• Abbie, Bumham, 105. 

Abby, 245. 

Abel, 166. 174, 186, 266-7. 

Abla Caroline, 92-3. 

Abigail, 74. 103-4, 110, 111, 160, 
164. 218. 220-2, 236, 240, 270-L 

Abner, 244. 

Abraham, 13, 71, 76, 251. 

Abraham Beekman, 140, 147, 152. 

Abraham B. Jr., 152. 

Abraham Blgelow, 74, 78. 

Abraham D., 246. 

Abraham Liddon, 28, 90, 92-3. 

Abraham R., 244, 246. 

Abraham Runkle, 172, 183. 

Abram. 218-19. 

Abram J., 76, 80, 286. 

Absalom, 260. 

Achsah. 163, 171. 

Ada, 229, 241. 

Ada Belle, 203. 

Ada Mary. 252. 

Adaline. 53. 102-3. 251. 

Adaline Brown. 105. 

Adaline C. 198. 

Adaline Francis. 195. 

Adaline Peter, 98. 

Adaline Wilson. 185. 195. 

Addle, 106, 124. 

Addison W.. 278-9. 

Adelaide Chester, 147. 

Adelice, 75. 80. 

Adelle Marlon, 82. 

Adon L.. 268. 

Adrlel, 72. 80. 

Agnes. 102, 238. 

Agnes L. 223. 

Alan Biddle. 253. 

Alban, 290. 

Col. Alban. 3, 285, 290. 

Albert, 104. 106. 

Albert Francis, 258. 

Albert Qrandison, 222. 

Albert H., 204. 

Albert L., 263-4. 

Albert S.. 164-172. 183, 193. 

Albert Wm., 223. 

Alden. 274. 

Alec. 56. 

Alexander. 53. 59. 69, 72, 80-1,178. 

Alexander Greenlaw, 71. 

Alexander J.. 55. 59. 

Alexander R, 129. 

Alexander Wm., 117. 

Alfred, 135-6, 247. 

Alfred Roe. 92. 

Alice, 56. 75. 84, 86-7. 109. 138, 144, 
156-7. 163, 237, 282-3. 

Alice D.. 61. 

Alice M.. 106. 

Alice Maud. 127, 252. 

Alice Warren, 231. 

Allter, 237. 

Allen, 281. 

Allyn, 113-14. 16. 

Almira. 173, 183, 240. 

Almira E., 209. 

Almira C. 104. 

Almira W., 247. 



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Alonso, 103. 208. 

Alonso J.. 272« 276. 

Alpha Baxter, 60. 

Althea, 134. 136. 

Alvin, 261. 

Alvin Joseph, 264, 266. 

Alvln Joseph Jr., 266. 

Amanda, 103-4. 

Amelia, 66, 121-2. 

Amelia F.. 241-2. 

Amos, 100. 228-9. 240-1. 247. 

Amy. 167-8. 176-7, 244. 249-50. 266- 

8. 270. 272. 
Amy Caroline, 270. 
Amy N.. 247. 
Andrew. 63-4. 66. 110-11. 129. 236. 

237-8. 
Andrew R., 65. 
Andrew Smith. 102-3. 106. 
Andrew W., 171. 
Angelina. 178, 187. 271. 
Ann, 36, 63, 70-1. 74. 77. 89. 121, 

128-9. 131-3. 167. 160-6. 168. 

171. 173-6. 178. 184. 185. 188. 

195-6. 233-234. 246. 248. 261. 

260. 270. 
Ann Amelia, 103. 
Ann Elixa. 195, 246. 
Ann Maria, 171, 270. 271, 278. 
Ann Morgan, 220, 222. 
Ann Potts, 177, 185, 196. 
Amia. 33. 74. 128. 185. 248. 247. 266. 
Anna Margaret, 183. 
Anna Maria. 185. 196. 
Anna Rachel. 87. 246. 
Anna S.. 247. 265. 
Anna Sltgreaves. 136. 140. 147. 
Anna Town, 221. 
Anna Vache. 118. 
Annah. 206. 
Anne. 69. 84. 167. 292. 
Anne Elizabeth. 100-1. 
Anne Morrison, 92-3. 
Anne Rachel, 87. 
Annie. 53-4, 75. 80. 130. 
Annie E.. 58. 101. 
Annie John. 247. 
Annie L... 78, 81. 
Annie Louisa, 223. 
Annie R, 104. 
Annis Matilda. 264. 
Anthony, 13. 83-4. 107. 
Arabella (Strachey), 48. 
Antje. 129. 
Archeson, 79. 
Archeson Preble. 74. 
Aretas M., 171, 182. 
Arius B.. 54, 56. 
Armenia, 124. 
Artemltia, 209. 
Arthur, 70-1. 74. 80, 82. 102-8, 

231-2. 
Arthur Clark. 103. 
Arthur Malcolm. 281. 
Arthur 8., 258. 
Asa. 62. 

Asa Rogers, 229. 

Asher, 161, 164, 166-7, 171-176. 182. 
Attila. 97-99. 
Audry. 84. 
Augusta, 104. 
Augustus. 178. 240-2. 
Ava Belle, 203. 
Auremia. 71. 
Azaba. 103. 
B. P., 59. 
Bartholomew. 47. 
Bart ley, 62. 
Beekman, 71, 76. 
Bena, 262. 



Benjamin. 54. 56-7. 65. 67. 74. 79, 

86. 131. 166. 174. 185. 207-9. 

220-1, 233. 234. 237-40. 243-6, 

249. 261. 253, 260-1. 263-4, 

266-7. 
Rev. Benjamin. 3. 
Ben J. Edgar, 251. 
BenJ. Franklin. 103. 106. 240. 
BenJ. Rush. 230. 
BenJ. R. Floyd, 64, 68. 
BenJ. T.. 246. 
BenJ. W.. 133. 
BenJ. Yard. 177. 180. 
Bennett S.. 245. 
Bemlce Louise. 58. 
Bertha. 78. 
Bertha Crow, 78. 82. 
Bertha P.. 195. 
Bertha J.. 272. 275. 
Bertrand Elvin, 82. 
Bessie. 74. 195, 262. 
Bethany, 71, 75. 
Betsey. 68-9. 71-2, 89. 116. 111. 

124. 126. 174. 184. 208, 240. 

270. 
Beulah E.. 220. 222. 
Beveridge. 66. 
Birdie. 106. 
Blanche, 58. 
Boyden, 56. 
Bradley. 208. 
Branson. 269. 271. 
Brewster. 114, 116. 
Briggit, 86. 
Bumthome, 78. 
Burton, 229. 

Mrs. (Burton), 68. 

Butler, 208. 

Byron. 60. 278. 

C. C. and Co., 188. 

C. Elizabeth. 86. 

Cal. 282. 

Calaway. 53. 

Caleb. 102. 104. 280. 

Caleb H.. 245-6. 

Capt (Cape Merchant), 21. 

Carlton Aaron, 103. 

Caroline, 54. 68, 70-2, 77. 102-4. 

116, 240. 
Cl^roline Augusta, 77. 
Caroline Gilbert, 125-6. 
Carrie, 104. 
Carrie E., 209. 
Carrie Florence, 202. 
Carrie May. 203. 
Carrie Maud, 68. 
Carroll P., 139. 
Carrol Speth, 223. 
Cary, 62. 
Catharine, 68, 65. 103, 111-12. 117, 

130, 156, 168. 160. 161-2, 166-9, 

171, 173, 175. 176, 178, 181. 

196, 226. 234. 244. 248. 261. 

266-8. 271. 277-8. 
Catharine A.. 103. 
Catharine (Beekman). 84. 
Catharine Elizabeth, 87. 
Catharine May, 140. 147. 
Catharine Morris. 266. 
Catharine Mull. 230. 
Catharine S.. 102, 104. 
Catharine T.. 246. 
Catharine Wallace. 103. 
Cecil Float. 98. 
Channing H.. 106. 
Cecelia, 232. 
Cecile, 283. 
Celia (Boyd). 271. 
Celia Lois. 253. 
Chaplain, 283. 



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Charity, 124. 167. 176. 

Charles, 13. 58. 60. 68. 71. 76-6, 

78. 101-3. 106-6, 124. 130, 160. 

166, 170. 176. 196. 204. 208. 

221-2. 229. 244-5. 260, 263-4. 

268 
Charles' A.. 208-210. 
Charles B.. 252. 
Hon. Cbas. BenJ., 240-2. 
Charles C, 232. 
Charles Chambers. 178, 188. 
Charles Clarke. 106. 
Charles Duffleld, 220-1. 
Charles E.. 104. 106, 264-5. 
Mrs. Charles E.. 266. 
Charles F., 102. 104. 202. 
Charles Finney. 34, 113-14. 
Charles Foster, 230. 
Charles G., 247. 
Charles H., 222-3. 
Charles M., 61. 
Charles Nelson, 242. 
Charles Norton, 114, 116. 
Charles Parker, 103, 106. 
Charles R.. 102. 104. 
Charles Russell. 105, 107. 
Charlotte, 113. 
Charlotte Aufi:usta, 190, 199. 
Charlotte Hope. 114, 116. 
Charlotte Sitgreaves, 135, 138, 144. 
Ohloe. 163, 169, 179. 
Christian. 130, 292. 
Christina. 207. 
Ohrlstopher, 95. 
Christopher C. M. D.. 96. 
Clara, 104. 
Clara C. 198. 
Clara Moulton, 105. 
Clark S.. 247. 
Olarke. 269. 
Clara W. Curry, 78, 82. 
Clarence, 106. 
Clarice, 80. 
Clarinda. 102, 104. 
Clarisse. 72. 
Clark. 208. 
Claude R., 279. 
Clementine, 56. 
Clifton Ray, 127. 
Cloyd. 57. 
Clyde C, 195, 200. 
Columbus. 55. 
•Conrad, 197. 
Cora. 104 178. 188. 
Cora B.. 278-9. 
Cora J., 122. 
Corabella, 75. 
Cornelia. 110-11. 
Cornelia Beekman, 147. 152. 
Cornelia C, 140. 
Cornelius. 284-236. 
Lt. Col. Cornelius. 38, 224-5. 
Cornelius S.. 261-2. 
Lt, Creed Pulton, 68-9. 
Crissy. 131. 
Cynthia. 54-5, 277-8. 
Daniel. 70-1, 75-6, 89. 100. 121. 

122. 240. 268. 
Daniel Jr.. 57. 
Daniel B., 100-1. 
Daniel David. 74-79. 
Daniel Edgar. 58. 
Daniel H.. 103-4. 
Capt. Daniel Powell. 89. 
Daniel W.. 103. 106. 
Davason. 71. 76. 
David, 41. 52-4, 56, 68, 68, 84. 129- 

31. 168-9. 178, 188. 217-18,220- 

2. 23S-4. 268. 277-9. 
David Jr., 57. 
David A., 232. 



David Davies, 88. 

David Jones, 168, 177. 

David M. R., 104, 106. 

David Story, 117. 

David Sutton, 207. 

David W., 277-8. 

Dean Wilber, 242. 

Deborah, 67. 69. 72. 130. 162. 179, 

245, 247. 268. 
Mrs. Deborah. 130. 
Delia, 209. 
Delila. 269. 
Delia, 262. 
Delia T.. 193. 
Denison. 71, 114, 116. 
Devonport, 75. 
Diantha. 124. 

Dickinson Miller. 172. 183. 
DlUwyn, 221. 
Dinah, 161. 233, 249, 260. 267-8. 

270. 
Dixie, 58. 
Dolly, 229. 

Dorcas, 66-70, 73. 206-7. 
Dorothea, 33, 128. 
Dorothy, 130, 157, 161. 234. 
Dorsey. 136, 139. 
Drucy, 55. 
Drusllla. 54, 59. 
Duncan B., 144. 
Rev. B. Obadlah. 76. 79. 
Bbenezer, 65-7, 69, 71, 73, 78, 81, 

121. 
Col. Ebenezer, 121. 
Rev. Ebenezer, 72. 
Ebenezer Thomas, 74. 
Edgar, 247, 278-9. 
Edith. 138, 144, 180, 259. 
Edith Eleanor. 279. 
Edith St. J.. 139, 146. 
Sir Edmund. 3. 
Edmund Henry, 117-18. 
Edmund Kimball, 103. 106. 
Edna Virginia, 139, 146. 
Edward. 5, 21, 66, 67, 69. 72, 75, 

79, 83. 89. 96, 101-4. 129. 130, 

133. 178. 209, 233. 235, 260. 
Edward Augustus. 221. 
Edward Ballard, 242. 
Edward Benson. 246-7. 
Edward D. G.. 92-3. 
Edward O., M. D.. 125-6. 
Edward M., 60, 71, 76, 80. 
Edward Solomon, 101. 
Prof. Edward T.. 97. 
Edward V., 138, 144. 
Edwin, 75. 104. 178, 246. 
Edwin B., 77, 209. 
Edwin a. 101. 246. 
Edwin M., 242. 
Edwin S.. 247. 
Edwin T.. 247. 
Elbert, 54. 66. 
Eleanor. Ill, 242, 266. 
Eleanor H.. 185. 196. 
Eleanor M., 264. 
Eleanor T., 185. 195. 
Electra A., 103. 
Eli, 277. 
Ell J.. 271. 
Ellas, 71, 77. 237. 
Elihu, 270-1, 281. 
Elijah. 71, 77. 260. 267, 271. 
Elisha, 86, 160-1, 174-5, 250. 267. 
Ellsha D., 261. 
Eliza. 58, 86-7. 100. 102, 104. 178, 

196, 208, 253, 277. 
Eliza Ann. 222, 271. 
Eliza H.. 170-1, 181. 
Elizabeth, 53-4. 56. 59. 65-7, 69-70, 

72, 74-7. 80-1. 83. 89. 92-8. 99, 



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100,111-12. 116-17. 125, 133-4. 

140. 166-7. 168-61, 163. 170. 

171, 173-6.. 177, 178. 183-6. 189, 

195-6. 202. 206-7. 218-22. 225. 

229, 233-4. 237-9. 243-8, 259, 

260, 262-3. 267, 269, 277-8, 282. 
Elizabeth A.. 197. 
Elizabeth B.. 58. 
Elizabeth C. 139, 271. 
Elizabeth E.. 139, 278-9. 
Elizabeth H.. 61-2. 78. 181. 192, 

199, 244. 
Elizabeth L.. 185. 
Elizabeth M., 97. 
Elizabeth R.. 92-3. 231. 
Elizabeth (Smith), 48. 
Elizabeth S.. 231. 
Ella, 111, 180. 
Ella E., 242. 
Ella R., 241. 
Ellen, 102. 
Ellen E.. 105. 
Ellen N.. 104. 
Ellis, 203. 
Elma. 271. 
Elma J., 264-5. 
Elma v., 265. 
Elmer. 194. 
Elmer E.. 252. 
Elmina, 271. 
Elmira, 102. 
Elsie, 247. 
Elton D., 262. 
Elwood, 273. 275. 283. 
Elzy, 65. 

Emanuel. 189, 233, 291. 
Emeline, 54, 58, 125. 
Emery, 197. 
Emery F., 229. 
Emilie, 104. 
Emllle A., 118. 
Emilie F., 118. 
Emily, 70. 72, 74-5, 78-9. 81, 102. 

104, 111, 136, 139, 209, 241, 

277-8, 285. 
Emily A.. 117. 
Emily F., 118. 190, 199. 
Emily L.. 122-3. 
Emily Miller. 199. 
Emily T.. 189. 197. 
Emma, 103, 124. 
Emma B., 186. 
Emma G., 105. 
Emma J., 72, 80, 222. 
Emma L.. 99. 
Enoch, 54-7, 167, 176, 251, 269, 

271, 281-2. 
Enoch Jr., 281. 
Enoch W., 55. 
Enos. 277-8. 
Eiick, 233. 
Ernest R. 104. 
Ernestine Y., 82. 
Erskine H., 138. 
Esdras, 262. 
Estella, 106. 
Estella B.. 204. 
Esther, 66. 68, 101-2, 225, 227-8. 

235, 241. 
Esther P, 265. 
Ethel, 262. 
Ethel M., 107. 
Eugene, — . 
Eugene B., 242. 
Eugene F., — . 
Eugene St. J.. 135-6, 145-6. 
Eunice. 71, 75, 77. 
Eunice L., 76, 80, 247. 
Eva. 203, 262. 
Eva J., 246. 
Eveline, 268. 



Evelyn, 229. 

EJverett. 55. 57. 

Experience. 208. 238. 

Excealina. 269. 

Exum M.. 264. 266. 

Exum M. Jr.. 266. 

Ezekiel. 85. 161. 168. 176, 178. 

Ezekiel &., 261. 

Ezekiel T.. 168. 177-8. 186-7. 

Ezerhialis. 13. 

Ezra, 202. 266. 

Ezra H.. 268, 270. 

F. A A. & Co.. 98. 
Rev. F. L.. 59. 60. 
Fannie. 61. 74, 126. 
Fanny B.. 70. 246. 
Fannie D.. 139. 
Fanny H.. 188. 

Fenwick (Phoenix). 159. 163. 182. 

Florence. 138. 204. 

Florence C. 139. 

Florence E., 78, 81. 

Florentlus. 132-3. 

Floretta. 75. 

Florlan, 97-8, 135. 

Floyd, 65-6. 203. 

Frances, 83, 135. 138, 143. 189, 198. 

204. 291. 
Frances A.. 198, 222. 
Frances E., 78. 
Frances Sheldon. 199. 
Frances V.. 60. 
Francinka, 185. 
Francis. 18. 21, 96. 258. 282. 
Sir Francis, 290. 
Franesina. 260. 

Frank, 79. 175, 185, 204, 208. 281-4. 
Frank C. 241-2. 252. 282. 
Frank E., 127. 
Franklin, 269, 282-3. 
Franklin P., 200. 
Fred. 106. 
Fred P., 203. 
Fred S.. 106. 
Frederick, 76, 78, 259. 
Frederick J., M, D., 126-6. 
Frederick W., 240-1, 2. 
Friend, 63. 250-1. 

G. L., 281. 

Gabriel, 63, 129-31. 208. 233, 2S5, 
253. 287. 

Garland, 70, 75, 79. 

Gamer, 198. 

Garret P., 172, 183. 

Garry (Gerritt), 68. 

GJeorge, 60, 62-3, 69. 70, 72. 75. 7J, 
81-2. 84. 86, 104, 106, 116, IJJ 
121-2. 124. 185, 208, 194. 221, 
235, 240. 242, 244-6. 250-1, 25J, 
261, 278-9. 

George Jr., 129. 259. 

(^orge A.. 125. 

George Aldomer, M. D., 125. 

George B., 105. 

George C, 88. 111. 

QeoTge D., 76, 79. 

George Deacon, 230-1. 

George E., 76. 80. 197. 202. 

George F., 80. 82, 189. 198. 

George H.. 220. 222. 

George Howell, M. D.. 222-8. 

George L.. 102. 104. 

Sir George Matthias. 290. 

George Miller. 190. 

George R., 82. 183. 193. 

George T., 72. 80. 

(George V., 193. 

Gteorge W.. 177. 185. 285. 

Georgianna, 208. 246. 261. 

Gterald J., 147. 

Gerald T.. 279. 



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Gerritt. 71, 76. 

Gertrude, 106. 

Gideon. 71, 76, 165. 172. 

Gilbert. 174. 186. 195-6. 

Gilford. 75. 

GiUy. 280. 

Gincy, 65-6. 

GiJBbert or Gybert, 86. 

Gisbert L.. 54, 58. 

Gladys. 283. 

Glenn A., 272. 

Oordron. 71, 76. 

Grace. 122. 292. 

Grace £., 106. 

Granville, 65. 

GranvlUe M.. 231. 

Gretta, 183. 

Grover C, 202. 

Guelma, 268. 

Guly. 269. 

Gurdon, 71. 

Guy W., 106. 

H. B., 282. 284. 

Happy. 71. 76. 

Hamilton. M. D.. 208. 

Hannah, 53, 54, 57. 66. 69, 70. 72. 

74. 84. 102. 117. 124, 130-1. 184. 

160. 164. 167, 175-6. 206, 218. 

219. 221. 229-30. 237-239. 248- 

5. 248-9. 259. 262. 266-7. 270-1. 
Hannah A., 245-6. 

TTn^nnali R., 230. 

Hannah S.. 246. 

Hannah W., 102. 

Hardin. 63-4. 56. 58-9. 

Harmon. 248, 266. 268-9. 

Harmon A., 270, 273. 

Harmon B.. 268. 270. 

Harold. — . 

Harold B., 107. 

Harold P., 258. 

Harriet, 100-1. 110, 170-1, 181. 192. 

Harriet D.. 185, 198. 

Harriet S., 171. 

Harriet L... 198. 240. 242. 

Harriet M.. 197. 203. 247. 

Harriet R., 99, 230. 

Harriet a. 246. 

Harriette, 71. 76. 

Harris. 230. 

Harry. 78. 124. 223. 240. 247. 

Capt Harry. 68. 70, 75. 

Harry Jr., 70. 75. 

Harry E3., 104. 

Harry L., 106, 107. 

Harry P., 231. 

Harry S., 103. 

Harvey. 202. 

Hattle. — . 

Haywood, 54-5, 58. 

Hazel. 275. 

Haxel M., 61-2, 197. 

Hazelet, 185. 

Helen, 229. 

Helen F., 114-15, 278. 

Helen I.. 247. 

Helen M.. 136. 189-40, 185. 

Helena E.. 147. 196. 279. 

Henrietta, 261. 

Henrietta Levering. 192. 199. 

Henrietta M.. 93. 

Henrietta S^ 247. 

Henrietta Wolfe. 93. 

Henry. 71, 75. 77. 83. 84-5. 124. 171, 

176, 221. 235. 238, 240, 262. 
Henry C, 285. 
Henry F., 121. 
Henry H., 105. 282-4. 
Henry L., 88. 
Henry M., 187. 
Rev. Henry Miller, 190. 199. 



Henry R., 196, 283. 

Henry Randall, 199. 

Henry T., 166, 175. 

Henry V. B., 111. 

Herbert D.. 107. 

Herbert L., 106. 

Herman, 249. 250. 267. 

Hermon, 104. 

Herschel D., 252. 

Herschel M., 282-3. 

Hester A,, 222. 

Hetty, 165. 173. 

Hiram. 277. 

Hiram, M. D., 64. 

Hitty, 133, 135. 137. 

Hittie Markoe. 136. 138. 

Horace J., 61. 

Horace M., 264-5. 

Horatio, 178. 

Horatio F., 60. 

Horatio J., 168, 178. 188. 

Howard. 127. 

Howard L... 247. 

Howard M., 231. 

Hoyt, 56. 

Hubert, 138. 

Hugh. 45.69.71.80.132,282-3. 291. 

Hugh A.. 60. 

Hughson. 135, 138. 

Humphrey, 234. 

Ichabod, 62. 

Ida, 56. 104. 203, 261. 

Ida L.. 231. 

Imogene M.. 241-2. 

lona May. 278-9. 

lone, 195. 

Irena, 54, 269. 

Irene. 193. 

Irene C. 139. 

Irma E., 61-2. 

Irving, 106. 

Irving T.. 273, 275. 

Isaac. 22. 28. 34. 37. 40-1. 60. 68. 

72. 81. 89-90, 123-4, 131, 138, 

134, 136, 161. 205-7. 218, 220, 

233, 239, 248-9, 251, 258, 268, 

266, 276-7, 284-5. 
Col. Isaac, 68, 250. 
Sir Isaac. 41. 

Isaac Beekman, 136. 140, 147. 
Isaac G., 195, 200. 
Isaac M.. 264-5. 
Isaac N.. 74, 78. 
Isaac P., 197, 203, 263. 
Isaac S., 245, 247. 
Isabel, 56. 59. 
Isabella. 245. 
Isabella C, 139. 
Isabella L., 92-3. 
Isabella V., 118. 
Isaiah. 267. 
Isom, 53-6. 

Israel. 63, 67. 69. 71. 80, 103, 
Iva Vale. 273. 
J. A., 62. 
Dr. J. A., 64. 
J. Benolt, 222-3. 
J. El wood, 280. 
J. Frank, 63. 
J. S., 169. 175. 
Jacob, 99, 100, 133-4, 207, 217, 218, 

220-2, 231, 235. 248-9. 259, 266. 

280. 
Jacob Dolson, 112-15. 
Gen. Jacob D., 34, 64, 113-15. 
Rev. Jacob M., 257. 
Jacob P., 245. 

Rev. Jacob Whitman, 74, 78. 
Jacques. 110, 111. 
James. 56, 65-8, 71, 75, 77. 80. 88-6, 

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1, 163, 166, 168, 170. 178. 174, 

176, 186, 189, 193, 207-9, 222, 

236-9. 251. 272. 275, 277, 281. 

284 
James jr.. 60, 65, 157, 177. 
Capt. James, 84. 102-3, 131. 
Gen. James, 165, 167-8, -176, 188. 
Mrs. Oen. James, 174. 
Rev. James. 85, 95. 
James A., 273, 275. 
James B., 128. 186. 189. 
James Bray, 179. 189-90. 199. 
James Bray Jr., 190. 199. 
James C, 139, 146. 
James E., 98. 
James E., M. D.. 54, 58. 
James F., 98-9, 285. 
James O., 261. 

James H., 75. 79. Ill, 261, 277-9. 
James J., 128. 
James L.. 103. 106, 124, 178. 186, 

196. 283. 
James M.. 86. 87. 122, 178. 188. 

282-3. 
Hon. James M.. 196, 200. 
James N., 178. 
James P., 97-9. 
James R., 92-3. 
James S.. 133, 135, 138, 143-4. 
James W., 103, 106, 125-6. 
James W., M. D., 124-6. 
Jameson. 116, 117. 
Jane. 53-8, 60, 101, 110, 129, 181. 

133-4. 136, 167, 171, 172, 176. 

183, 233, 237. 244. 248. 251. 

266-8. 
Jane P., 245. 
Jared C, 124. 
Jeannette P., 115. 
Jefferson, 277. 
Jeflfry, 244-5. 
Jennie. 59. 71, 80, 285. 
Mrs. Jennie, — 
Jennie C, 121. 
Jennie B., 204. 
Jennie S., 193. 
Jennlngrs S.. 96. 
Jenningrs S. Jr., 96. 
Jenny, 267. 

Jeremiah. 127, 171. 249, 268-71, 277. 
Jeremiah W., 103, 105. 
Jeremie, 84. 
Jenisha, 124. 

Jesse. 54-5. 62. 66. 68, 230-1. 
Jesse and Sons, 230. 
Jesse R.. 261. 
Jessie. 231. 
Jessy E., 106. 
Jessie J., 61. 

Jessie W.. 247, 270, 272. 275. 
Jeston, 55. 
JImmle. 262. 
Joab, 284. 
Job, 165, 172. 
Job T.. 246. 
Joel, 267. 
Joel B.. 266. 
Johanna, 237. 
John, 7, 10. 14-17, 20-22, 25, 27-8, 

30. 34. 37. 41-2. 47-8, 62-4. 66- 

7. 63. 65-72, 74-5, 77, 83-6, 99- 
102, 103-4, 110-12, 121-4, 129. 
131. 133-6. 138. 155-7. 158, 160- 
3, 165. 169, 175, 184. 196. 206- 

8. 217-21, 224. 232-40. 248-6. 
248, 249-51. 261-4. 267, 271. 
277-8. 280-82. 291-2. 

John Sr., 30. 42, 116, 128. 

Capt. John, 67. 

Capt. John Jr.. 15. 16, 42, 66. 



Col. John. 38, 216. 224-5. 

Rev. John, 208. 

Sir John. 287, 290. 

John Jr.. 31. 66-7. 116. 220-1. 33S. 

John. Minor (Jr.), 159. 164. 

John A., 70. 75. 79, 

John B.. 38, 128, 132, 179. 189. 193, 

197. 202. 222-3, 225. 227-8, 

282-5. 
John C, 86-7, 136, 139. 146. 166, 

175, 208-9, 232, 246, 247. 263. 
John D., 55-6. 
John E., 75. 79. 
John F., 137, 140, 251, 286. 
John H.. 71, 75, 77. 79. 118. 239, 

251-2. 282. 
John James, 185, 195. 
John Lyman, 138. 144. 
John M.. 103. 106, 195. 209-10. 
John M. J.. 251. 
John N., 92-3, 282-3. 
John P.. 209. 
John P.. M. D., 117-18. 
John S., 110-11. 230. 
John T., 183. 193, 246. 
John U., 246. 
John N.. 117-18. 
John W.. 182, 197. 230-1. 245. 260. 

262, 267, 271. 
John Y., 193. 
Jonas, 233. 
Jonathan, 160, 164, 168, 177, 217- 

19, 221. 240. 243-4, 246. 268. 

268, 266, 268. 
Jonathan A., 270. 
Jonathan C. 208-9. 
Jonathan E., 280. 
Jonathan U., 239-41. 
Joseph. 21, 36, 42, 54-6, 69, 60, 63- 

66, 70, 74, 78-9, 83-4. 89. 101- 

3. 123-4, 130-1, 133-4, 155-162, 

164. 166-8. 176. 179. 188. 197, 

218-19, 231, 237-9. 243-7, 249. 

251. 261. 263, 265, 267-269, 271« 

280, 286. 
Joseph Sr.. 280. 
Joseph Jr.. 124. 
Joseph B., 261-2, 276. 
Joseph C, 59, 75. 
Joseph G., 222. 
Rev. Joseph H., 76. 79, 122. 
Joseph P.. 74, 79, 168, 176. 
Joseph R., 268. 270. 
Joseph S., 103. 
Joseph T.. 124-5. 

Joseph W., 58-9. 
Josephine, 196. 
Josephine G., 230. 
Joshua, 53-5, 67, 122, 161, 163. 166, 

171. 173, 174. 181, 184. 244, 

250, 267-8. 
Joshua M., 55. 
Joshua S., 245-6. 
Joshua W., 103. 
Josiah. 16, 66-71, 73-4. 76-7. 110, 

133, 244. 280. 
Capt. Josias, 20. 
Juanita. 78. 81. 
Judah, 70-1, 75. 
Judith. 67-9. 72. 
Mrs. Judith, 239. 
Julia, 68. 70-1. 74-6, 124, 178, 187- 

8 277-8 
Julia *A., 270-1, 273. 
Julia Biddle, 138, 143. 
Julia B., 105. 221. 
Julia M., 222. 
Julia R., 253. 
Julia S.. 135, 138. 231. 
Julia Ten Byck. 162. 
Julian, 268. 



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Juliana, 133, 135, 138, 143. 

Juliet, 203. 

JuUette. 197. 

Kate, 100, 222-3, 261. 

Kate EL, 58. 

Katharine, 53-4, 86. 

Katharine C, 82, 99. 

Katharine EL, 88. 

Katharine O., 98-9. 

Kenyon, 34, 114-15. 

Kerenhappuch, €8, 70, 73. 

Ketura, 134. 

Kesiah, 68. 70, 72-8, 263. 

Klnsle, 99. 100. 

Kittle v., 170, 181. 

Kyle T., 58. 

Laban, 280. 

Lafayette, 55. 

LatiUa M., 251. 

Laura, 74, 78, 104, 262. 

Laurence, 235. 

Lavlna, 177, 246. 

Lavinia, 77, 178. 208-9. 

Lawrence. 233. 

Leander, 75. 

Lesrand, 252. 

Lesrand TV., 252. 

Lemon B^, 61. 

Lemuel. 17, 66, 68, 238, 240. 

Lemuel M., 103, 106. 

Lena Li. (Warren), 284. 

Leonard, 71, 76, 116. 

Leonard J., 102, 103. 106. 

Leonard M., 271. 

Leonldas, 271. 

Leonta, 275. 

Leroy. 104. 124. 

Lester. 241. 

Letcher, 54, 59. 

Letchworth, 845-7. 

Letitia. 165. 173. 244, 246. 

Letta B., 185. 196. 

Levantia W., 147, 152. 

Levi. 244. 

Lewis, 75. 112. 124, 166, 168. 176-7. 
185-6. 202, 209. 

Rev. Lewis M., 285. 

Libbie. 124. 

Lilla, 78. 

LUless. 111. 

Lillian. 106. 200. 242. 

LUllen BC, 239, 146. 

Lina M.. 106. 

Lincoln W., 252. 

Unnie M.. 106, 208. 

Lisa J.. 277-8. 

Lola, 200. 

Lonsfield. 224. 

Lorina. 284. 

Lou. 282-3. 

Louis. 204. 

Louis B.. 229. 

Louis a, 106. 

Louisa, 75. 79. 102. 183, 193, 285. 

Louisa (Cralff), 271. 

Louisa I.. 61. 

Louise. 127. 

Louise A., 78, 81. 

Louise B.. 140, 147. 

Louiee S.. 87-8. 

Lovey E., 104. 

Luoelia, 245. 

Lucille F.. 98-9. 

Lucinda, 72, 80. 

Luclnda H.. 105. 

Lucy, 55. 67. 69, 76, 79. 80. 96. 
123. 124. 261-2. 

Lucy (TerriU), 58. 

Luella. 264. 

Luke O.. 97-8. 

Lula, 261. 



Luman, 241. 

Luther, 96. 

Luther J., 96-6. 

Luther J. Jr.. 96. 

Luther S., 111. 

Lydia. 55. 67, 69. 72, 156. 169, 200. 
208. 234. 238-9. 244-5, 267. 268. 
270. 272. 276, 280. 

Lydia A.. 246. 

Lydia C, 106. 185, 195. 

Lydia E.. 245. 

Lydia H.. 193, 246. 

Lydia J.. 247. 

Lydia (Osborne), 53. 

Lynn H., 273. 

M. Elizabeth. 186. 197. 

Mabel. 242. 

Mabel D., 202. 

Mabel H.. 193. 

Madeline. 139. 

McClellan. 285. 

McCoy, 208. 

Mrs. (McOowan), 53. 

McMuUin. 54. 58. 

Mack. 64-6. 68. 

Mahlon, 266. 

Major. 56. 

Malcolm. 82. 

Malvlna, 247. 

Manda C, 105. 

Margaret, 63-4. 67. 63, 66-6, 89. 
100. 112, 117. 160, 161, 198, 
208, 237. 239, 243-6, 250, 266, 
277-8, 280. 

Margaret B., 98, 99. 

Margaret E., 78. 81. 246, 271. 

Margaret M., 230-1. 

Margaret R., 64, 59, 126. 

Margaret ta. 111. 

Margee. 262. 

Margery. 267, 270-1. 

Marget, 163. 

Maria. 110. 129, 130, 172, 181, 
183. 208. 

Maria A., 82. 

Maria D.. 136. 139. 146. 

Maria L., 181, 192. 

Maria T., 186, 195. 

Mariah, 277. 

Marian H., 170, 181, 191. 

Marilda J.. 198. 

Matilda M., 178. 

Marie. 103. 

Marion. 241-2. 

Maritje, 117. 

Marjorie. 242. 

Mark J., 245. 

Marmaduke. 260. 

Marshall. 101. 

Marshall W., 61. 

Mariha. 68. 70. 76. 102. 104, 180, 
133-4. 136, 200, 207-9, 234. 
246-6, 269. 261, 264, 266-70, 
283. 

Mrs. Martha, 21. 

Martha A.. 105. 270. 

Martha F.. 102. 

Martha J.. 64. 183. 270. 

Martha L., 138, 143. 

Martha M., 132. 

Martin, 208. 281-2. 

Martin L., 231-2. 

Martin M.. 230. 

Martin V. B., 282. 

Martitia, 68. 

Mary, 14, 18, 33. 47. 63-4, 60, 66- 
6. 68. 70. 72, 74-6. 78, 80, 84- 
5. 89. 100, 102-4, 110-112, 127- 
8, 130-4, 136-8. 146. 156, 168- 
161, 163-8, 170-1, 173, 175-8, 
185-6. 188, 194-6, 200, 206-9, 



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237-46, 248, 259-64, 266-7, 270- 

1, 277,280.283. 292. 
Mary A., <7, 70, 76. 79, 102-3. 112, 

124, 183, 202. 246. 276. 285. 
Mary B., 76. 
Mary C, 139, 146. 
Mary D., 275. 
Mary E., 74, 78. 87. 100, 101, 103- 

5, 122, 178, 197, 204, 206, 207. 

241-2. 246-7, 281. 
Mary F* 247. 
Mary H.. 13S. 245, 265. 
Mary J.. 71. 76, 171, 195. 20S. 221, 

246, S65, 3T0. 
Maty L,. bS, &0. 91, 93. 135. 177, 

185, 245, 27S-9. 
Mary M,. im. 
Mary N., 78, S2* 92-3. 

Alary ii., ..^. 

Mary S.. 111. 178. 188. 

Mary T. E., 93. 

Mary W., 251. 

Maryan. 174, 185. 

Matilda, 183. 207. 261. 

Matilda C, 171, 182. 

Matilda J., 103. 

Matthew. 90, 237-9, 281. 

Col. Matthew. 18. 

May F., 106. 

Medora, 138. 

Mehltable, 20. 259. 

Mellnda, 246. 271. 

Capt Melville B.. 54, 58, 59. 

Rev. Melville B., 17. ^ 

Menan, 220-1. 

Mercy. 66, 156, 159. 160, 164, 171, 

207. 
Meribah, 165, 173. 208, 209. 230. 
Merrill. 103. 105. 
Mlcajah. 271. 

Michael. 63, 112. 250, 251, 290. 
Michael A., 100-1. 
Capt. Michael A., 100-1. 
Mildred. 283. 
Mildred S.. 98. 
Mlllicent. 263, 266. 
Milton, 203. 
Milton O., 171. 182. 
Milton T.. 271. 
Mlncher, 268. 
Minnie, 106, 204. 242. 
Minnie C. 202. 
Miriam, 228, 267. 268, 280. 
Mirtam E., 265. 
Miriam G., 270. 
Mollle, 55-6. 
Molly. 160. 220. 
Moly S., 220. 
Mordicl, 251. 
Morgan. 66. 

Rev. Morgan R., 168. 178, 188. 
Morris E.. 264-5. 
Moses, 101, 233, 267. 
Moses E. S.. 261. 
Moses M.. 105. 107. 
Mount. 232. 
Murray, 262. 
Myles, 280. 
Nancy, 53-4, 59, 68, 70, 75, 124. 

164, 195. 239. 251, 259. 267, 284. 
Nancy C, 78, 81. 
Nancy G., 72, 80. 
Nancy J., 55. 
Nancy M., 171. 
Nancy W., 74, 78, 81. 
Nannie, 55. 
Nannie M.. 283-4. 
Naomi, 249, 250. 
Nathan. 54-5, 248, 266-8, 271. 



Nathan B.. 107. 
Nathan D., 271. 
Nathaniel, 161. 166. 173. 183. iil 

267. 
Nathaniel A.. 183, 194. 
Nathaniel D.. M. D., 285. 
Nathaniel E.. 285. 
NeUie. 56-7. 78. 126. 132. 
NelUe S.. 78. 82. 
Nelson D.. 209. 

Newman H. D.. M. D., 78. 81. 
Newman W., 81-2. 
Newton, 55. 71, 75, 77. 261. 
Nicholas. 89. 112, 131. 208 
Rev. Nicholas. 233. 
Nicholas I., 207-9. 
Obadlah. 53. 
Olive, 71, 75, 103, 124. 
Olive P., 105. 
Oliver. 266. 
Oliver P., 285. 
Olivia, 70. 74, 80. 
Olivia M.. 71, 77. 
Omar L.. M. D., 252. 
Oran. 62. 
Orinda, 71. 76. 
Orlando, 272. 275. 
OrviUe, 54, 59. 
OrvlUe S., 240-2. 
Osborne. 55. 
Osmyn, 67. 
Otella. 202. 
Otho Guy, 58. 
Owen. 223. 
Palmer, 262. 
Pannel T., 61. 
Parker. 102-3. 
Parthena, 218. 
Parthenia, 166. 
Patience. 182, 174, 228. 288. 
Paul. 278. 
Paulina. 70. 76. 
Peggy. 63-8. 
Peggy A.. 54. 56. 68. 
Penelope L.. 203. 
Percy, 79. 
Percy S., 98. 
Peter, 63. 121. 233. 248. 
Peter H., 197. 202. 
Peter J.. 246, 247. 
Peter S.. 172, 183. 193, 197. 204. 
Phebe. 66. 68. 129. 160. 194. 246. 

266. 
Phenck. 163. 

Philip, 20, 41. 205-7, 233. 235. 257. 
Philip C, 139. 
Philip L., 140. 
Phlneas, 206-7. 
Phoebe. 220-1. 238-9. 
Phoebe M.. 124. 
Phoenix, 159, 163, 182. 
Phylura M.. 105. 
Plane, 218. 
Pliny B,, 285. 

Polly. 54-6. 102-3. 124-5, 240. 
Polly A., 54-6. 
Polly J.. 66. 
Powell, 89. 
Preston, 56. 
PrlscIUa. 90, 102. 
Prudence. 75, 164. 
R. M. J.. 251. 
R S. and Sons, 203. 
R. W., 63. 
Rachel. 71, 76, 99, 100, 108. 156-7. 

159. 164. 226, 229, 243, 246, 

248-9, 251. 262, 266. 270. 
Rachel O.. 193. 
Rachel R., 108. 
Ralph, 278. 
Ralph B.. M. D., 79. 



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Ralph E.. 251. 

Ralph J., 62. 

Ralston. 139. 

Rankin. 53. 

Ranson, 124. 

Raymond. 204. 

Raymond L.. 122. 

Rabecca, 66, 68, 71. 74. 75. 84. 188, 

167. 159. 161-8, 168-171, 178. 

180. 208, 233 248-9. 267-8. 
Rebeoca A.. 75. 79. 
Rebecca H., 228. 270. 
Rebecca M.. 86. 87. 
Rebecca (Osborne), 58. 
Rebecca P.. 163. 181. 
Rebecca R., 220, 222. 
RedeUa A.. 113. 

Mrs. (Reeves), 53. 

Reuben. 121, 122. 240. 

Rhoda. 66, 68. 

Richard, o, 13. 15. 21. 45. 47. 58. 

65-7. 69. 72. 75. 79, 88, 123. 

129. 159. 163. 169. 171, 228-9. 

234, 243-4, 262-3. 281, 288, 290. 
Major Richard. 163. 170. 181. 
Rev. Richard. D. D., Bishop, etc.. 

8. 290. 
Sir Richard. 3, 286, 290. 
Richard A.. 263. 
Sir Richard E.. 290. 
Richard F., 203. 
Richard Snead, 2, 286-7. 
Richard W., 189, 198. 
Riley. 269. 
Robert, 13. 18. 56, 59. 69, 71-2. 75- 

6, 101. 130. 132, 165, 172. 183. 

237-8. 240. 242. 260, 267. 270-1. 

291 
Robert C. 58, 209. 253. 
Robert H.. 202. 
Robert U. 76, 262. 271, 283. 
Robert R.. 136. 
Robert S.. 189. 197. 202-3. 
Rockle R. 82. 
Roger. 21. 
Roland. 78. 
Rosa A.. 198. 
Rosa B., 56. 
Roaalle, 153. 
Rci«amond. 195. 
Ro^ K.. 58. 
Boaina U 1*0* liT. 
Roas R. 223. 
Rowland^ 12 s, 247- 
Koxttiui, 72, 80. 
Ruble A.. TB. 70. 
BuJisen, 102, 104. 2ft2, 
RUflSGll R. 104, 
Ruth. 54-6. 59. 69-71. 74-5, 79. 115. 

1S2, ISS. 1:1, 2S7-S, 249. 266-8. 

271. 
Ruth A., 54. 
Ruth C, 105. 
Ruth J., 56. 
Ruth (Osborne), 53. 
St. John. 87, 88. 
Sallie. 281-2. 
Sallie F., 56. 
Sally. 102, 124, 247, 267. 
Sally A.. 208. 
Sally M.. 251-2. 
SaUy R.. 103. 106. 
Sally v., 268, 270. 
Saloma, 105. 
Samuel. 20, 21. 53, 55, 58. 60. 68. 

70-1, 75-6, 79, 85-7, 90, 101, 

103, 105, 112, 127-8, 183, 136, 

139. 147. 156, 159. 160-1. 164, 

174, 176-7, 183-4. 207. 217-18. 

220-221. 224, 232-4, 237-240, 

249, 250, 267. 281, 287, 291. 



Dr. Samuel, 232. 

Hon. Samuel, 167, 175. 

Rev. Samuel, 70, 75, 79. 

Rev. Samuel. D. D.. 139, 258. 

Samuel Jr.. 220. 

Samuel A.. 55. 

Samuel B.. 53-4. 58, 74, 78, 240. 

Samuel H., 115. 

Rev. Samuel H., D. D., 28, 90-2. 

Samuel J., 177, 186. 

Rev. Samuel J., 166, 168. 177. 

Samuel J. K., 100-1. 

Rev. Samuel K., 96. 

Samuel L., 204. 240-1. 

Samuel M., 112. 

Samuel R.. 58. 

Samuel S.. 190. « 

Hon. Sam. S., 161, 167. 178, 186-7. 

Samuel W., 187. 283-4. 

Sampson. 291. 

Sara, 100. 

Sarah H.. 36, 53, 66, 68-70, 72, 75, 79, 
80. 84, 89, 90, 110. 128. 130. 
132-3, 163-5. 168, 171-2. 179, 
181, 206-7. 216, 218, 220-1, 224- 
5, 233, 237-8, 244. 246, 249, 
259-263, 267-9. 

Sarah A., 71, 76, 112, 124-5, 189. 
246 

Sarah A. H., 181, 192. 

Sarah (Bradley), 33. 

Sarah C. 136. 

Sarah E., 82, 195. 210, 240. 

Sarah H.. 247. 

Sarah J.. 97. 263. 

Sarah L.. 190. 199. 

Sarah M., 117. 172. 183, 230, 

Sarah R., 60. 

Sarah S., 64, 220, 222. 

Sarah T., 61, 240. 

Scott. 196. 

Sebastian G.. 77. 

Selina. 246. 

Shadraclc. 15. 65. 

Shipman. 232. 

Sidney Anna, 246. 

Rev. Sidney H.. 258. 

Silas. 131. 266. 

Simeon, 267. 

Rev. Simon, 69, 72. 

Sfms E.. 104. 

Sinclair. 281. 

Solomon. 260, 267, 277. 

Solomon G., 100-1. 

Sophia. 58, 76, 86. 

Spur^eon, 60. 

Stanley, 270. 

Stanley E., 139. 

Stephen. 56, 116, 117. 235. 

Stephen D., 285. 

Stephen J.. 127. 

Stephen T.. 246. 

Submit. 65, 67. 

Sukee, 239. 

Sukey. 68. 

Susan. 56. 70, 73-5, 83. 189, 202, 
208. 240. 245. 259. 

Susan A.. 189, 198. 

Susan E., 105. 

Susan H.. 90. 92. 

Susan T., 77. 

Susannah, 65-67. 70, 71, 74-5. 90. 
133, 179. 188, 206. 219, 221, 
230, 234, 238-9. 244, 246, 251. 

Susanna E.. 102-3. 

Susanna (Sweney), 102. 

Tabltha, 66-7. 

Tamar, 220-1. 

Tennessee. 282-3. 

Terrill. 53. 

Thankful, 65-6, 68. 



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Theodore. 111. 112. 185. 197. 

Theodore B.. 128. 

Thomas. 3. 5, 7. 13, 16. 16. 18. 20-1. 
25-6. 31, 36. 60. 65-72. 74-6. 84. 
86-7, 102-4, 110, 111, 123-4, 
127, 130-3, 153-9, 161-4, 166. 
168, 170-1, 178, 177, 179. 181, 
188-9, 211, 219, 2^1-2, 224, 232. 
4. 238, 240. 244-5, 248-9, 251, 
259. 260. 262-4, 266, 280-3, 
290-2. 

Rev. Thomas, 127. 

Thomas Jr., 65, 84. 159. 

Thomas A.. 87-8. 

Thomas C, 162. 

Thomas E., 273, 275. 
. Thomas H., 75, 90, 102-8, 171, 181. 
• 192, 197, 203. 

Thomas J.. 178, 186, 196. 

Thomas M., 64, 68, 86-7, 97. 

Thomas R., 126. 

Thomas S., 239, 246, 247. 

Mrs. Thomas (Taylor), 176. 

Thomas W., 245. 

Rev. Thomas W., 285. 

Thurza, 72, 80. 

TiUie M., 231. 

Timothy, 164, 271. 

Townsend, 245. 

Troy, 54-5. 

Tunis V. M., 172, 188, 193. 

Unite, 66, 68. 

Ursula C. 195. 

Vance M., M. D., 59. 

Vera, 79. 

Vide 66. 

Victor H., 242. 

Victor J., 78, 82. 

Vine, 277-8. 

Viola T., 105. 

Virginia, 58, 175-6, 185. 209. 

Virginia F., 275. 

Virginia M., 147. 

Virginia O., 193. 

Vowell, 291. 

Wallace C, 76. 

Walter, 85, 104, 138, 145. 223. 238- 
9, 268. 

Walter B., 103. 

Walter L., 247. 

Walter R., 106. 

Walter S., 61. 

Washington, 221. 

Welner, 70, 75. 

Wesley, 189. 

Wesley H.. 198. 

Whitfield H. H., 198. 

Whitfield H. H. Jr., 202. 

Wllber H., 241-2. 

Wilbur S., 278-9. 

Wlllard, 204, 208. 

William, 8. 10. 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 
20, 26-8, 30, 33. 37, 42. 47-8, 
57, 60. 64-72, 74-6, 80, 83-6. 96, 
99-103, 111, 116, 117, 122-4, 
127-8, 130-1, 134, 160-1. 163. 
165-6, 168, 171, 174-7, 184, 194, 
165-6, 168, 171, 174-7, 184, 194- 
6, 200, 201, 203, 207-9. 217- 
24. 229. 233-40. 243-261, 259. 
262-3, 266-271. 277. 281. 284. 
290. 

or Cocke, William, 45. 

William, of Ballynoe, 2. 

Capt. William. 13, 16, 17. 

William, Gent. 6, 7. 83. 

William Jr., 103. 105, 236. 259. 

William A., 74, 78, 92-3, 124, 197, 
204, 282, 284. 

William B., 183, 193, 228, 247, 
252-8. 



William C, 93, 186. 196. 222-8. 
William K. 78, 81-2, 186, 196, 221, 

272, 276. 
William F.. 78, 127, 252. 285. 
William H., 103, 107. 110. 111. 191, 

195. 197. 276. 282-4. 
William I., 270. 272. 
WiUiam J.. 189, 197, 203-4. 26t 
William K., 220, 222. 
William L.. 136. 246. 247, 285. 
William M.. 231. 246. 
William O.. 263. 
William P., 270. 
William R.. 222-3. 261-2, 272. 
William &, 76. 80, 183. 135. 188. 
William S. Jr.. 136, 137. 188. 
William U.. 240-1. 
William y.. 161. 186. 196. 27L 
William W.. 102-3. 105. 113. 117, 

251-2. 
Willie Bell. 262. 
Willis 280. 
Willis A.. 106. 
Willis W., 106. 
Wilmer, 104. 
WUmer B., 247. 
Wilson H., 264-5. 
Winifred. 104. 
Winnie, 106. 
Zachariah, 55, 165. 277. 
Zenobia. 56. 
Zllpha, 263. 
Zimri A.. 278-9. 
Zimrl E., 271. 
Zimrt W., 277-9. 
Zula E., 242. 
Coxe, Abigail, 212. 

Alexander S., 216, 216. 

Alice A.. 94. 

Alfred C, 94. 

Alfred C. Jr., 94-5. 

Ann, 216, 216. 

Anne, 123. 

Anne P., 215. 

Arthur C. 94. 

Bp. Arthur C, 28, 92, 94. 

Asa, 62. 

Bartley, 62. 

Brinton, 216. 

Gary, 62. 

Catharine C. 94. 

Charles, 212-16. 

Mrs. Charles, 214. 

Charles a. 215. 

Christian, 213. 

Daniel, 42. 212, 214. 

Col. Daniel, 4, 42, 211-18. 

Dr. Daniel, 4. 7, 87-8. 41, 210, Ul 

292 
Daniel, bent. 4; 210. 
Daniel W.. 213. 
Edward J.. M. D.. 216. 
Edward P., 215. 
Eliza A.. 214. 
Elizabeth. 218. 215. 
Elizabeth C. 94. 
Emily, 215. 
Ernest C. 94. 
Esther M., 216. 226. 
Ezekiel. 236. 
Frances A., 92-8. 
Gleorge, 62, 216. 
Gertrude B., 94. 
Gertrude H., 94. 
Grace, 212, 214. 
Grace C. 94. 
Hanson C, 94. 
Harriet. 215. 
Ichabod, 62. 
Isabella B., 9S. 
James a, 215, 111. 



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Jesse, 62. 

John, 205. 212, 234-235, 289. 

John D.. 218. 215. 

John R.. M. D.. 38. 215, 216, 225. 

Lawrence, 289. 

Leonard S., 215. 

Margaret, 215. 

Maria, 214, 215. 

Mary, 212. 213, 216-16. 

Mary C, 94. 

Mary L... 92-8. 

Oran, 62. 

Rebecca., 212-15. 

Reginald C, 94. 

Sir Richard, 205. 

Riaiard S.. 215-16. 

Rowan, 62. 

Sampson, 62. 

Samuel, 236. 

Rev. Samuel H., D. D., 92, 93. 

Samuel H. Jr.. 93. 94. 

Sarah. 213, 215. 

Suaan R., 92-8. 

Tench. 213, 215-16. 

Tench Jr., 216-16. 

Thomas. 62. 212. 

William, 212-13. 215. 

WiUlam Jr.. 215. 

William a, M. D., 215-16. 

Willis. 62. 
Coszens. Enoch. 105. 

Samuel. 234. 
Crafort Jannetle, 36, 107. 
Crandall. I> 70. 
Crawford. WUliam, 188. 

Col. Wm., 251. 
Craig. Anna, 195. 

Creamer. , 189. 

Cregar, Mary E., 198. 
Crockett. Charles, 81. 

Elijah, 80. 
Crooke. Robert, 86. 
Cromwell. Oliver, 8, 10, 12, 24, 48, 154, 

287. 290. - 
Crozton, Lydla, 90. 
Cruger. John, 184. 
Culbert. Mary Ann, 247. 
Cullamore. Hannah. 243. 

Cammins. . 231-2. 

Cummlngs, Albert V., 105. 
Louisa. 107. 
Mary. 104. 106. 
Curie. Thomas. 10. 
Currier, Ann P.. 105. 

George C. 105. 
_ Sylvester Moore. 105. 
Curry, Emma P., 106. 
Curthi, Martha Harding. 151, 
_ William W.. 151. 
Curtis, Almlra. 270. 
Bart, 45. 
Charles. 144. 
Eunice. 180. 
^ Harlow and ch.. 144. 
Curtis, Morris and Co. 
Cuaic, Dennis, 278. 
CuBtls. NeUie. 216, 225. 
Cutler. William, 229. 



Da Cjwta. Dr. Jacob Bi.. 161. 
^ ,^Cbarles P. and ch.. 151. 
Dallas. George M., and ch.. 141. 
^ Trevanlon and ch.. 141. 
Dames, hucy, 95. 
Dandridge. William, 184. 
^forth. Rev. John, 66. 
Daniels. Pinkney, 55. 
Darling, William O., 241-2. 
Darlington, Harry B. and ch., 201. 
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Darren. Mary, 133. 
Davenport, Ebenezer, 16, 66. 

Tabitha. 16, 66-7. 
David I, 258. 
Davidson, Ann, 171, 192. 

John Jr., 171. 
Davies, Cora K., 87-8. 

Daniel D., 88. 
Davis. George and ch., 221. 

Mary, 244-5. 

Samuel. 244. 

W. W., 73. 
Davison, Ada, 79. 

Elizabeth. 178. 

Deborah, 173. 

John, 171. 

Sarah. 244. 
Davits (Davis), Catharina, 34. 121. 
Dawson. Alice, 96. 

IT O J 

William. 84. 
Day, Florence L.. 148. 
Dayton, Col. Elias, 170. 
Deacon. Frederick H. and ch., 281. 

Susannah. 280-1. 
Deane, Rev. Samuel, D. D., 78. 
Dearbome. Abigail, 103. 

Miriam, 103-4. 

Samuel. 103. 
De Basso. Basso Ville, 191. 
De Chelworth, Adam, 287. 

Agnes, 287. 

John, 287. 

Roger, 287. 

Rosamunda. 287. 

Thomas. 287. 

Walter, 2, 287. 

Walter C, 2. 

William. 287. 
De Lancey Ann, 182, 136. 

Peter, 134. 136. 
Deland. John, 238. 

Judith. 238. 
De La Warr, Lord, 6, 46, 47. 
Delevan, Nathaniel. 119. 
Delonoy, Elizabeth, 207. 
Deming. Anna L., 200. 
Dennis, Eliza, 229. 

Richard, 10. 48. 

Capt. Robert. 10. 12. 48. 

Sarah, 9. 48. 
Denny, , 253. 

Sir Anthony, 286. 
Derickson. Elizabeth. 283. 
Devendorff, Henry, 121. 
Devoir. Jane, 129. 
Dewis, or Dewhurst. Emma. 78, 81. 

Joshua. 78. 

Naomi, 78. 
De Witt. Margaret. 209. 
Dexter, Harvey, 279. 
Dey, David, 170. 

Elizabeth, 171. 
Dickenson. P. E. A., 273. 
Dickey, Sarah, 69, 72. 
Dickie, Augustus W., 81. 
Dickinson, Adelaide, 120. 

Albert S., 112. 

Andrew, 111. 

Anne V., 112. 

Bertha, 112. 

Edwin T. W.. 112. 

Emily G., 227. 

Ernest L., M. D., 112, 

Florence, 112. 

Harriet 111. 

Harriet S., 112. 

Howard C, 120. 

Howard C. Jr., 120. 

Jane, 111. 

John and ch., 112. 



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Jonatiwn and ch., 110, 111. 

Julia, 111, 112. 

Margaret C. C. (Gobert), 237. 

Nathaniel. 131. 

Philemon, 203, 227. 

Piatt K., 120. 
Dillon. Lawrence. 84. 
Dlllwyn, Ann. 219, 221. 

William. 219. 
Dixon, , 58. 

Henry, 238. 

Jane, 68. 

Joshua, 249. 
Dobbins, Qeorge, 60. 
Dockwra, William. 292. 
Dodd. Rev. Albert B.. D. D., 2M. 

IC&rtha B.. 226-7. 
Dod«re. , 80. 

Columbus. 77. 

Henry C. 138. 

William. 65. 
Dolson. Jacob, 112. 

Mary, 112. 
Dominlck, James W., 119. 

William, 119. 
Donaldson, James, 76. 

Paul D., 146. 
Donovan, Mae, 273. 
Donnyne, Adam, 287. 

Thomas, 287. 
Doodes, Minor. 45. 
Doollttle. Charles H, 94. 

Mary, 171, 182. 

Maryette A., 94. 
Dom, Catharine E., 101. 
Dorsey. Eliza P.. 1S6, 189. 

John T., 136. 

Maria, 138. 
Doty, Daniel. 172. 
Doughton. Charles and eh., 54. 

Cordelia, 57. 

Fleming and ch., 54, 67. 

Horton, 66. 

Jane. 54. 56-7. 

Jesse and ch., 54, 67. 

Joseph B. and ch., 54- 
Doughty, Marion R., 148. 

W-IUIam H„ 148. 
Douglas, John, 54. 
Downing, George R.. 93. 
Downs and Nicholson, 184. 
Downs, Norton and ch.. 150. 

Dr. Robert N., 160. 
Dowsing. William, 106. 
Doyle, Mary W.. — . 
Draper, Chalkley. 280. 

Elliott. 280. 
Drinker, Henry S., 148. 
Drisius, Rev. Samuel. 36. 
Drummond. E. L.. 262. 
Dubell, Isaiah C. and ch., 245. 
Dudley, W. Mayo. 148. 
Duffleld. Phebe. 220-1. 
Dunbar, Mary. 71. 80. 

Solomon, 71. 
Duncan. Julia. 141. 160. 

William. 141. 
Dunham. Henry K.. 204. 

Paul C, 204. 
Dunlap, . 255. 

Edward M., 151. 

James, 246. 

Rebecca L., 187, 142. 

William. 151. 
Dunn, Charlotte, 208. 

Durand. , 256. 

Durden. Stephen, 89. 
Dumall, Edwin T.. 246. 
Duryea, James. 110. 

John C, 110. 
Duycklnck, Mary, 136. 



Earle, Alice (Motm). Ul. 

George, 191. 

Henry, 191. 
Easterling, ThomaB and cb., 'C*>'j. 
Eastman, Adelaide, 120. 
Easton, Elixa, 144. 
Eaton, Alice. 74. 

David, 7Q. 

Deborah (White), 70. 

Emma, 76. 

James, 74. 

Olive, 75. 80. 

Olivia. 77. 

Susannah. 70. 76. 
Eckley, John. 211. 

Sarah, 211-12. 
Edgerton, Absolah. 271. 
Edward I. 287-8. 
Edwards, Charles and son. 124. 

Harry and ch„ 201. 

Isaac B., 196, 201. 

Mary S.. 201. 
Elbrldge. Giles. 14. 
Eliot Elisabeth. 289. 

John. 288. 

Judith. 67-8. 288. 

Richard. 289. 

Thomas. 289. 
Elizabeth. Queen. 2, 253. lU. 
Elliott. Clarkson. 271. 

Jefferson, 66. 
Elliot, Mary, 102. 
Elliott, Nancy, SO. 

Capt. Simon, 80. 

Piety, 273. 
EUU, Abigail, 218. 

Frank A. and ch., 196, Ml. 

Frank A. Jr.. 196. 

George, 196. 

Jesse. 221. 

Radolph. 149. 

Samuel. 228. 

William S.. 149. 
EUise. John. 129. 
Elmore. Abbie H.. 272. 
Elton, Ambrose. 289. 

Anne. 289. 
ElviU. Sarah, 235. 
Elwood. Laura V., 201. 
Ely, Anne. 191. 

Horatio and ch., 191. 

John J. and ch.. 181. 

Joseph and ch.. 19L 

Rebecca (Mount). 185. 
Emlen. George and ch.. 137, 142. 

Mary, 142. 150. 
Emery, Juliet H., 197. 
Emmet, Maria, 130. 
Empitt, Carrie, 124. 

Thomas, 124. 
Enelman. William. 160. 
Enscoe. William. 77. 
Erskine, Alexander, 71. 

Sarah. 69. 72. 
Essling. Theodore, 94. 
Estes. Lucy. 284. 
Evarts. Hon. William M., 96. 
Evans. Catharine. 290. 

Edmund C. 151. 

George, 290. 

Mary. 165. 173. 

Rowland. 151. 

Susan. 245. 
Everett, . 180. 

John and ch.. 188. 

Joseph C. and ch.. 197. 

Nancy, 197. 
Ewer. Abell. 290. 

Mary. 290. 
Eyre. Keziah. 221. 



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166. 212. 



FYdes, James. 81. 
F^arley. B. R., 183. 
F\Lmum. Charles A., 151. 

Charles S. and ch., 151. 

Bdward S. W. and ch., 150. 

James A., 150. 

Mary, 106. 
Farrier, Peter, 70. 
Fiaulcon, Dr. John H., 62. 
Fkure, Peter, 117. 
Faxon, Amanda, 172. 
Fear. Frank, 101. 
Fenton. KUsabeth, 161. 

Hannah, 161. 

Thomas Jr., 160. 

Fellows, Louise, 204. 
Felver, Margaret, 189, 197. 
Fenimore, Rebecca, 229. 
Fenwick, John, 36. 
Ferris. Hubert C. and ch., 148. 

William, 148. 

Fickett, . 72. 

Field, Gertrude. 139. 

Richard D., 204. 
Fields. David, 60. 

Samuel. 76. 
FIncher, EUlzabeth. 248. 

John, 248. 

Martha (Taylor), 248. 
Fink, Hendrick. 131. 
Finney, Rev. Charles O.. 114. 

Helen, 114, 116. 
Flab, John. 282. 

Mary, 229. 
Fisher, , and ch., 258. 

Charlotte, 149. 

Fanny, 141. 

Rev. George P., D. D., 149. 

James C 137. 

Letltla, 233. 

Mary, 22, 81. 

Samuel C. 137. 140. 

William, 141. 
FlUer, Catharine. 222. 
Fitzmaurice, Rt. Hon. William. 291. 

Constantia, 291. 
Flandrau, Judge, 135. 
Flanlgan. Catharine, 190. 

Marianne. 190, 200. 

Owen and ch., 179. 
Floyd. Janet M., 275. 

Josephine, 275. 

Theophllus, 275. 
Fbote, Delilah, 124. 
Footman, Mary, 215. 
Forbes, Maria, 131. 
Forde, Philip. 292. 
Forman. Charity, 166, 176. 

Forsythe, , 79. 

Fossett Ellsa A.. 81-2. 
Fowler, Anne, 183. 

Maria, 226. 

Matilda, 183. 

Samuel, 183, 193. 

Major Theodosius, 226. 
Fox, , 277. 

Catharine, 277. 

Charles T., M. D.. 125. 

Elizabeth, 277-8. 

George, 6. 24, 26, 91. 

Samuel E., 245. 
Fby. Marie B.. 202. 
Francen, Thomas. 38. 
Francis, James and ch.. 195. 

Mary, 213-14. 
Tench, E>q., 218. 
Franckiin, Anne, 288. 
Richard A., 288. 



Gov. William. 2ll 
Frankling, Jacob, 292. 

Mary and ch., 292. 
Frasee, Gen., 200. 
Fraser, Henry, 110. 

Symes, 110. 
FYazier. James. 247. 
Freeman, , 285. 

Edward. 233. 

Mary. 178. 
French. Nancy, 282-8. 
Frey, Col. Henry. 121. 
Fricke, John C, 239. 
Frith. Morris A. M., 188. 
Froat, Anna. 131. 

Rev. Dr., 86. 
Fry, Catharine, 181. 

Mattie, 275. 
Fudge, George, 134. 
Fuller, , 124. 

Frank, 124. 

Howard, 80. 

Rachel, 80. 
Fulson. Agnes. 105. 

Benjamin, 105. 

Elizabeth, 105. 
Fulsper, Jenny B., 198. 
Fulton, and ch., 208. 

Mattie E., 58-9. 
Fumiss, Horace H. Jr., 151. 



Gano, Rev. Dr., 180. 
Gardner, Thomas, 65. 

Garland, , 73. 

Gamer, Sarah M.. 272. 275. 
Gamett, Muscoe R. H., 227. 
Garrett. Eliza, 258. 

Lydia, 244. 

Nathan L.. 244. 

Samuel, 283. 
Garretson, Delilah, 271. 

John, 249. 

Joseph, 249. 

Martha, 249. 

Mary, 249. 

Naomi. 249-50. 

William. 247, 249. 
Gaskell, Elizabeth, 221. 

Rachel. 247. 

Sheriff. 221. 
Gates, G^n., 54. 
Gaulbert, Carrie R., 99. 

George, 99. 

Hattie R.. 99. 
Gault Andrew K. and ch., 146. 
Gelsler, Arthur H, 143. 
Gentry, Mattie. 57. 
Gerard. Henry, 288. 

Mary, 288. 

Thomas B., 198. 
Gerrish, Augusta, 77. 
Gest. Mary, 200. 
Gettings. James C. Jr., 146. 
Gheens, Charles E., 99. 

Katharyn M.. 99. 
Gibbons. Hannah. 164. 

Thomas. 226. 
GIbbs, Mamie. 247. 
GIberson. Gilbert, 192. 

Lucretia, 171, 181. 
Gibson, Catharine O., 94. 
Gilbert. Abijah, 123. 

Chloe, 276. 

Fred I., 202. 

Hannah M.. 125-6. 

Helen M.. 276. 

John. 123. 

Joseph T., 125. 



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Glllespy, John, 130. 
Gilman, Abigail, 103. 

Caleb, 103. 
Gilpin, Caroline M.. 230. 
Gimson. Alfred L.., 202. 

Charles L., 202. 
Girard, Stephen, 136. 
Given, Jane, 71, 80. 

Robert, 71. 
Gladden. John, 278. 
Glen, Deborah S., 147. 

Jacob, 147. 

Johannes, 147. 
Glover, Col. John, 288. 

Richard, 83, 128. 
Goddard. William. 86. 
Godfrey, Seth and ch., 120. 
Good, George, 76. 
Gordon, Hugh. 80. 

Gen. John B., 62. 
Gore, Thankful H., 74, 77. 
Gorsres, Capt. Robert, 5. 
Gould, Mary. 237. 
Graham, Mrs. Kate, 274. 

Patrick, 85. 
Grant, Catharine, 68. 

Paul E.. 202. 

Walter N., 202. 
Graves, Dorcas, 206-6. 

Capt. Jacob, 206. 

Martha, 206, 271. 
Gray, Emma (Morrell), 206. 

John H., 206. 

Nancy, 206-7. 

Loretta, 275. 

William, 206. 
Green, Catharine. 182. 

Daniel K.. 182. 

Gen., 64, 284. 

Irving, 200. 

Richard H.. 191. 

Sarah E., 182. 
Greene or Greeno, Jane, 76. 
Greenleaf, Susan, 66, 70, 73. 
Greenwood, Adde, 256. 

Gregg, , 254. 

Gregory, Jesse and ch., 124. 
Greenlaw, Alexander, 72. 

Grey, , 277. 

Grlest, John. 249. 

Lydla, 249. 
Grieve (Greave), David, 216. 

Mary, 258. 
Grilfets, Margaret, 134. 

Groendyke, , 110. 

Groesback, Glendenning B., 147. 

Louise T., 147. 

Mary C, 147. 

Telford, 147. 

William S., 147. 
Grover, Deborab, 157, 169. 

Hannah. 69, 72, 163. 

Sarah, 111. 
Gulick. Aaron, 110. 

Eleanor, 111. 

Ellen. 110. 

John, 110. 

William. 110. 
Gunn, John, 278. 
Guthrie, Ranson, 282. 

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Haddox, John, 207. 
Hadley, Adon C. 272. 

Allda. 264. 

Amos. 270. 

Asa, 269. 

Cyrus J.. 272. 

Harmon A., 273. 

Melinda. 270. 



Moses and cb., 269. 

Nathan. 269. 

Samuel J.. 269. 

Sarah. 269. 

Sarah E. H., 264. 

William H., 269. 

Zimrl and ch., 269. 

Hagadoom. , 117. 

Haggarty, Ellis, 202. 
Haines, Isaac, 234. 

Josiah, 234. 

Mordica L. and ch., 229. 

Nehemlah. 218. 

Sarah. 168. 
Haldron. Johannah, 129. 

William. 129. 
Hale, Warner and ch., 55. 
Haley. Ehiocfa. or Edward, 74. 
Hall. Anna, 272. 

Rev. Charles C, D. D., 199. 

Edward. 108. 

Elizabeth H., 137. 143. 

Henry and ch., 108. 

Isaac H.. 183. 

Joseph. 70. 

Mary, 108-9, 264. 

Parker, 259. 

Phebe. 246. 

Thomas. 108. 

Thomas E.. and cb., 110. 

Thomas H., 245. 

William, 70. 
Halsted. Celicia M.. 210. 

Celida (Parsons), 209. 

Harriet R.. 210. 

Harrison and ch., 209. 

John. 209. 
Hamer. Joie L., 266. 
Hamilton, , 265. 

John, 71. 

Lavinia, 79. 

Louisa, or Lavinia. 75. 
Hammond, Elnathan, 259. 

Sarah, 271. 
Hampton. Jane. 66. 
Hancock, Jennie, 273. 
Hankins, Abigail S., 192. 

Elisabeth, 181. 
Hanklnson, Samuel, 235. 
Hanson, Samuel, 90. 

Susannah, 90. 

Harbert, , 289. 

Harburgh, Sarah, 255. 
Harding. George. 220. 

Mary, 220-1. 
Hardy, Gertrude. 204. 
Harger. Lucy, 180. 
Harfort, Ritzard, 128. 
Harlan. Margaret. 249. 

Mary, 249. 

Moses. 249. 
Harrington. . 241. 

Oliver W. and ch., 125. 
Harris, Capt., 244. 

Daniel, 71. 

David, 271. 

Ellas B., M. D.. 227. 

Elisabeth C. 227. 

Frederick and ch., 126. 

Hamilton. 126. 

Hannah C, 126. 

Lucy. 71, 76. 

Martha C. 106. 

Rev. Nathaniel. 225. 

Rev. Nathaniel S., 277. 

Robert, 267. 

Sarah, 83. 
Harrison. Clara W., 204. 

Dr. Francis, 136. 

Henry. 48. 

Nathaniel. 48. 136. 



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Harrod, Caroline. 77. 

Joseph, 74. 77. 
Hart Edward. 110. 

John. 163. 

Maria, 110. 

Mary, 110. 

Nathaniel, 245. 

Phoebe, 110. 

Sarah, 110. 
Hatfield, John. 76. 
Hartford. Richard, 33. 
Hartsbome, William. 161. 
Hartwell. Elisabeth. 49. 
Harvard, John. 6. 292. 

Thomas, 6. 7. 
Harvey, , 256. 

Elixa J., 274. 

Ephralm O.. 274. 
Harwood, Capt. Joseph, 10, 48. 

Capt Samuel, 10. 48. 
Havens. Abraham C. B.. 192. 

Hon. A. O. 3. and ch., 171, 192. 

Emily A., 192. 

Henry C, 192. 

Hon. John G. W., 192. 

Sarah A.. 192. 
Hawkins. Daniel, 103. 

EUtha, 237. 

Hawley, , 179. 

Hawson. Isaac, 90. 



Hawson, 
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., Jlchael, 130. 
Haywood, Ruth, 69. 
Hayworth, Perry, 264. 
Hazard, Ersklne. 138. 

Mary F.. 188. 143. 
Haielet, Eliza. 186. 

Mary, 185. 
Headley, Caroline, 113. 
Dr. William S., 93. 

Healy, , 257. 

Heaps, Olive, 106. 

Heath, David, 105. 

Hearst, Mary A.. 272. 

Hecklefleld. John. 260. 

Hemmhig, John, 76. 

Hemsley. Alexander and ch.. 139. 

Florence, 147. 
Henderson. Fanny, 143, 152. 

Gen. James P. and ch., 138, 143. 
Julia B.. 143. 
Polly, 65. 
Thomaa, 119. 
Hendrickson, Annie, 201. 
Ecus, 229. 
Francinka, 185. 
Henry, 86. 
John. 166. 175. 
Mary, 166. 175. 
Peter G., 176. 
^ Sarah, 192. 
Henry VIII. 2, 286, 288. 
Henry, Charles T., 118. 
David, 119. 
Emllle C, 118. 
Florence O., 118. 
Louisa F., 119. 
Mary E„ 179, 198. 
MaUlda, 202. 

Thomas S. and ch., 118. 
Thomas S. Jr., 118. 
Henshaw, Albert, 273. 
Henaon, Lucretia, 281-2. 
Herbert, Lucy. 50. 
a^rkimer, Gen., 121. 
Herr Frank. 209. 
Heydon, Mrs. Mary, 259. 
Hewes, Cora, 279. 
geyn. Louise H., 81. 
Hubbard, Susannah M.. 244. 
Hick, Gertrude B.. 202. 
Hickman, Ellxabeth, 201. 



HlgiSinbotham, Midshipman, 135. 
Higgins. Eliza, 120. 

Lettle M.. 

Higsby, Theodosia W., 227. 
Hlldebrant, Matthias, 197. 
Hill, , 229. 

Col. Edward. 11. 51. 

George M., 81. 
Hill, John, 268. 
Hillhouse, Harriet, 94. 
HiUsinger, Mary. 125. 
Hlllyer, J. Blake, 231. 
Hires. Catharine, 181. 

Rev. William D., 181. 
Hitchcock. Ann, 241. 
HIthem. Col., 119. 
Hix, Dionysia, 288. 

Edward, 288. 
Hobbs, John, 239. 
Hobart, Rt. Rev. John H., 117. 
Hodge, Jane, 180. 
Hodgkins, Samuel, 68. 
Hodson, , 268. 

Braselton, 269. 

Joel, 269. 
Ho«f, Gabriel. 207-8. 
Hoffman, Emily J., 198. 

Harriet L., 198. 

Henry M. and ch., 198. 

James E., 198. 

John H., 198. 

Lydia C, 198. 

Margaret A., 198. 

Matthias H., 198. 

Peter W., 197. 

Ruey F., 198. 

Tlllle, 198. 

William, 183. 

William J., 198. 
Holbert. Frank and ch., 210. 
Holbrook, Miss, 117. 
Holding, Hannah R. 80. 

Louise C. 88. 

Nannie C. 88. 

Otho K., 88. 

Susie L., 88. 

Holiday, ., 185. 

Holland, Elizabeth. 288. 
Hollinshead, Francis, 207. 

Hugh. 218. 
Holnnan. Elizabeth. 159. 
Holmes, . 179. 

Capt.. 220, 235. 

Isabella T., 194. 

Mary, 196. 

Priscllla, 166, 176. 

Rebecca. 166, 175. 
Holsman, Daniel and ch., 140. 
Honor, Rev. John, 87. 
Hoopes, ', 256. 

Alice, 246. 

Emma R., 231. 
Hopkina, Catharine, 241. 

Cyrus, 124. 

James, 221. 

Samuel, 221. 
Hopkinson, Francis, .167. 
Hoppock, Mary, 197, 202. 
Homiday, Alva, 279. 
Horton, Stephen S., 182. 
Hosh, Emeline and ch., 57. 

Harvey, 57. 

Jane, 59. 

Martin, 57. 

Nannie, 57. 

Nellie. 57. 

Phoebe J., 56-7. 

Rosa, 55. 

Sarah A., 57. 
Hosklns. Almira E., 270. 

John. 219. 



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Hossler, )dary» 249. 

Holten, , 8. 

How, John, 119. 

Hannah, 119. 
Howard. Ruth. 237. 
Howe, Lord, 122. 214. 

Mary, 259. 
Howell. Emma, 99. 

John, 172. 

Lee, 99. 

Lemuel. 221. 

Phoebe and ch., 172. 
Howes, or Howe. Joshua. 122. 

Mary, 122. 
Howland. Jonathan. 184. 

Margaret. 72, 81. 

Ruth, 72, 81. 
Hoyt. Nellie M., 105. 
Hudler, Marltje, 117. 
Hudson, H«nry. 30. 
Huff, Mary, 207-8. 
Huffnagrel, Williann K., 191. 
Hugrhson, John, 130. 
Hulme, John L. and ch., 200. 
Hunn. Jonathan. 90. 
Hunt, Amiel and ch., 271. 

Greorgre. 191. 

Keturah, 271. 
Hunter, Gov., 212. 

Van B., 142. 
Huntley, Rebecca, 77. 

Hurd, , 255. 

Hurst. George, 246. 

John, 246. 
Husbands. William. 86. 
Hussey. Jediah. 269. 

Jemimah, 239. 
Hustls. John. 221. 
Huston, Samuel, 70. 
Hutcheson, Florence, 120. 
Hutchins, Joseph, 134. 
Hutchinson, Hon. B. B. and ch.. 200 

Edward H., 145. 

Hugh. 291. 

John, 232. 

Margaret. 291. 

Martha W.. 145. 

Pemberton S. and ch., 8. 141. 
Hutchison. Agnes. 149. 

Clntra, 149. 

Margaret W.. 149. 

Mary A. (Cox). 195. 

Sophie L., 148. 

Sydney K. and ch., 148-9. 

Sydney P. and ch., 148. 
Hyatt, Anna S.. 204. 

Lt. Col. John, 119. 
Hyde, Katharine, 92, 94. 

Simeon, 92. 
Hyres, Allen, 192. , 



Imlay, or Emlay, Mary, 175. 220^ 

Sarah, 220-1. 

Samuel, 175. 
IngersoU, Avis, 140. 

Geraldine O.. 208. 

Henry C, 203. 

Martha. 67. 69. 
Ingham, Elizabeth. 155. 

Thomas, 155. 
Irvine, Belle, 188. 

Irving. Walter M. and oil., 186, 196. 
Ireland, Thomas, 278. 



Jackson, 



282. 



Lt. Col. Jam«>s, 194. 
Marion B., 195. 



Peter, 160. 

Rhees, 195. 

Timothy and ch.. 184. 
Jacobze, Jan and ch., 129. 
James I., 2, 286. 
James II, 287, 292. 
Jarolaman, Blandina, 109. 
Jarvis. Matthew, 132. 
Jefferson, Thomas, 96. 
Jenkins, David, 248. 
Jenks, Dr. £>lwin B., 115. 
Jenner. Dr. Edward. 216. 
Jennings, Samuel. 219. 
Jerauld, Dexter J.. 19S. 

Parkhurst W. and ch.. 193. 
Jessup, Mary. 269. 
Jessor. Cella, 253. 
Jewell. . 162. 

Ann, 162. 
Jewett, Hepxlbah, 240. 
Johns, Jane. 248, 266. 
Johnson. Clara H. (Moore). 7& 

Emily. 216-17. 

George F.. 274. 

Hattie L., 283. 

Dr. John D., 183. 

Judge, 214. 

Lt.. 126. 

Lydia, 271. 

Matthias. 158, 162. 

Matthias Jr., 158. 162. 

Mary, 213. 

Patty, 208. 

Rebecca, 60-1. 274. 

Hon. Reverdy, 216. 

Robert. 274. 

Sallle W.. 245. 

Susanna, 130. 
Jones, , 109. 

Clementine, 195. 

Elias, 247. 

CJertrude, 229. 

Huldah. 223. 

Jane, 217. 

Admiral John Paul, 195. 

Capt. Lloyd, 173. 

Rice, 45. 

Robert and ch., 166. 

Hon. William. 173. 
Judson, Dr. Oliver A.. 150. 

Oliver B.. 150. 



Kale, Kate. 99. 
Kalpaschnikoff. Nadlne. 141. 
Kaull. Charlotte. 259. 
Kay wood. Harriet, 277-8. 
Kean, Hon. John. 140. 

Peter P. J.. 137, 140. 
Kellogg, Rev. Elijah. 74. 
Kellum. Lizzie, 275. 
Kelly, Caroline, 182. 

Cornelius and ch.. 196. 

Edward and ch., 164. 17L 

Edward W.. 172. 

Elizabeth A., 182. 

Emmeline. 183. 

Hannah. 172. 

Harold L., 278. 

Harriet A., 182. 

Howard L. and ch., 192. 

James H. and ch., 182, 193. 

John and ch.. 171, 182. 

John W., 182. 

Lorenzo and ch., 182. 192. 

Mary J., 182. 

Mary W.. 193. 

Samuel, 172. 

Thomas J.. 273. 
Kelsey, Raynor W., 271. 



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Kemball, Hezekiah. 221. 
Kemper, Nanny, 282. 
Kempton, Augustus F., 148. 
Kennard. Rev. Joeeph H., D. D.» 222. 

Samuel, 218. 
Kennedy, Catharine W.. 183. 

Margaret, 202. 

Olive. 71, 76. 
Kennon, Elizabeth, 51. 

Nancy, 50. 

Robert. 51. 
Kent. Agnes, 237. 

James. 226. 

Joshua, 237. 
Kenworthy, ' , 267. 

Lilly, 276. 

Neva A., 276. 

Orville H.. 276. 
Kenyon. Thedia R., 113. 

Joseph, 113. 
Kern, Amaretta, 273. 
Kerns, Ann. 245. 
Kidd, Capt., 33. 
Kk*ra, Flanny, 200. 
Kllbye, Albert, 287. 

Robert. 287. 
Kimball, Hannah. 103, 105. 

Kinchin. , 49. 

King, Louise H.. 116. 
Kingsley, Anna (White). 171. 

Eurydice, 171, 182. 

Silas. 171. 
Klnnan. Deborah, 176. 

Mehltable (Taylor), 176. 

Richard, 163. 166, 176. 

Sarah, 163. 170. 
Kinsman. Julia. 80. 
Kippax. William W. and ch., 203. 
Kirkman, Effle H., 275. 
Kitching, Hermine T., 94. 

Robert N., 94. 
Klaw. Wyntje, 107. 
Klock, Judge George. 121. 

Margaret. 121. 
Knapp, Maud, 120. 
Kneeshaw, Nellie, 111. 
Kneiss. Strickland and ch.. 201. 
Knolls. John. 83. 
Knox. John, 3. 
Kock. James, 130. 

Peter, 32, 128. 
Kocks. Annetje. 32. 128. 
Koeck. Anthony, 35. 

Henry, 35. 

Maria, 35. 

Mary, 35. 
Koek, Antje, 129. 

Dirk, 129. 

Simon, 129. 

William. 129. 
Kohl, Caroline E., 183. 
Kok, Jacobus, 34. 128. 

Margareta, 130. 
Koks, Benjamin, 129. 
Koks, Mrs., 128. 

Thomas. 129. 
KoloD. Isaac. 222. 
Krause. Nancy. 278. 

Wilson. 278. 
Krepps, Mary E.. 100, 101. 
Krigler, Susanna. 129. 



Lafavette, 



L 

166. 189. 



Lamb. Eliza. 221. 

Rebecca. 221. 
Lamborne, Jesse, 224. 

LampkJns, . 285. 

Lance, Jennie, 198. 
Lanoeford. , 290. 

Bridget. 290. 



Lane. Levi, 267. 

Rebecca, 110. 

Robert, 207. 
Larsen. Elizabeth. 139. 
Lankton. James and ch., 208. 

Mary. 209. 
Lanneau, Charles G., 88. 

Hannah R., 88. 

Henry C, 88. 

John P., 87, 88. 

John P. Jr.. 88. 

Louise C, 88. 

Mary P., 88. 

Sophia S., 88. 

Susie C, 88. 

Thomas C, 88. 
Lanning, John and ch., 254. 
Lansdale. Eliza*, 140. 
Lansdown, , 288. 

Joan, 288. 
Lansing. Henry L., 94. 

Livingston and ch., 94. 
La Rue. Sarah and ch., 231. 
Lawrence, A. and R. and Co., 74. 

Albert J., 276. 

Alvin and ch., 274, 276. 

Ann Maria, 273. 

Arthur C. and ch., 276. 

Benjamin, 158. 

Bessie, 196, 200. 

Chester A., 276. 

Clinton L, 274-6. 

Cyrus E., 276. 

Daniel W. and ch., 273. 

Elizabeth, 158, 176, 186. 

Ellen H.. 274. 

Elmer, 274. 

Emily, 274. 

Ethel M.. 276. 

Sir Henry, 157. 

Capt. James, 135, 177, 185. 

Joseph, 158. 

Joseph H., 196. 

Mabel J., 276. 

Martha, 273. 

Mary, 158. 

Mary (Rogers), 177. 

Miriam, 273. 

Peter, 271, 

Sarah, 273. 

Sarah M., 274. 

Stephen, 271. 273. 

Thomas H., 271, 273. 

Walter S., 276. 

Walton, 276. 

William and ch.. 274. 

William Sr., 157-8. 

William E., 165. 

Willis, 273. 

Zilpha. 273. 
Laurie, Gawen, 292. 
Lawson. William, 290. 

Mary. 290. 
Lawton, Eunice A., 77. 
Le Cock, , 1. 

Walter, 2, 5, 

Le Coq, , 1. 

Ledgerwood, Barbara. 285. 

Margaret (Hayes), 285. 

Nathaniel, 285. 

Col., 285. 
Lee, Alice, 188. 

Light Horse Harry, 11. 

Gen. Robert E., 11, 125. 

Robert M., 202. 
Leech, James, 84. 
Leeds, Gertrude, 229. 

Sarah. 220-1. 

Mrs. Susannah (Tolman), 239. 
Leisler, , 33. 

Lemen, , 263. 



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Lennlg, Thomas, 141. 
Leonard. Capt, 223. 
Letchworth, Hannah, 245-6. 

Mary (Prior), 245. 

William. 245. 
Lewis, Aaron W., 201. 

Allen, 148. 

Amy. 148. 

Annie. 201. 

Edward P. C, 217, 227. 

Emily C, 217, 228. 

George, 148. 

Oeorsre W., 217. 

John L, 148. 

librenzo. 216, 225. 

William P., 148. 
Lewman, Adeline P., 98. 

G^eorgre W., 98. 

Josephine, 98. 

LIddon, , Mr., 90. 

Llirhtner, Rebecca, 227. 
Liming* Sarah J.. 194. 
Lindley, Charles, 263.' 
Linsdale, Samuel, 288. 
Linsey, Thomas, 86. 
Llpman, Charles C, 231. 

George, 231. 

Lewis A. and ch., 231. 

Margarlte L.. 231. 
Lisle, Florence, 201. 
Liston. Thomas, 134. 
Litchfleld, Electus D. and ch., 144. 

Norman and ch., 144. 

William B. and ch.. 144. 
Little, David. 271. 

John. 28. 220. 

Samuel Jr., 259. 
Littler, Lydia, 267. 

Mary, 267. 
Liveton, Mary, 130. 
Livingston, Coralle, 129. 

Jacob. 147. 

Levantla W., 147, 152. 

Maria C, 225. 
Lobdell. Mary E.. 139, 146. 
Lock, Capt Benjamin. 239. 
Locke, Sarah M., 106. 
Lockett. Charles, 262. 
Lockwood. Mary T., 241-2. 
Lodge, Hannah, 177. 
Long, Andrew. 238. 
Lons^eld. or Lange veldt, Cath., 38, 224. 

Cornelius, 224. 
Loomer, Frank W., 81. 
Lord, Frank B., 223. 

Sally, 73. 

Samuel, 73. 
Lovelady, Thomas and ch., 282. 
Liow, Cornelius, 164. 
Loxley, Ann, 174. 184. 

Col. Benjamin and ch., 165. 

Catharine, 174. 

Elizabeth, 173. 

George V., 174. 

Jane, 173. 
Lyford, Francis H., 104. 
Lyman, Helen M., 136, 139. 

Martha. 135, 138. 

Gen. William, 135-6. 
Lynch, Levina J., 282. 
Lyon, Nicholas, 233. 

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McAllister, Frances A., 192. 

Ezekiel P.. 192. 

Matilda W., 225. 

Sarah (Banks), 192. 
McBrlde. Wyatt and ch.. 55. 
McCadden, Elizabeth, 254-5. 

John. 254. 



-, 215. 



McGall. - 

McCarthy, MaiT, 102. 
McClure, William C. 139. 
McCormick, Bilark. 284. 

Nannie M.. 284. 
McCoy, Meribah, 208. 
McCray, (George W., 85. 
McCreary, George D. Jr., 148. 
McCully, Martha. 75. 
McCurtaln, Anne. 179. 

Connor, 169. 

Deborah (Cox), 169. 

James A.. 179. 

John, 169. 

Marianne. 179. 190. 

Thomas, 169, 179. 
McDonald, George. 79. 

Bilargaret R, 61-2. 

McGoram, . 71. 

McGovem, Othias. 207. 
McGuire, Mary M.. 227. 
McHenry, , 181. 

Mary, 223. 
Mcllvaine, Bloomfield. 140. 

Ellen. 140. 147. 
McKean. Henry P. and ch.. 141. 14}. 

Maria W.. 149. 

Nancy B.. 149. 

Phoebe W., 149. 

Thomas and ch.. 141, 149, 167. 
McKinley, Elisabeth, 77. 
MacLallan, Clemene, 81. 
McLean, (xeorge H. and ch.. 198. 

Hon. John. 176. . 

Mrs. 76. 
McLoughlin. Annie, 194. 
McMillan, Lorlnda. 78. 

Peggy, 282. 

William, 66. 
McNab, Jane, 79. 
McWhIre, Elizabeth, 131. 
Machet. Peter, 130. 
MacKenzle, Robert F., 145. 

Victor L, 145. 
Madison, 167, 180. 
Magar, John and ch.. 246. 
Maker, Alice, 107. 
Malcolm, Annie, 231. 
Mallory, MyrUe. 284. 

Rev. Thomas, 87. 
Maltack, Anna M.. 112. 
Bfanchester, Nathaniel. 259. 
BCann. Alan N., 145. 

Arthur S., 145. 

Charles A., 144. 

Emmaw 146. 

Ethel. 144. 

Edward C, 145. 

Helen, 144. 

John, 86. 

Matthew D., 146. 

Matthew D. Jr.. 145. 

Paul P., 146. 

Richard L., 146. 
Mannon, Alva A. W., 204. 

Lemuel L., 204. 
Manwarring. Elizabeth, 238. 
Markley, John, 87. 

Maria, 209. 
Markoe, Abraham. 135, 137. 

Annabel A.. 143. 

Elizabeth B.. 185. 137-8. 140. 

Ellen. 186. 137, 142. 

Emily, 135. 137, 142. 

Frank D., 142. 

Harry. 140. 

James and ch., 136. 1S7. 140. 

James C. and ch., 146. 

John and ch., 136, 137. 140. 

John A. and ch., 146. 

Leila. 142. 



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Maria, 135. 137. 141. 

Maria S.. 135. 

Mary. 136, 137. 142. 

Ralston J.. 146. 

Samuel and ch., 135. 137. 142-3. 

William and ch., 135, 138. 142. 146. 

William F. and ch.. 146. 
Marks. Asher. 137. 

"Beau." 137. 
Mariey. E3Izabeth. 248. 277. 
Marlow. Elizabeth. 251. 
Karshall. Charles, 134. 

Jennett. 134. 

Margaret. 134. 
Marston. Mrs. Sarah. 47, 49. 

William, 176, 185. 
Martin, Bmellne. 208. 

Jonathan, 207. 

John, 263. 

Judah, 128. 

Kate W.. 99. 

Martha T., 98. 

Mildred, 97. 

Thomas, 79. 
Mary. Queen. 2. 
Mason. , 255. 

John, 219. 

Rachel. 219. 

Richard. 173. 
Mandsley. Thankful. 17. 66, 68. 

Capt. Thomas. 17, 66. 

Thomas Jr., 67. 
Mayfaew. Mariah, 139. 

Mariah H., 145. 

Thomas, 146. 
Maylem. Bilark. 259. 
Maynard. Capt.. 124. 
Means, Capt. Joseph, 70. 
Heirs. Anna M.. 192. 200. 

Charles and ch., 192. 

Elizabeth R.. 196. 

William H. and ch.. 201. 
MegaiiBree, Hannah, 142. 

Samuel. 142. 
Mellor. Frank and ch.. 148. 
Wright. 148. 
Mercer. Benjamin. 207. 

Edward. 60. 

Gideon. 60. 

Margaret. 60. 

Thomas, 207. 
Meredith. Reese. 137. 
Merrill. Hannah. 103, 105. 

Nancy O.. 105. 
Merritt. Alan D., 94. 

Douglas, 89, 94. 

Ethel D.. 94. 
Merryfleld. Lois. 240. 
Mershon. , 111. 

William, 111. 
Merwin. Samuel C. 194. 

Mrs. Samuel C, 165. 
Metcalf. Elisabeth, 251. 

Capt. Henry, 148. 

Julia A.. 148. 
Metcalfe. Lassells, 292. 
Meyer, Helena J., 129. 
MIddagh. Bregjen. 108. 
Middlebrook. Helen. 114. 

William H. and ch., 182. 
Mlddleton. Charles. 203. 

Helena R. 278-9. 

John. 111. 
lUl«s. Elizabeth. 185, 196. 

Rev. George J., 178. 
Mnter. , 121. 

Dr. , 86. 

Diddnson, 164. 

Emily E.. 189, 199. 

Flora. 208. 

Rev. George B.. D. D.. 190. 



Jennie, 120. 

Capt. John, 251. 

Tillie, 230. 
Mills, Elvira P.. 241. 

Lucinda, 272. 
Minster, Mary H., 246. 
Minthom, Mangel, 130. 
Mitchell, Capt., 219. 

Frances A., 283. 

Mrs. Francis M. (Bates). 282-3. 
Mitten. Molly, 101-2. 
Moekobel, Daniel, 101. 
Moffltt Catharine, 266. 

Charles. 267. 

George W., 269. 

Hannah. 266. 

Jeremiah and ch., 267. 

Jonathan, 268. 

Joseph and ch.. 269. 

Luretha. 270. 

Monroe. . 181. 

Montcalm, Gen., 184. 
Montfort, Albert D.. 132. 
Montgomery. Gen. Richard, 117. 
Montjoy, Emma, 98. 
Moody, Honchin, 69. 

Joshua, 67. 

Lady, 27. 
Moon, Galen R., 276. 

Geneva, 275. 
Mooney. Josie, 106. 

Ruth P., 105. 
Moore, Abner. 255. 

Anna I., 205. 

Bathsheba. 254. 

Rev. Benjamin, 136. 

Elizabeth, 254, 264. 

Elvira L., 202. 

John, 254. 

Lizzie. 254. 256. 

Pauline. 104. 

Peter F.. 198. 

Richard M. A., 78. 
Moorman. William B.. 270. 
Moofl, Hannah, 269. 
Morford, Catharine, 159, 163. 

Hannah. 163-4. 

John. 170. 
Morgan. Gen., 284. 

Nanny, 283. 

Thomas and ch.. 269. 
Morley, Phllena, 241. 
Morrill, Ferdinand G., 115. 

Gordon N., 115. 
Morris, , 263-4. 

Anthony, 217. 

Caroline N., 148. 

Edith. 288. 

Elizabeth, 163. 

Frederick W., 150. 

Jacob, 161. 

Gen. Jacob, 123, 137. 

Lewis, 123, 137. 

Maria W., 148. 

Mahalah. 264. 

Margaret, 164. 

Marian L., 150. 

Mary. 263-5. 

Mrs. Morris, 254. 

Richard. 123. 

Robert. 141, 148. 

Sarah S., 140. 
Morrison, Catharine, 267. 
Morse. Enoch. 73. 

John H.. 105. 
Morion, , 290. 

Mr., 6. 

Elenor, 290. 

Elizabeth, 82. 
Mosebv, Robert, 142. 

William R., 142. 



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Moser, Patricia, 285. 
Moulton, Mary A., 105. 
Mounce ( Mount )» Anne, 174. 
Mount. , 110. 

Achsah, 181. 

Mary, 161, 166. 

Nancy, 184. 

Thomas. 161. 

William and ch., 170. 
Mosler. Solomon, 207. 
Mudgete, Levi. 104. 
Mull, Margaret. 230. 
Munger. Harriet A., 116. 
Munn. Mary, 198. 
Munroe, Thomas, 259. 
Munson, Charles G. and ch., 276. 
Mure, Elizabeth, 132. 
Murray, Margaret J., 194. 

Rev. Nicholas and ch., 184. 
Muse, Mary, 96. 
Musgrave, Lydia, 245. 

N 

Nale, Mary, 233. 
Nash, Francis P., 94. 
Nay lor, Mary, 247. 
NeiU, Alice J., 145. 

Major James P. W., 145. 

Nadlne C, 145. 

Richard R., 145. 

Lt. Walter H., 145. 
Nellson, James, 223. 
Nelson, Anna M., 242. 
Nesbitt, Martha, 73. 
Nesbit, Matilda, 184. 
Nesbitt, Nancy, 172. 
Newbold, Abby A., 92. 93. 

Mary, 92. 

William, 92. 
Newby, William and ch., 268. 
Newcomb, Jane H., 229. 
Newell, Margaret, 247. 
Newlin, Joshua, 270. 
Newman, Louzena, 270. 
Newport, Lady Elizabeth, 289. 
Newsom, Albert, 263. 

Jesse, 263. 
Newton, Mary, 222. 
Newkirk, Elizabeth. 263. 
Nichols, Col., 277. 

Elizabeth. 123, 124. 

Henry. 182. 

Rev. Ichabod, D. D., 74. 

Thomas, 13, 
Nicholson, Sarah, 244. 

Sarah A., — . 
Nicoll. Annie C, 148. 

Henry, 148. 

Henry D. and ch., 148.. 

Leonard, 148. 

Margaret, 148. 

William L., 148. 
Nicolls, Gov. Richard, 31, 153. 
NIper, Samuel and ch., 203. 
Noakes, Benjamin, 259. 
Noe, Mary, 205. 
Noe, Peter, 205. 
Nor bury. Peter, 129. 
Norrls. C. C, Pinckney, 150. 

Elijah and ch., 112. 

Gilbert, 259. 

Helen W., 150. 
Northrup, Milton H., 161, 196. 
Norton, Joshua and ch., 181. 

Katharine D. W. L., 140. 

Mary A., 74. 

Sarah, 75. 

Sophrona, 77. 
Nutter, Nancy, 104. 
Nye, Nannie, 217. 



O'Brien, Jane, 246. 

Maria. 290. 

John, ESsq., 290. 
Ofoousier, Felicia, 97-8. 
O'Connell, Daniel, 64. 
O'Connor, Joseph. 147. 
Odell, Charles, 124. 

Cory, 124. 

Menzo. 124. 
Ogden, Catharine. 130. 

Florence, 118. 

Samuel G., 118. 
Ogdon, James, 84. 
Ogilvy, Alexander, 130. 

Thomas, 130. 
Oglesby, Jacob, 97. 

Martha, 97. 
Oliver, Lucy W., 52. 
O'Neil, Presley B., 192. 
Oort. John, 38. 
Osbin, James, 100. 
Osbom. Myrtle B.. 193. 

Ruth, 100. 
Osborne, Enoch and ch.. 53, 55. 57. 

Gincy A.. 57. 

Haley. 55. 

Isom and ch., 57. 

John^ 63, 57. 

Joshua and ch., 57. 

Lyddie. 53. 

Nancy. 55, 57. 

Peggie, 55. 

Polly, 55, 57. 

Rebecca, 53. 

Ruth, 53. 54. 

Solomon and ch.. 54. 57. 

Sylvia, 57. 
Osgood, Mr.. 69. 
Osney. Mr., 6. 
Owen, Maria, 241. 



Packer, Cynthia, 111, 112. 
Page, Howard W. and ch.. 144. 

Margaretta, 245. 

S. Davis, 144. 

William, 243. 
Paine, Henry D., 125. 

Capt. Jonathan and ch., 70, 7S. 
Paling, Jane, 108. 
Palmer, , 189. 

Elizabeth, 116. 
Parker, Emily, 79. 

Henry, 84. 

Jemima. 260. 

John and ch., 269. 

Milllcent, 263. 

William. 268. 
Parks, Fanny, 272. 
Parrish, , 177. 

Joseph and ch.. 221. 

Joseph B. and ch.. 182. 
Parshall, James M., 101. 

M. A., 101. 

Mary, 101. 

William J., 101. 
Parsons, Helena J.. 141. 
Paterson, James V., 200. 

Robert V., 200. 
Patterson, Hon. Edward, 9S. 

Silas, 79. 
Payne, Lizzie. 229. 
Payzant, Elmlra, 76. 
Peacock, Helen A., 182. 
Pearce, Sarah, 20. 

Susan, 70. 
Pearsall, Mary, 141. 

William, 141, 



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Peane, Sarah, 269. 
Peaae, Basheba, 230. 

Jonathan S., 209. 
Peete. Franklin and ch.« 124. 
Peffer, Elizabeth, 130. 
Pemberton, Elizabeth, 274. 

Eilmer L. and ch., 276. 

Eva. 274, 276. 

Lemuel, 274. 

MaiT. 274. 
Fenn. William. 6, 24, 26. 37, 40, 292. 
Pepper. FYances, 149. 

Georee and ch., 141. 149. 

George W. and ch., 149. 

Dr. William, 141. 
Fepys. Samuel. 5. 45. 
Peroell. leda (Ida), 129. 
Percy, Sir Georse, 45. 
Perkins, Jacob, 219. 

John S.. 104. 
Perly. , 188. 

James H.. 188. 

Ward B., 188. 
Perrin, Lawrence S., 273. 

Sarah, 48. 

Solon. 273. 
Perrlne, , 110. 

Beekman. 110. 

Ellen, 110. 

Jane, 110. 

John. 110. 

Sarah. 111. 

Van Dyke. 110. 
Perryman, Ethel. 283. 
Peterson. Jeffrey, 86. 

Pew, . 166, 175. 

Peyton. Amy, 157. 

John. 263. 
Peyntevin. Amicla, 287. 

Philip, 287. 
Phelps. Jonathan. 68. 
Philhower. Amelia, 202. 

Clarissa, 197, 202. 
Philip. King. 237. 
Philips, James, 238. 

Jane. 217. 218. 
Philler. George. 161. 

William R. and ch^ 151. 
Phillips. Samuel. 269. 
Phipps. . 54. 

Aaron, 55. 

Charlotte. 78. 

Columbus and ch.. 59. 

Emma and ch.. 59. 

Gincy. 54. 58. 
Plckerell. John, 250. 
Pickering. Timothy. 236. 
Picket, Hannah. 267. 
Plcton. Mary. 227. 

Rev. Thomas. 226, 
Pidgeon. Louisa M., 270. 
Plggott (or Pickett), Marjorie. 267. 

Patience, 267. 
Pierce, Harriet, 245. 
Piety. Austin, 253. 
PUcher. Eliza, 118. 

Henry, 118. 
PIneo, Betsy. 73. 

Dan. 70, 73. 

Eliza K.. 75, 79. 

George D.. 73. 

Mary A.. 76. 80. 
Pioletta, Joseph, 228. 
Pitman. Harriet, 191. 

Rev. John and ch.. 169. 180. 

Judge John and ch., 180. 191. 

Gen. John. 191. 

Col. Joseph a, 191. 

Mary. 191. 

Rebecca, 180. 
Plantagenet, Richard. 2. 



Pleasants. Elizabeth, 47, 49. 

Jane, 48. 
Pleasants, John, 9, 48. 

Joseph, 48. 
Plestoo, Edward. 84. 
Plumstead, Mary, 292. 

Sarah, 292. 
Pole-Carew, Anne, 289. 

Reginald, 289. 
Polk, William W., 245. 
Polke, Capt. Charles, 263. 

Nancy, 253. 

President, 253. 

Sarah, 253. 
Pool, Elizabeth. 203. 

Joseph. 213. 
Pope, Daniel N. and ch., 138, 144. 

Elizabeth. 144. 

Emily. 144. 

Helena, 145. 

James, 138. 

John H., 116. 

Susannah, 15, 16, 65, 66. 

Rev. William C. and ch., 144. 

Poque, , 68. 

Porter. , 255. 

Post, Annatie, 108. 

Tunis, 108, 234. 
Potter, Albertha, 276. 

Allen, 276. 

Sarah J., 228. 
Potts, Anne, 167, 176. 

E. Channing, 183. 

Jane. 243. 

Jonas. 243. 

Jonathan, 243. 

Margaret, 243. 

Mary, 165. 

Rebecca. 161. 163. 233. 

Robert, 216. 

Robert F., 183. 

Sarah, 176. 

Thomas, 167, 216. 

Thomas Jr., 159, 161. 

William, 167. 
Powell, Ann, 89. 

Annie R., 89. 

Susie C. 89. 

William C, 88. 

William R.. 88. 
Power, Harriet, 77. 
Pratt, Mary, 238. 

Mary E., 246. 
Preble, Adeline. 74, 77. 

Capt. Enoch, 74. 

Com. George H., 71, 77, 79. 

Sally (Cross), 74. 
Prentiss, Ellen A.. 115. 
Prescott. Hannah, 103. 
Prew, Edward J. and ch., 145. 
Priest, Mrs. S. C, 63. 
Prior, Thomas, 235. 
Prince. Mary A., 145. 
proctor, John, 67. 

Samuel. 67. 

Sarah, 67, 70. 
Prouty. Sarah A., 94. 
Provost. Abigail, 111. 
Prothr€.s.s, Elizabeth, 60. 
Pugh, Benjamin, 57. 

Herald and ch., 57. 

John, 57. 

Mack, 57. 

Martha, 56. 

Sarah, 57. 
Purcell, Archbishop, 64. 

Burzo, 145. 

(Jeoffrey, M. and ch., 145. 

Harold A.. 145. 

Hugh G., 145. 

Lt. Launcelot M., 145. 



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Nora, 145. 
Dr. Ruth. 145. 
Theobald A. and ch., 145. 
Putney, Emma A., 106. 



Rafe, Rebecca, 255. 
Rainbow, Andrew, 283. 
Ralston, Robert, 136. 

Sarah, 136, 139. 
Rambo, Marcellus, 246. 
Ramsey, John, 134. 

William. 174. 
Ranch, Mary. 256. 
Randall.- Andrew, 195. 

Eveline, 106. 

Richard and ch., 195. 
Randolph family. 10. 
Ransom, Mary, 58. 
Ra|>alle, John, 129. 
Rawlins, Anthony, 83. 
Ray, Mary T., 127. 
Read, , 171. 

Thomas, 259. 
Ream. Mary W., 256. 
Rearich, Mary, 251. 
Records, Mary. 159, 161. 
Redding, Richard, 235. 
Redman, Dr. John, 214. 

Sarah, 214. 
Reed, Augustus and ch., 208. 

Mary, 111. 
Reeder, Spencer, 268. 
Reese, Sarah S., 209. 
Reeves, Cynthia. 54, 56, 57, 59. 

Enoch, 54, 56. 

George and ch., 54, 56, 68. 

Hardin, 54. 56. 

Jane, 54, 56. 

Jesse, 56. 

Joshua, 54, 56. 

Nancy. 64, 56. 

Preston B. and ch., 59. 

Sarah. 221. 
Reick, Louisa, 229. 
Reld, Alice A., 202. 

George W. and ch., 142. 

John W., 194, 202. 

William. 142. 
Re>'nolds, Joseph Jr., 269. 

Sarah, 90. 
Rhees. Elizabeth J., 184. 

Mary A.. 184. 

Rev. Morgan J and ch., 174, 184. 

Rev. Morgan J. Jr., D. D., 184. 

William J., 184. 
Rhoades, Jemima, 267. 
Rich. Dinah. 267. 
Richards. Maggie, 262. 

Mary, 225. 

Samuel. 81. 
Richardson. . 100, 285. 

Ella C. 100. 

Ruth. 63. 
Richie, Grace, 215. 
Rickles. Lois, 284. 

Rldgeway, . 192. 

Rldgeway, Elizabeth, 237, 238. 

John, 237, 238. 
Riehel. Edith H., 183. 
Riggs. David, 206. 

Jos., 206. 

Margaret, 126. 

Thomas, 126. 

Thompson, 208. 

Riley, , 254. 

Ring, John. 269. 
RIttenhouse, Jonathan, 178. 

Mary, 178. 188. 

Mary J., 188. 



Robbins, Carrie, 192. 

Eliott. 138. 
Roberds, Pheneus, 267. 
Roberts, Aeneas, 131, 112. 

James E., 256. 

Jesse. 267. 

Lizzie K., 252. 

Sallie F.. 247. 
Robertson, Mary, 131. 
Robins, Ephraim, 160. 

Joseph, 160. 
Robinson, EjStella. 198. 
Robinson, Fred, 79. 
Rode. Joan, 287. 

John, 287. 
Rodman, Elizabeth B., 144. 
Roe, Caroline, 208. 

J. W., 276. 

Roebuck, , 256. 

Rogers, Anna E., 103, 106. 

Charles. 78. 

Sarah, 230, 238, 240. 
Romaine, Mary J., 199. 
Rorer, Emma. 192. 
Rose, Benjamin, 57. 

George and ch., 194. 

Joshua. 57. 

Richard, 57. 
Rosenberger, Alfred, 94. 

Jeanne, 94. 
Rosencrantz, Charrick, 173. 
Ross, Dr., Alexander, 170. 

Harriet, 170. 

Jane, 170, 181. 
Rowland, Anna J., 247. 
Rowsewell, , 288. 

Cldly, 288. 
Roy, Mrs. 140. 
Rue, Anna H., 201. 

Augustus, 185. 

Elizabeth L., 185, 196, 201. 

James L., 185. 196. 

Nathaniel S.. 185, 196. 
Ruff. Daniel, 235. 
Ruilln. Ann. 50, 51. 

Elizabeth, 49, 50. 

John, 50. 
Rumsey, Bronson C. Jr., 94. 
Runkel, Abraham. 172. 

Margaret, 172, 183. 

Sarah (Stout). 172. 
Rush. Abraham and ch., 230. 

Benjamin, 148. 

Catharine M., 148, 141. 

Harris C. and ch., 230. 
Russell. Daniel. 239. 

Elizabeth, 238. 

George S.. 151. 

James D., 229. 

John, 239. 

John H. and ch., 151. 
Rutland, Mary, 261. 
Ryerson. Ella. 111. 

Martin, 109. 

S 

St. Gaudens, Augustus. 115. 
St. George, Julia, 231. 
Sanborn. Dexter, 105. 
Sands, Admiral Joshua R., 227. 
Sargent, J. Hanson, 106. 
Savage, Sophia, 200. 
Saxton. Eliza A., 114. 
Sayre, Reuben, 184. 
Scanlon, Mary, 291. 

Michael. 291. 
Schamp. Christina, 109. 
Schenck, Albert G., 164. 

John, 111. 

Maria, 164, 172. 



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Schmidt Miriam E., 201. 

Walter L., 201. 
Shoemaker. Rebecca, 90. 
Schurk, Nancy. 250. 
Schuyler. Mary A.. 197, 208. 
Schwartz. Rev. D. L., 152. 
Scott. Gen., 138. 

C. K-, 208. 

James. 132. 

John, 149. 

Joseph A., M. D., and eh., 149. 

Margaret P., 58. 
Seabury. Rev. Warren, 145. 
Sears, Ann, 224. 

James M.. 128. 
Searsley. Morris, 246. 
Secor. Clarence XL and eh.. 200. 

Sedgwick, . 178. 

Seeley, , 108. 

Grace, 147. 

Rev. John F.. D. D., 180. 
Seitelmire, Milt.. 278. 
Selover. Lytic, 224. 
Semple. Charles, 188. 

Mary, 146. 
Severans. Barclay L. and ch., 201. 
Seward. William H., 93. 
Sexton. Rachel, 168. 178. 
Seymour. Capt. Florentius, 132. 
Shackleford. William. 265. 
Sharp. Sara, 229. 
Shaw. . 100. 

Charles. 77. 

Clorlnda, 124. 

Marion, 149. 

Quincy A, 149. 

William, 80. 
Shea, Charles E2. and ch., 200. 

James, 190, 200. 

John D. and ch., 200. 

Julia C. 204. 

Maria L.. 200. 
Shelley, Campbell, 283. 

Sbeperd, . 102. 

Shepherd, Benjamin. 90. 

Catharine, 157. 162. 

Deborah (Grover), 157. 

Elisabeth, 90-1. 

Kachel. 90. 

Rebecca. 168-9. 
_ Thomas, 90, 157, 169. 
Sherman, Col., 119. 

Mrs. Dorothy, 130. 

Julia T., 94. 
Sherwln. Joseph, 146. 
Sherwood. Benjamin P., 120. 

Franklin P., 120. 

Henry, 90. 

Howard C. 120. 

Jennie D., 120. 

John D., 120. 
^ Susanna, 90, 

Shlnn, , 221. 

Shober, Samuel and ch., 149. 
^ Dr. Samuel. 149. 
Shoemaker, Rebecca, 90. 
ShotweU. Elisabeth, 60. 
Shreve, Benjamin. 229. 

Charles, 181. 

Rebecca, 181. 
Mult, John D. and ch., 210. 
aiults. William and ch., 117. 
8ite«, Thomas H. and ch., 187. 
gtelton. Rev. Samuel, 5. 
MlUnian. Mrs. John, 224. 
Skipworth, Sir William. 61. 
Sill, Frederick and ch., 120. 

Minnie and ch., 120. 

Thomas ahd ch., 120. 



Sillcox, Henry. 111. 
Simonds, Catharine, 72. 

Mary, 73. 

Sally, 72. 

William, 70, 72-3. 
Simmons, Joseph, 84. 
Simpson, James, 246. 
Sinclair. Isaiah. 103. 

Sipple. , 90. 

Sitgreaves. Charlotte. 135. 

William, 133. 
SkillinfiTton. Kenelm, 90. 

Rachel. 90. 
SkiUman. Sarah, 111. 
Skinner, Hannah J., 87. 

Nancy, 92. 

St. John B. L., 87. 

Slayback, , 111. 

Slew, Dinah, 124. 
Small, Rebecca, 268. 
Smedley, Daniel, 244. 

Hannah, 244. 

Isaac, 244. 

Joel, 244. 

Louis v., 246. 

Mary, 245. 

Rebecca, 245. 
Smisson, Elizabeth, 127. 
Smith. , 124, 170. 

Anna H., 139. 

Anna P., 272. 

Charlotte, 104. 

David, 104. 

Fountain, 208. 

Hardin. 283. 

George P., 105. 

J.. 174, 184. 

Jacob, 105. 

James, 283. 

John, 174. 

John C, 104. 

Joseph, 206. 

Julia A., 107. 

Col. Lawrence, 48. 

Lois L., 203. 

Louis, 102. 

Lucy, 50. 

Mary, 102, 104, 139, 146, 245. 

Mary (Cocke), 51. 

Matilda B. L., 85. 

Montague G.. 203. 

Obadiah, 50-1. 

Rev. Philip, 139. 

Rachel, 215. 

Richard. 215. 

Rosanna, 117. 

Dr. S. F., 253. 

Sarah, 218, 220, 233. 

Sarah W., 253. 

Dr. Walter, 85. 

Wilmer, 106. 
Smythe, Mary, 290. 

William, 290. 
Siiead. Elizabeth. 287. 

Richard, 287. 
Snedeker, Charles H. and ?h. 184, 194. 

Florence E., 184. 

Hannah, 184. 

James and ch., 173, 184. 

John E. and ch., 184. 

Oscar P. and ch., 194. 

Rachel, 184. 

Samuel C. and ch., 194. 
Sneed. Sarah, 231. 
Snyder. Jane, 195. 

Snow, . 281. 

Snowden, Cora B., 144. 

Isaac, 160. 

William. 168. 
Solomon, Elizabeth M., 204. 



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Somers, Admiral, Sir Qeorge, 45. 

Charles, 289. 

John, 289. 

Lord, 4. 

Lord John, 289. 

Mary, 289. 
Somerset, Lady Henry, 3. 
Sommers, Col., 235. 
Southard, Col., Isaac, 172. 

Nancy, 195. 
Southerland, Johnson and oh., 56. 
Sx>ansrler, Col. T. L., 188. 
Spear, Mary H., 199. 
Spicer, Owen, 279. 
Stacy, Hannah, 238. 
Stalker, Alden, 269. 

Benjamin. 269. 
StallinKB. Richard, 84. 
Stanberry, Henry, 196. 
Standchen, Wilhelm, 258. 
Standen, Frances M., 258. 

William, 258. 
Standlsh, Sir Thomas, 291. 
Standley, Margaret, 239. 

Stanley, , 269. 

Stanton, Hon. Edwin M., 254. 

Hannah, 102. 

Isaac, 102. 
Staples, Luke, 72. 
Starbuck, Jesse, 270. 
Stark, Herman, 269. 
Starr, Charles, 75. 

Elizabeth A.. 75. 

Ellen M., 150. 

Georgre E., 150. 

Isaac, 142. 

James, 142, 150. 

Lydia M., 150. 

Samuel, 75. 

Sarah L., 150. 

Theodore D. and ch., 150. 
Stavely, John, 86. 
Stebbins, Henry and ch., 125. 
Stecker, Peter, 218. 
Stenhouse, Thomas B. H. and ch., 150. 

Stephens, , 285. 

Stephenson. Ede (Ida), 129. 
Sterltoig, Col., 119. 
Stevens, Anna I., 227. 

Caroline B., 228. 

Catharine M., 227. 

Catharine S. V. C, 227. 

Charles A., 228. 

BMwin A. and ch.. 226-7. 

Edwin A. Jr., and ch., 217, 228. 

Elizabeth (Alexander), 225. 

Elizabeth J., 226, 228. 

Esther B., 227. 

Francis B., 226-7. 

Harriet, 227. 

J. B.. 184. 

James A. and ch., 226-7. 

James A. Jr., 227. 

John, 38, 225, 227. 

John C, 149. 225. 

John G., 227. 

Juliana. 227. 

Mary, 227. 

Mary P., 227. 

Richard. 226. 228. 

Richard F. and ch.. 227. 

Robert L., 225-6, 8. 

Prof. W. O.. 135. 

Washington L.. 217. 

William. 70. 
Stevenson. Sarah, 220, 222, 247. 
Steward, Charlotte, 185, 196, 201. 

John, 185. 
Stillwell. Joseph and ch., 194. 

Obadlah. 131. 
Stirling, Lord, 30. 



Stockton. Lucius W., 214. 

Richard, 225. 

Samuel, 230. 

Samuel W., 38, 225. 

William C, 230. 
Stoddard, Benjamin, 76. 
Stokeiy, Harriet. 245. 
Stokes. James M. and cfa., 196. 
Stotesbury, EMlth L., 149. 

Edward T.. 149. 

Stout. , 184. 

Stoutenborough, Eleanor, 195. 

Stowe, Mrs. , 134. 117. 

Stuart, Charles. 83. 
Studebaker. Abraham. 274. 

Hannah E.. 274. 

Rachel. 274. 
Strachey. Arabella, 48. 

William. 48. 
Strong. Nelson. 80. 
Stryker. Frederick, 110. 
Stubs. Emily. 269. 
Stuyvesant. Gov., 27. 
Sullivan. Maria M.. 178. 186. 

Mary. 183. 

Judge Samuel, 178. 

Theodore G. and ch.. 197. 
Sulnon, Olga, 146. 
Sutfln, Peter, 168. 
Sutton, . 110, 206. 

Aaron, 110. 

Benjamin, 61. 

Catharine L., 204. 

David. 206. 

Elizabeth, 206. 

Franscenia, 110. 

Hannah, 206. 

Harriet A., «1. 

Sir Henry, 37, 205. 

Rev. James, 206. 

John, 206. 

Sarah. 205-7. 

Stephen, 61. 

Susannah, 206. 
Swain, Mary. 2S9. 
Swan, Frances N., 189. 

Hon. Samuel. M. D., 164. 189. 
Sweeney, Susanna, 103. 
Sweet, Frederick. 203. 

Richard H., 208. 
Swlck. James. 198. 
Swift, Rev. Richard, 60. 
Swiney, Daniel and ch., 255. 

William, 256. 



Taber. Henry M.. 143. 

Sydney R. and ch., 143. 
Talbot, Mary, 180, 191. 
Taliafero, Frances, 56. 

Col. Richard. 56. 
Tallman, Hannah. 219. 

Tapscott, , 186. 

Tarleton, Lillian. 285. 
Taylor. Albert, 192. 

Ann. 174. 

Augustus M.. 111. 

Chloe (Cox). 164. 

Deborah, 166. . ,^ 

Edward and ch.. 168. 1«5-<.A'* 

Rev. Ellsha E. L., D. D.. 19«. 

Elizabeth. 180. 246. 

Elizabeth A.. 169. 

Emily H., 169. 

George S.. 146. 

Hannah (Grover). 163. 

Gen. James, 174. 

James M., 190. 

Rev. James M.. D. D.. 190. ..^ 

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John B., 189. 
John W., 79. 
Hon. John W., 180. 
Joseph and ch.. 189. 178. 179. 
Lawrence, 166. 
BCary M.. 24$. 
Mehltable. 166. 
Mercy. 169. 

Richard and ch., 179. 190. 
Ruth W.. 14C. 
Sally. 180. 

William and ch., 163. 180. 192. 246. 
Gen. Zachary. 174. 
Ten Broeck. Chrt^Una, 180. 
Ten Brook, Jolm. 168. 
Ten Eyck, Augusta M., 162. 
Janie. 147. 
John C. 147. 
Mary, 110. 
Mary R.. 98. 
Mathlas. 17S. 
Tennant, Rev. William. 212. 
TerrllU lAicy, 58. 
Test, Daniel, 292. 

Mary, 292. 
Thackary. Slbella. 229. 
Thayer, Georgre C. and ch., 150. 
Henry, 102. 
John B.. 142. 150. 
John B. Jr. and ch.. 150. 
Martin, 142. 
Mary. 240. 
Mary B.. 160. 
Stephen H.. 93. 
Sydney and ch.. 160. 
ThlaUethwayte, Thomas. 289. 
Thomas. Addison. 93. 
Ann, 56. 
Edwin R.. 145. 
Elizabeth. 145. 
Elizabeth B.. 54, 58. 
Jesse. 267. 

Peter and ch., 70, 73. 
Rachel. 267. 
Sarah, 238. 
Susan, 56. 
Thompson. Frank L., 105. 
Jane. 72. 
John, 181. 

John S. and ch., 275. 
Mabel A, 276. 
Mrs. Sarah. 134. 
Thornton, Hannah. 102. 
Thrall, Newton W. and ch., 97. 
Throope. Susanna, 259. 

Tibbot, , 288. 

Tiger, Geor«e. 198. 
Timpson, Annie, 120. 
Tingley, Annie S.. 207. 
John A., 207. 
Samuel, 207. 
Tingsley. Elysabeth. 129. 
TItsworth, Abraham. 108. 
Todd. Adam. 36. 128. 
Floyd. 204. 
George W., 204. 
Margaret H., 139. 
_ Sarah, 128. 
Tolman. Almira S., 78. 
Tonks, Anne, 252. 
Towm, Abigail, 221-2. 
Townley. Mary, 206. 

Col. Richard. 205. 
Townsend, Capt. Adolphus C. 188. 
Henry W., 188. 
Jacob. 239. 
John. 243. 
Mary M., 203. 
Wallace. 261. 
Townsing. Thomas, 84. 



Trask, Josiah, 69. 

Sarah, 67, 69. 
Travis, Estelle. 185. 
Trembley, Anna. 206. 

George. 37, 205. 

Hannah. 37. 205-6. 

John. 205. 

Mary, 205. 

Peter. 206. 

Peter Jr., 206. 
Tripp, Clara P., 147. 

^Villlam. 147. 
Trueblood. Belie, 265. 
Tniefitt. Mary. 139. 
Tupper, Charles M., 81. 

Eliakim, 78. 

Esther. 78, 81. 

James. 78. 

Mrs. Leila, 79. 
Turpin, Mary T., 279. 
Turner, Jessie D., 143. 151. 

Jonathan, 125. 

Admiral Thomas, 143. 
Tynes. Richard W. and ch.. 133. 
Tyng, Rev. Dudley A, 227. 
Tyson, Ann, 246. 

Frank. 246. 

Hannah. 246. 



Ulmer, Catharine, 81. 
Umpstead. Mary, 244. 
Underwood, Benjamin, 24l>. 

James, 249. 
Usher, James, 259. 



Vache, Emilie. 117-18. 

John, 117. 
Vahan, Rachel, 165. 
Van Austin. Helen, 124. 

James. 124. 

Van Cleef, , 188. 

Van Den Bergh, Cornelia, 108-9. 

Goose, 108. 
Van Der Beek. Dorothy. 110. 

Jacques. 110. 
Van Der Beck, Conrad, 129. 
Vanderhoef, Alice C, 202. 
Vanderveer, Jacob, 177. 
Van Deursen, Abraham. 129. 

Annetje. 129. 

Susanna. 129. 
Van De venter, David P. and ch., 200. 
Van Doom, A«rnes, 186. 
Van Doren, John K., 110. 
Van Fleet, Sarah, 209. 
Vanderbilt, Anne. 221. 
Van Horn, Cornelius, 158. 

Thomas, 168. 
Van Houten, John. 108. 
Van Kirk, , 110. 

Ann, 175. 

Mary. 175. 

Thomas and ch., 166, 176. 

William, 175. 
Van Liew, Janet, 194. 

John and ch., 184. 

Maria. 194. 
Van Middleswert, Magdalen, 172, 188. 
Vannam, Mary, 288. 

Richard, 288. 
Van Nest, John and ch.. 111. 

Van Rensselaer, , 178. 

Van Vorst. Anna, 32. 
Van Zandt. Lucy A., 186, 196. 
Varian, Miles and ch.. 111. 
Vaughan, Capt. Robert, 83. 



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Vinton, Abel, 73. 77., 

Caroline, 77, 

Charles, 77. 

EUsha, 74, 77. 

Emily, 77. 

Frederick, 77. 

Sarah G., 77. 

Susan, 77. 
Von Group. Anna M., 152. 
Von Laueran-Stlebar, Maria A., 152. 
Von Preuschen, Baron and ch., 148. 

Baron Clemens, 152. 

Clemens E. L. and ch., 152. 

Ernest A. L. J., 152. 

Frank L., 162. 
Von Schloisnisg, Anna M., 152. 
Voorhees, Samuel, 164. 
Vowell, Elizabeth, 291. 

John, 291. 
Vuncanon, [Von Canon], Elizabeth, 278. 

W 

Wadleigh, Sumner, 104. 
Wasstalf, A«rnes. 120. 
Walker, Leonora, 125. 

William T. and ch.. 202. 
Wallace, Catharine, 102-8. 

Dorothy, 131. 

Joshua M., 164. 

Gen. Lew, — 

William, 102. 
Walllnerton, Benjamin P., 133. 
Walrot. Frank, 121. 
Warburton, Charles C. and ch., 201. 
Ward, Benjamin and ch., 54, 57. 

Caroline, 222. 

Delflna, 57. 

Hannah, 57. , 

Henry D. and ch., 197. 

Joshua, 57. 

Nancy, 56. 

Nellie, 54-6. 

Peggie, 57. 

Phoebe, J., 55, 68. 

Ruth, 57. 

Sarah. 234. 

Widow, 83. 
Warde, John, 287. 

Petronilla. 287. 
Ware, Kate, 98. 

Lucy B., 216. 
Warner, John. 111. 

Samuel. 111. 
Walwyn, , 288. 

Susan, 288. 
Warren, Bishop H, W., 265. 

Lena L.. 283. 

Martha, 67. 
Washington, Gen., 119, 133, 165, 169, 
216. 224. 

Mrs.. 224-5. 
Waters, Lucy, 111. 
Waterman, B. A., 247. 
Watson. Rear Admiral, 289. 

Catharine, 243. 

Elizabeth, 243. 

Hannah, 243. 

Martha, 289. 

William, 243. 

William H.. 87. 
Watts, Anna, 247. 

Robert 132. 
Way, Narclssa, 271. 
Wayne, Col., 119. 

Gen., 85. 
Weaver, Allen, 74. 

William, 74. 
Webb, Merlbah, 230. 
Webster, , 180. 



Weeks, Anne, 260. 

John, 105. 

Stephen B., 249. 
Weer, Elizabeth, 278-9. 
Weir, Elijah, 278. 
Welch, Rev. Edward. 176. 
Wells, Hugh, 246. 

Rebecca, 213. 

Rebecca A., 247. 
Welsh. Caroline T., 148. 

Daniel W., 198. 
Wene, George. 200. 

Perry, 200. 
Wenz, Marion G., 208. 
West, Capt Francis. 46, 47. 

Robert 6. 25, 45, 47. 29L 
Weetcott Sarah M.. 182, 192. 
Wharton, Agnes, 141. 148. 

Edith. 141. 160. 

Elizabeth, 141, 149. 

Ellen M., 141, 148. 

George and ch., 141, 150. 

George M.. 137. 14L 

Helen, 150. 

Helen R., 142. 

Hittie M.. 141. 149. 

Maria. 141. 

Richard and ch.. 141. 

William F.. 137. 141. 
Wheeler. Ann. 245. 

Charles. 150. 

Frank D. Jr.. 183. 

Gertrude M.. 160. 

Harry, 183. 
Vniitchurch. Will. 288. 
White. Ann. 130. 

John. 130. 

Mrs., 50. 
Whiting, Edwin. 241. 

Emellne, 241. 
Vniitnall, Mrs. Dr.. 242. 
Whitney. Christina. 138. 

Mary, 228. 

Sarah, 80. 
Whyte, William L.. 193. 
Widgery. Betsey. 78. 
Wlerman. Amy. 249. 

Gertrude. 249-50. 

Hannah. 267. 

Nicholas and ch.. 429. 

William. 249-50. 
Wikoff. Isaac. 136. 

Peter. 136. 

William. 136. 
Wildes, Elizabeth B., 201. 

Estelle B., 201. 

George and ch.. 198. 20L 

George Jr., 201. 

John E.. 201. 

Mary A.. 201. 
Wilhite, John, 284. 

Margaret 284 . 

Tobias. 284. 
Wilkinson, Matilda, 245. 

William, 245. 
Wilks, Penelope. 261. 
WUlets, Henry Y.. 188. 

Mary E.. 188. 

WiUey, , 289. 

WilUam III, 129. 

the Conqueror, 1. 2. 258, 287. 291. 
WllliamsL Alexander C, 148. 

Chiokley, 246. 

Edward, 84. 

Elizabeth. 60. 70. 74. 

Ellen M. W.. 148. 

Joseph. 70. 

Mary. 247. 

Richard N.. 148. 

Roger, 20. 229. 



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Samuel, 168. 

William, 124. 
wnUamaon, Dorothy, 81. 

James, 81. 

Janella. 81-2. 
Wmia, John, 89. 

Phoebe, 269. 
WQIa, D. M., 104. 
Wflmer, Jane EL, 191. 

Rev. Qeorge T., 191. 

Maria, 191. 

RL Rev. Jo8cn;>h P. B., D. D., 191. 

Marian H., 191. 

RL Rev. Richard H., 191. 

W. N.. 191. 

W. P., M. D., 191. 

Rev. WUUam H., D. D., and ch.,~ 
Wllaon, Edward, 208. 

Elisabeth, 131, 271. 

Ernest C, 106. 

Evi, 209. 

Hon. James J., 176-7. 

John, 244. 

Mary, 209. 

William and ch» 196. 
WIndle, Elisabeth B., 278. 
Wlnslow, . 173. 

Miriam. 270-1. 
Wlnsor, Emily C, 151. 

Henry, 142. 

James D. and ch., 142, 161. 

James D. Jr., 161. 

lioulae B., 161. 

Rebecca, 151. 

WlUiam D. and ch.. 142, 151. 
Wlntersmeet, , 109. 

Ellaabeth, 109. 
Wister, John, 150. 

Sarah H, 150. 
Wiswell, Enoch, 66. 
WItberger, William, 229. 
WIte. Mary, 69, 72. 
Woemay, Alma, 229. 

Wolcott , 127. 

Wolfe, Oen., 124. 
Wood, Charles, 144. 

Daniel H.. 147. 

Ehoch, 68. 

John, 144. 

Leander, 61. 

Lucy, 75. 

Magdalene, 86. 

Mary, or Magdalene, 107. 



Stephen, 181. 

WlUlam H. and ch., 147. 
Woodbury, Andrew, 65. 

Hannah, 15, 65, 67. 

Hush, 65, 67. 

Lo^la, 68, 71. 

Mary. 66, 67, 68. 

Samuel. 67. 
Woodbum, Walter R, 81. 
Woodslde. William, 183. 
Woodsman. William, 80. 
Woodward, Jane, 207. 

John, 246. 

Sally. 261. 
Woodworth. Abel M., 81. 

Benjamin F., 81. 

Joseph E., 78, 81. 

Ruble. 77. 

Ruth, 75. 79. 
Woody, John W.. 264. 
Woolhouse. Luther. 203. 

Theodore L., 203. 
Woolman, Sarah, 244. 
Woolrldse, Powhattan J. and ch.. 99. 
Worth. John, 87. 

Thomas and ch., 59. 
Worthen. Etta J., 107. 

Stephen M.. 107. 
Wright. S. O., 174. 

Mrs. Sarah A., 140. 

Sophia, 179. 
Wyckoff, . 181. 



[Wikoffl Charles and ch., 

Emma, l92. 

Peter and ch., 181. 192. 

William and ch., 181, 192. 

Wylkinson. . 89. 

Wyman, Samuel, 208. 



Yamall, Abigail, 244. 

Ellis, 139. 

Peter. 244. 
Tates. Capt. John E.. 82. 
York. Duke of. 6. 287. 
Toung, David, 229. 

George B., 231. 



Zanteinger. Ernest, 141. 
George. 141. 



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DESCENDED PROM 

JAMES AND SARAH COCK 

OP KILLINGWORTH UPON MATINECOCK. IN 

THE TOWNSHIP OP OYSTERBAY, 

U)NG ISLAND. NEW YORK 



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PREFACE 

To the descendants of James and Sarah (FClarke) Cock, these 
Presents come greeting, trusting that their compilation during the 
intermittent opportunities of leisure, amid the urgency of business 
life, may be of some satisfaction to all both lineal and collateral. 
This work was commenced by the elder compiler about 1880, with- 
out any definite expectation of publication, but on becoming ac- 
quainted, through correspondence, with the younger, arrangements 
were made for charting our collection in such form, that if ever 
we or any other parties should desire to commit to print, such plan 
would greatly facilitate its accomplishment. By a diligent cor- 
respondence throughout several vears, many of our charts were 
well filled, but before the close of the nineteenth centtuy, by press- 
ing business engagements on our part and decadent interest of our 
correspondents, communications almost entirely ceased; and when 
m 191 1 the opportunity of publication came, our addresses were 
many of them out of date and useless. The compilers hereof have 
used freely all accessible public and private records; have been 
favored with assistance from sundry co-workers in the genealogical 
field, and as they are a legion, to name some and not all would seem 
invidious; we therefore hereby acknowledge our obligations to all 
and singular. 

By our collaboration with Rev. Henry M. Cox we are enabled 
to accomplish our long cherished desire of publication, and now 
trusting that our efforts have not been in vain, we commend it to 
your sympathetic consideration. 

George William Cocks, 
John Cox, Jr. 
October, 1912. 



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CONTENTS 

Page 

Preface iii 

List of Illustrations vi 

List of Subscribers viii 

Abbreviations and Errata .- xi 

Cock, Cocks, Cox genealogy 1-279 

Appendix, containing : 

Clarke Lineage 281 

Bowne " 282 

Feake " 285 

Priar " 288 

Frost " 291 

Harcurt " 294 

Fones " 295 

Winthrop " 296 

Delaplaine " 297 

Change of Calendar 298 

Addenda (too late for proper placing) . . ., 299 

Index of names 301 



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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 

Portraits 

facing page 

Bell, John Nelson 132 

Bell, Oscar F. i33 

Bradley, Edith M. (Frost) 156 

Clark, Phebe (Eastgate) and son 209 

Cock, Effingham (476) 127 

Cock, Oliver (210) - 75 

Cock, Thomas (136), M. D. 5* 

Cock, Thomas F. (299), M. D. 97 

Cock, Hon. Townsend D. (660) 166 

Cock, William Riehle (301) 97 

Cocks, Harriet (HoUett) 207 

Cocks, George William (722) - - - - Frontispiece 

Cocks, Isaac H. (732) 176 

Cocks, Mary W. (Torry) 206 

Cocks, Nicholas T. (i473) 258 

Cocks, Rowland (960) 206 

Cocks, Townsend (961) 207 

Cocks, William T. (323) 102 

Cocks, Hon. William W. (1245) 245 

Cox, Rev. Benjamin (403) "5 

Cox, Caleb (197) 7^ 

Cox, Darius (1112) 226 

Cox, Edwin (948) 130 

Cox, Francis Evelyn (i595) ^^ 

Cox, Isaac (371), M. D. 109 

Cox, James (486) - - 130 

Cox, John (607) 159 

Cox, John, Jr. ( 1 143) 233 

Cox, Joshua Barton (436), M. D. 7' 

Cox, Louisa C. (Heins) 72 

Cox, Mary (Cunningham) I59 

Cox, Orville E. (866) "5 

Cox, Stephen (608) 160 

Cox, William Henry Harrison (441) 72 

Delaplaine, Huldah 298 

Delaplaine, Lewis S.- - - - - - - - 297 

Delaplaine, Louis S. - 299 

Delaplaine, Robert McCoy 297 

Delaplaine, William A. 299 

Eastgate, Emma (972) (Cocks) 209 

Evans, Anna (487) (Cocks) 13^ 

Evans, Samuel T. - - -,- - - - -I3^ 

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Frost, James S. - - - - - - - - -156 

Frost, Prier 156 

Frost, Samuel R. .-. 156 

Frost, Vincent J. -- 156 

Frost, Zilpha (599) (Cox) 156 

Hicks, Frederick Cocks (1247) ------ 246 

Hunt, Levi 137 

Hunt, Phebe (509) (Cock) 137 

Kellar, Elizabeth M, (Evans) 131 

Thayer, Elizabeth H. (1246) ------ 245 

Winthrop, Adam -------- 296 

Buildings 

Bowne House, Flushing 282 

Isaac (593) Cox, residence 153 

Isaac H. (732) Cocks, residence - - - - - ' "^77 

Richard (140) Cock, Mill 60 

William Burling (733) Cocks, residence - - - - 15 

Peter (251) Cock, residence 15 

Meeting Houses: 

Flushing --------- 282 

Manhasset - -.---.-21 

Matinecock ---.--.-21 

Westbury - - - - - - - "'^77 

Wheatland -- 153 

Piping Rock Qub House - - - - - - -11 

John Underbill, residence - 60 

Thomas Underfiill, residence ------ 258 

Documents, Etc. 

Map of Matinecock ----- Back of volume 
Deed from Indians to James (i) Cock - - - - 6 

James (8) Cock, Marriage Certificate 17 

Caleb (197) Cox, Commission, 1812 7a 



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LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS 

Allen, Mrs. James A.. De Land, Fla. 

Angell, Stephen L., Scarsdale, N. T. 

Ayres, Anna T. (Cox), The Bartram, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Beers, Bert L., 8 Mather St., Hartford, Ck>iin. 

Bell, Miss Daisy, Wellinirton, O. 

Bell, John N., 5 E. 2d St., Dayton, O. 

Bell. Oscar F., Higrhwood, 111. 

Brown, Mrs. Thomas, Scottsville, N. Y. 

Budlong, Isaac, ScottsviUe, N. Y. 

Bushnell, Mrs. P. K., R. D. No. 1, Medina, N. Y. 

Busselle, Harriet M., Chappaqua, N. Y. 

Carpenter, Mrs. Charles R., 13 Albion St, SomerviUe, 

Chapin, Mrs. Josiah L., Spencer Arms, 69th St. and Broadway, N. T. 

Churchill, Mrs. C. H., Alliance, Neb. 

Churchill, Gertrude E., Hewitt, Neb. 

Clapp, Percy E., 165 Troup St.. Rochester, N. Y. 

Clark, Phebe (Eastgate), 5212 Kimbark Ave., Chicago, IlL 

Cock. Arthur M., Auburn, N. Y. 

Cock. Au«:ustus G., Locust Valley, N. Y. 

Cock. Charles A., Ansonia, Oonn. 

Cock, Daniel F., Plqua, O. 

Cock, Frederick D., Hampton, Va. 

Cock, Frederick M., R. D. No. 1, Harrison, Ark. 

Cock. Mary A., 29 Mitchell Ave.. Flushing, N. Y. 

Cock, Hon. Townsend D., Locust Valley, N. Y. 

Cock. William R., Plainfleld, N. J. 

Cocks, Charles C, Cornwall, N. Y. 

Cocks, Charles P., Brainerd, Minn. 

Cocks, Charles P., 41 Brevoort PL, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Cocks, Elijah G., 556 E. 9th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Cocks, Elisabeth. 828 Sterling PL. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Cocks, Dr. George H., 1986 Madison Ave., N. Y. 

Cocks, George H., Mayflower Ave., New Rochelle. N. Y. 

Cocks, Gilbert T., Cornwall, N. Y. 

Cocks, Isaac M., Comwall-on-Hudson. N. Y. 

Cocks, Jacob V. D. Idlewild, N. Y» 

Cocks, John, 180 Berkeley PL, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Cocks, Miss Maud F., 112 W. 120th St, N. Y. 

Cocks, Nicholas T., 621 E. 182d St, N. Y. 

Cocks, Orrin G., 2626 Grand Ave., N. Y. 

Cocks, Peter, Bayville, N. Y. 

Cocks, Rebecca C, Belmar, N. J. 

Cocks, Rowland, Cornwall. N. Y. 

Cocks, Townsend, N. J. Spring Co., J. C, N. J. 

Cocks, W. Burling, Locust Valley, N. Y. 

Cocks, Wm. Bull, Comwall-on-Hudson, N. Y. 

Cocks, William Henry, Glen Cove, N. Y. 

Cocks, William R., Rockville Centre, N. Y. 

Cocks, William W., Rochester Junction, N. Y. 

Cocks, William WlUets. Old Westbury, N. Y. 

Cox, Alfred Frank. R. D., 22, Kent, N. Y. 

Cox, Arthur D., Box 1082, Billings, Mont 

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Cox. Daniel H., 16 William St, N. Y. 

Cdx, David H., Hawthorne, N. Y. 

Cox, Douglas F., Llewelyn Park, N. J. 

Cox, De Lob L., 68 Spring St, White Plains, N. Y. 

Cox, E:dmund V. D., 839 Sanford Ave., Flushing, N. Y. 

Cox. Edna Willmot, 228 Ninth St, Norfolk, Va. 

Cox, Eklward H., Sanborn, N. Y. 

Cox, Eidward It, Menlo, la. 

Cox, George A., Petoakey, Mich. 

Cox, Harriet M., 1917 Stevens Ave.. Minneapolis, Minn. 

Cox, Henry £1, Qeneseo, N. Y. 

Cox, Edward It, 91 Centre St, N. Y. 

Cox, Mrs. Isaac L., 88 Wash. Terrace, E. Orange, N. J. 

Cox, James L.. Scottsville, N. Y. 

Cox, J. Hobart, Armonk, N. Y. 

Cox, Joseph M., W. Henrietta, N. Y. 

Cox, Louis M., 56 Elba St, Rochester. N. Y. 

Cox, Marcus H., 550 Turner St, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Cox, Melville B., R. D. 1, Holly, Colo. 

Cox, Nina F.. 315 Seventh St, Red Wing, Minn. 

Cox, OrvlUe E., Essex Junction, Vt 

Cox, Ralph L., Webster City. la. 

Cox, Robert B., Scottsville, N. Y. 

Cox, Robert F., Moylan. Pa. 

Cox, Robert H., 28 Nassau St, N. Y. 

Cox, Stephen Irwin, 520 Avon St, La Crosse, Wis. 

Cox, Stephen W., ScottsvlUe, N. Y. 

Cox, Thomas H.. 1208 Madison St, Seattle, Wash. 

Cox, Thomas P., R. D. 6, Topeka, Kan. 

Cox. Walter S.. Scottsville, N. Y. 

Cox, William J., No. Franklin, Conn. 

Cox, Wilmot T., 34 Pine St, N. Y. 

Coles. Frances (Cocks) Glen Cove, N. Y. 

Coles, Julia (Weeks), Glen Cove, N. Y. 

0)les, Mrs. Mary T., Oyster Bay, N. Y. 

Colonial Dames of N. Y., 105 W. 40th St, N. Y. 

Conway, Mrs. T. A., 6 Grant Ave.. New Brunswick, N. J. 

Cope, Gilbert, Westchester, Pa. 

(Cornell, Rev. John, Yonkers, N. Y. 

Corwin, Mrs. Charles A., 38 Wash. Terrace, E5. Orange, N. J. 

Oaft Anna W., Glen Cove, N. Y. 

Oavath, Paul D., Locust Valley, N. Y. 

Cuimingham,Mrs. W. B., 9 Bradford Ave.. Montclair. N. J. 

Delaplaine. Mrs. Robert 1311 Chapline St. Wheeling. W. Va. 

Doubleday, Mrs. F. N., Locust Valley. N. Y. 

Du Val, Mrs. H. C, 995 Madison Ave., N. Y. 

Eastgate. Alfred, Tolna, North Dakota. * 

Eastgate, Charles, Larimore, N. D. 

Evans. Samuel M., Essex Fells, N. J. 

Evarts, Alice (Cock). Windsor, Vt 

Finch. R. J., Arapahoe. Neb. 

Forman. Alex. Merle. 116 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Franklin, Walter, Oyster Bay, N. Y. 

Friends* Library, Fifteenth St, N. Y. 

Prost 'James S., Lakemont N. Y. 

Gale, Sarah (Cox), Mineral Point Wis. 

Garbutt Mrs. Robert R., Scottsville, N. Y. 

Giddings, Theron F., 150 Jefferson Ave., Detroit Mich. 

Greene, (George J., Camden, Del. 

Gummere, Francis B., Haverford, Pa. 

Gummere, Henry V., Llanerch, Pa. 

Gummere. R, Morris, South Bethlehem. Pa. 



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Hallock, Mrs. C. D., 41 State St., Ossinlng. N. Y. 

Hand, Miss Susan C, Mountainville, N. Y. 

Hanford, Rear Admiral Franklin, SoottsviUe. N. Y. 

Hardie, Miss Catharine M. C, 188 E. 40th St.. N. Y. 

Hart, Martha (Cox). N. Rush. N. Y. 

Hazard. John F.. 8222 Turner St.. Philadelphia. Pa. 

Hicks, Frederick Cocks, 7 Wall St.. N. Y. 

Hires. Elizabeth (Cox), 3720 Main St. Kansas City. Mo. 

Hodenpyl. Anton. Locust Valley. N. Y. 

Huck. Mrs. Peter H.. Ste. Genevieve, Mo. 

Hunt. (3eorge. Chappaqua, N. Y. 

Iden, Jane Elisabeth (Cocks), Aurora. N. Y. 

Jameson. Mattie Slade, 209 Dartmouth St., Rochester, N. Y. 

Kellar, Elisabeth M. E., 80 Woodland Ave., New Rochelle. N. Y. 

Lawson, Sarah A., Rouse's Point, N. Y. 

Locust Valley Library, Locust Valley, N. Y. 

Luxon, Melissa J.. 729 Diamond Ave., Woodhaven, N. Y. 

Martin, James. ScottsviUe, N. Y. 

Martin, T. Eugene, 102 Standart St, Syracuse. N. Y. 

Mather, Frederick G., Stamford. Conn. 

Miller, Elbert T. H., ScottsviUe, N. Y. 

Miller, Mrs. Etta F., ScottsviUe, N. Y. 

Montant, Mrs. C. B., Oyster Bay, N. Y. 

Morton, Miss H. K., 1342 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mosher. Charles, Indianapolis. Ind. 

Mott, Hopper S„ 778 Eleventh Ave., N. Y. 

Murray, Phebe Anna (Cock), Chappaqua, N. Y. 

NicoU, Mrs. De Lancey, 23 E. 39th St, N. Y. 

O'Connor, Wm. J., 19 W. 10th St, N. Y. 

Parry, Hannah S. (Cocks), Higrhland Falls, N. Y. 

Payne, Wood & Littlejohn, Mineola, N. Y. 

Pendleton, Greorge B., New Bern, N. C. 

Pierce, Hannah J., PleasantviUe, N. Y. 

Powell. Glencora M., Oyster Bay, N. Y. 

Powell, Mrs. M. L., 812 Crawford St.. Vicksburs, Miss. 

Rider, Catharine A., Wyalusin^r, Pa. 

Rider, James, Central Valley, N. Y. 

Robinson, J. G., Hampton, Va. 

Romer, Charlotte A. (Hunt) PleasantviUe, N. Y. 

Root, Jane (Cox), 621 Eleventh St, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Schaaf, Ida (Cox), St Mary's, Mo. 

Scofleld, Frank H., La Crosse. Wis. 

Scott, Mrs. John F.. Westchester. N. Y. City. 

Seaman. Clement M., 25 Commonwealth Ave.. Boston, Mass. 

Shackleton, Mrs. Louisa. Cleveland, O. 

Shaw, Mrs. A. L., 4255 Virginia Ave.. St Louis, Mo. 

Shaw, Mrs. Philip A., St Louis, Mo. 

Sheldon, Hiram A., Redfleld. South Dakota. 

Shotwell, ArabeUe (Cox). R. D. 2, Twin FaUs, Idaho. 

Smith, Mrs. WlUiam W., Oyster Bay, N. Y. 

Spears, H. D., 16 E. 69th St, N. Y. 

Sykes, Mrs. Bascom, 127 Washington St., Portsmouth, Va. 

Titus, Edmund D., 'The World" office, N. Y. 

Titus, E. G., Logan, Utah. 

Titus, Mrs. Enwood V., Glen Cove, N. Y. 

Titus. S. Townsend. Glen Cove, N. Y. 

Tepper. Mrs. Frederick, Wyoming, N. J. 

Thayer, Elizabeth H. (Cocks), Port Washington, N. Y. 

Thome, Harold, Glen Cove, N. Y. 

Toedtberg, Emma, L. I. Hist. Soc, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Townsend, Rev. J. H., Hamden, Conn. 



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Underbill, Misa Maria W., Oyster Bay, N. Y. 

Underhlll, Mrs. Thomas F., Locust Valley, N. Y. 

Uterhart & Graham, 27 Cedar St, N. Y. 

Wakeman, Elbert, Mill Neck, N. Y. 

Waller, Denham W., Seneca Falls, N. Y. 

Waller, Elmer B., Maryville College, Ky. 

Weekes, Annie C, Sea Cliff, N. Y. 

Wetmore, Mrs. Edward W., Essex, Conn. 

White, Mrs. Carleton H., 198 Anderson PL, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Whlttaker, Mrs. E. P., Rio, N. Y. 

WiUets, Mrs. Joseph H., Cold Sprin^r Harbor, N. Y. 

Wlllets, Martha (Cocks), Purchase, N. Y. 

WUlits. Frederick E., Glen Cove, N. Y. 

Wood. Mrs. David B., 2160 Jefferson St., Springfleld, Mo. 

Yates, Mrs. F. W., 136 So. Fltzhufrh St, Rochester, N. Y. 



ABBREVIATIONS AND ERRATA 

The following: abbreviations are used: 
b. — bom. 
bapt — baptized. 
d.>--dled. 

m. — ^married or marriaare. 
unm. — ^unmarried, 
dau.— daughter. 

m. int — marriage Intention (in Friends' Meeting). 

Ort of clear. — Certificate of clearness (from other like engagements) issued 
by his M. M. to a Friend about to marry a member of another M. M. 
M. M. — Monthly Meeting of Friends. 
P. M. — Preparative Meeting of Friends. 
Q. M. — Quarterly Meeting of Friends. 
Tp. — Township, 
rem. cert — Certificate of removal from one M. M. to another. 



P. 20. 2d line, GUmceater Incorrectly spelled. 

P. 29. 9th line, Cook's should be cancelled. 

P. 63. Jacob, son of Samuel 160, should have number St7. 

P. 81. 13th line, James and Johanna (Parkhurst) Byrd should read John 

and Johanna (Parkhurst) Byrd. 

P. 87. 3d line from bottom, Livingston incorrectly spelled. 

P. 88. Near bottom. EUsha 5», should read Ellsha 1105. 

P. 93. Near top, August F. should read Augusta F. 

P. 98. 6th line, Sarah Elizabeth Teal, should be Theal. 

P. 105. 74f James Edward should be 752. 

P. 110. an David should be SOS. 

P. 111. 808 George m. Sarah A. Coddington. 

P. 115. 868 Henry C. delete dagger. 

P. 123. 887 Stephen Mott m. 2d, GriffitK not Griffis. 

P. 130. 951 Harriet V. m. Hiram T. Eames. 

P. 132. 3d line from bottom, Arthur Elliott, hioorrectly spelled. 

P. 134. 4th Itaie, MeCrUlers should be McCHlUs. 

P. 141. 1011 Thomas, prefix dagger. 

P. 143. 1000 Frederick, should be lOila. 

P. 146. 13th line from bottom, Townsend should be in parenthesis. 

P. 147. 1061 Susan, delete dagger. 

P. 161. Sarah Frost (715) Cock, wife of 582 William Henry, should be 786. 

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p. 167. Top line. 660 Martha should be 600, 

P. 163. 11th line, Pultnej/ville incorrectly spelled. 

P. 167. 3d line, Spangenberg incorrectly spelled. 

P. 169. 16th line, Hallock should be in parentheses 

P. 169. Date of b. of Richard 1212, should be 7.i9.I861. 

P. 173. Last line, Ellen A. Wigierins should be Ellen R. Wiggrins. 

P. 180. 1267 Willia should be William, 

P. 196. 1393 Jacob F. m. Mary A. Reid. 

P. 209. Charles Edward, last child of Jacob 970 should be 1508. 

P. 216. 15th line from bottom should be James 8uydafn. 

P. 217. 7th line from bottom should be Edmund Van Dyke, and these three 

children numbered, ISS^a, ISSJ^h, ISSJ^o. 

P. 235. 1158 Charles James m. Ellen 1109 Cox. 

P. 237. First line, Heioit, incorrectly spelled. 

P. 245. Isaac Hicks Cocks of William 1245 should be lOBka. 

P. 251. 1332 George Whitfield has superfluous e. 

P. 263. Last paragraph Genesee misspelled twice. 

P. 267. 3d line, read Robinson in place of Sanborn. 

P. 268. 14th line. Sandwich incorrectly spelled. 



The Compilers will be grateful to readers who bring other errata to tlielr 
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FIRST GENERATION 

I. JAMES COCK, ancestor of the Quaker Family of Long Island, 
New York, and elsewhere in America, was with small doubt born 
in Old England, and probably in the County of Norfolk, Blomefield's 
History of which, shows upon its pages, the name with even greater 
diversity of orthography than obtains here in America at the present 
time, applied to all sorts and conditions of men ; Aldermen, Bishops, 
Chaplains, Esquires, Gentlemen, Lawyers, Members of Parliament, 
Mayors, Merchants, Priests, Priors, Rectors, Sheriffs, Sirs, Vicars 
and Yeoman within its bounds from early in the Fifteenth Century. 
In 1401 "Bukenham Manor formerly belonging to Bury Abbey was 
divided into small parcels, for in the feocfiiry of that year Adam 
Cock of Bukenham and his partners held it. In 1479 J^^n Coke was 
ordered buried in the new aisle of St. Martins Church in New 
Bukenham and he gave five marks towards leading [roofing] the 
Church". In 163 1 "the site of the Close alias Cromwell's Manor in 
Bukenham, Attleburgh and Besthorp was settled by George Cock, 
Esq., Robert, Richard and Francis Cock, Gentlemen." 

This would have been of small account but for the appearance on 
the Records of the Township of Oysterbay on Long Island about 
1730 of the name "Buckram" designating a territory, then and for- 
merly occupied by the descendants of James Cock; later shown to 
have been used in denoting the districts of the Highway Overseers 
of the Town, thus, "1741 George Frost for Buckeram, 1742 Samson 
Hauxhurst for Buckeram, 1743 Samson Hauxhurst for Buckerham, 
1744 Joshua Cock for Buckeram, 1745 Joshua Cock for Buckerham, 
1746 Hezekiah Cock for Buckeram;" and continued in vogue as 
name of place and Post Office until about 1854 when the progressives 
of the period procured the substitution of Locust Valley because of 
the abundance of the Robina Pseudacacia (Yellow locust) there 
abounding. 

There is a tradition current among some branches of the family 
that our ancestor came from Wales, but the absence of distinctively 
Welsh names among the descendants tends to discredit it. Another 
tradition perhaps more authentic, was to the effect that the vessel 
on which James Cock came, encountered a great storm, in the 
midst of which a severe shock was felt as of striking a rock, and the 
vessel springing a leak, it was feared they were lost, but the per- 
sistent prayers of the passengers so prevailed that the ship was 
brought to land at the Bermuda Islands, and being "hove out" it 
appeared that the side of the vessel had been penetrated by the 
weapon of a great swordfish, which was broken off by the shock and 
remained imbedded in the planking. 

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Inquiries have been made and it is found that the Cock family was 
represented at the Bermudas even earlier than James Cock's arrival 
thereat. Whether he tarried awhile or continued with the vessel, is 
not known, but the records of the Town of Southold, situated on the 
"North Fluke" of the East end of Long Island, show on a list of the 
inhabitants of the Village Plot in the period 1648-1658, the names 
of James Cook (on the map Cock) with those of Capt. John Under- 
bill, John Bayles (also from Bermuda) Thomas Mapes (also from 
County Norfolk) and Thomas Terry all of whom were associated 
with him at Seatauke and Oysterbay. 

These records also show that James Cock was in the use of a 
House and Lot which Geoffrey Easty on August 12, 1657 did sell 
to Thomas Mapes of Southold, planter, and which Tbomas Mapes 
conveyed on Apl. 14, 1659, ^^ Henry Case, describing it as "late in 
occupation of James Cock". 

There were Quakers at Southold, notably Humphrey Norton who 
was haled to the court at New Haven for traducing the Rev. John 
Youngs, and was, for spreading sundry heretical opinions fined i20, 
whipped and banished from the jurisdiction. There were then and 
later, sympathetic with Friends, the Sylvesters, the Booths, John 
Hallock, who, marrying a Quaker damsel, was disinherited by his 
father, John Budd Sr. who was fined for entertaining Friends, and 
several sons of Thomas Mapes, of whom Joseph was an outspoken 
Member of Friends and in 1700 "desired a meeting to be appointed 
once a year at Southold". 

Some of the Friends were Merchant-adventurers as indicated by 
the following from the Southold records. Certain young men with- 
out the love of their neighbors as themselves in their hearts, went 
down to Oysterpond Neck ostensibly to hunt for wild turkeys, but 
coming across some of their neighbors' swine, which had been turned 
on the Neck to forage for themselves and to increase and multiply, 
they the said hunters killed and dressed several of the swine and 
carrying the meat down to the ships, "traded it with the Quakers 
for cloathes", one of the men getting for his barrel of Pork "a 
cloake, a read suite and a Silk Neck Cloath". 

Southold with Setauket, Huntington and Oysterbay had a very 
considerable trade with the West India Islands, sending thither 
salted meats and pipe-staves with which to construct barrels, hogs- 
heads and pipes to contain the sugar, molasses, rum and sack for the 
return cargo, which then being transhipped to smaller vessels, was 
delivered in New Amsterdam without payment of customs duty to 
the Dutch. 

Our ancestor next appears at Ashford on Cromwell Bay, alias 
Setauket, in the now Town of Brookhaven, about forty miles west 
of Southold, bounded north by the Sound, and bemg opposite 
Bridgeport in Connecticut. He was accompanied thither by Capt. 
John Underbill, William Frost, Thomas Mapes, John Bayles, and 
probably William Simson and Samuel Dayton. With his neighbors 
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at Hartford ; the original of which is still to be seen in the Connecti- 
cut State Archives at Hartford. 

"Cromwell Bay alias Setauke Aug. ye 6, 1659 It having pleased 
God to dispose the harts of us the inhabitants of the place aforesaid, 
to subject our plantation, persons and estats under the protection 
and government of the Coloney of conetocoke, for the full accom- 
plishment of the premises, wee the said inhabitance doe request the 
faviour of our trusty and beloved associates Ensign Alexander Brian 
and Samuel Sherman to solicit our union with the said Colloney, 
that we may be accepted a member of the sayd body poUitick; the 
terms specified in all humbleness, three years rate free in respect 
of our low estate and charge in poynt of purchas. Secondly, in re- 
gard of our remoteness from the head Court and the uncertain pas- 
sage over the Sound ; that like privilege might be granted us liveing 
on Long Island equall with South and East Hampton ; the aforesayd 
terms being granted unto us, wee, the sayd inhabitance athorize the 
sayd Alixander and Samuel to ratifie and conclude the sayd union as 
if wee the sayd inhabitance were personally present. Subscribed 
with a unanimous Consent, the day and date above written". Signed 
by "John Underbill, Richard Woodhull, Roger Cheston, John Jen- 
ner, William Frost, Thomas Harlow, James Cock, John Diar, Ed- 
ward Rous, Thomas Francis, Thomas Mabbes, George Wood, Henry 
Rogers, Robert Acreley. These in the name of the rest." 

Colonial Record of Connecticut. Vol. i. p. 40-1 At a session of 
the General Court at Hartford, Oct. 6, 1659. "Cromwell Bay being 
propounded to this Court to be admitted and receaved under this 
Government, The Court considering the same, have and doe declare 
their willingness to accept the said plantation of Setauke under this 
Jurisdiction, soe far as they do not intrench upon the Articles of 
Confederation with the other Colonies and therefore desire the in- 
habitants of Setauke to attend the next sitting of the Commissioners 
at New Haven and if they think meet to act for and in their own be- 
half in ye premises". The mark of our Ancestor as on above record, 
is "James X Coke". 

James Cock seems to have had several allotments of land at 
Setauke in 1661 which were assigned to Henry Perrin, and early 
in 1662 he appears in Oysterbay as purchasing a House and house 
lot. 

Oyster Bay so called (in 1650 by Comelis Van Tienhoven, Secre- 
tary of the Province,) from the g^eat abundance of fine and delicate 
oysters which are found there, is an arm of the Sound running in 
Southerly between two headlands, Lloyd's Neck on the East and 
Hog (now Centre) Island on the West, situated about thirty miles 
East of New York, and opposite Stamford on the mainland. From 
this Bay was named the territory purchased of the Indians, Anno 
Domini, one thousand six hundred and fifty three, as followeth. 

"This writing witnesseth y^ Assiapum alias Mohenes have Sold 
.unto Peter Wright, Samuel Mayo & William Leverich, their Heires, 
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upon Oysterbay & Bounded by Oyster River to ye East Side, Papa- 
quatunk River on ye West side with all woods, meadows, uplands, 
ponds and all other appurtenances lying between the bounds afore- 
said, with all the Islands lying to the seaward, excepting one Island 
commonly called Hog Island, and bounded near southward by a 
point of trees called Cantiague. In consideration of which bargain 
& sale, he is to receive as full satisfaction, six Indian coats, six 
Kettles, six fathom of wampiun, six hoes, five hatchets, three pair 
stockings, thirty awl blades or muxes, twenty Knives, three shirts 
and as much Peague as will amount to four pounds sterling. 
In witness whereof he hath Sett to his Mark. 
In ye presence of 

William Washborne Assiapum or 

Anthony Wright Mohenes (X) his Marke. 

Robert Williams 

Wee within named Samuel Maio, Peter Wright & William Lev- 
erich Do accept as Joynt purchasers with our Selves in the persons 
under Specified to ye like right & Interest as wee have ourselves 
in ye Lands purchased of Assiopum & particularly mentioned in the 
writing made & Subscribed by himself & other Indeans respectively 
Intressed in the names of such as were absent Acted by him and 
them all. :. Witness our hands. William Leverich 

Joint purchasers with us. Samuel Mayo 

Wm. Washbourne 

Tho: Armitage Recorded in ye Office at 

Daniel Whitehead New York this 27 day of 

Anthony Wright March 1667. 

Robert Williams Per Matthias Nicolle 

John Washbourne Sec^" 

Richard HoUbrook 

The expedition for the settlement of Oyster Bay was organized 
by Rev. William Leverich who came in the **]Bxnes'* from London 
to New England in 1633 and preached in Boston and other places 
including Sandwich, Cape Cod, where he arranged with Samuel 
Mayo, owner of the sloop "Desire" of Barnstable, Capt. John Dickin- 
son, to bring his and Peter Wright's goods and chattels to Oyster 
Bay. The vessel was seized while in Hempstead Harbor by one 
Thomas Baxter under pretence of authority from Rhode Island 
while cruising against the Dutch, the vessel being as was alleged 
within the limits of Dutch territory. On an appeal to the General 
Court at Hartford by Mayo it was adjudged that Baxter should pay 
Mr. Leverich £150, but that the sails, ropes, two guns &c &c if re- 
turned with the vessel should be accounted as ii8 toward that 
amount. 

Coming to Oyster Bay in 1662 James Cock must have found 
there besides those mentioned in the Indian Deed, Nicholas and 
Caleb Wright, Robert Forman and sons, Francis Weekes and sons, 
John, Henry and Richard Townsend, Daniel, Robert and Nathaniel 
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Dickinson, with sundry of whose progeny his descendants later 
formed alliances. 

The records of the Town of "Oysterbay" (the official title of the 
Township as distinguished from "Oyster Bay" designating the "set- 
tlement place" or Village) show as follows: — 

"Oysterbay this 2th of ye 6 month 1662. Be it Known Unto all 
men by this presence, that I, John Digeson of Oyster bay on Long 
Island do hereby Acknowledge and Confess to have fully Sold all 
my Right, Title and Interest of ye House and house lot that was 
Henry Desborah's, which is Two thirds of ye lot Granted by ye Sd 
Town bounded with my Land on ye East and henry Townsend's 
Land on ye West and ye highway on ye Southend : and I have also 
Sold with it one Shear of Meadow at Montinecock and all common 
rights & privilidges of Common Land & Timber yt do any ways 
[appertain] to or belong to ye Sd house & Lot as other Townsmen 
have, 3rt is to be taken up ; unto James Coke of Seacaucket on ye Sd 
Island for Satisfaction already received and do hereby promise to 
fence half between my land and yt I have Sold, provided James do 
fence ye other haff with me. I say I have Sold and am to deliver 
the afore named house and Lott with all ye appurtenances above 
mentioned on ye Last of 8th month next Ensuing ye date hereof 
and yt I am to give quiet possession, Having Sold it from me, my 
heirs and assigns. To him his heirs and assigns [forever] to Inioye 
Without Molestation by me or any from me, as witness my hand. 
In presence of us John Dickinson (Seal) 

the mark X of John Townsend 
Henery Townsend." 

This property was in the Westerly part of the "Town" as the 
residential portion was called, near the Mill built by the Townsends, 
and here our ancestor lived until 1669, acquiring by Town Meeting 
grants, purchase and exchange, some considerable increase to his 
holdings ; served in 1668 and 1669 as one of the four Overseers, who 
with the Constable constituted the Town Government, and in May 
of the latter year made the following contract with the Indians : — 

"Oyster Baye this 29th of May 1&9. 

This presant deed of Sale witnesseth yt wee ye Indian propriators 
of Matenacock hose names are hereunder subscribed have bargened, 
sould and made over unto Jeames Coke of Oyster bay in ye North 
riding of New Yorkshare, A. sartin trackt of land lying and being 
as here bounded Joyning on ye south end to mathy priar's bounds, 
and on ye West side with ye fut way and ye east side with ye solt 
medows and so to run upon an even breadth to ye solt medow on ye 
north end which we gave to Capt. John Underbill: wee ye above 
said Indians do here own to have sould this before mentioned land 
with other previlidges thereunto belonging as timber and Comonig; 
with all other benefits as fishing and foulleing, hookeing, huntting 
and Minneralls According to law, to ye Abovesaid Jeames Coke his 
Ayres, or Asings as his or theres to have and to hold forever as 
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and Asinges for ever : and further Ingage yt ye said Jeames Coke 
shall have pesable possession of ye abovesaid land : and to Inioy it 
free from molestation by us or from any after us and to our untmost 
endeavor to defend it Against all claims whatsumever, having re- 
seved Full Satesfaction for it as upon this exprest. As witness our 
hands day and date above written and in ye 21st yeare of ye Kings 
Raine. 

The abovesaid certified to be punctially according to the bargain 
between ye Indians and ye said Jeames Coke, I being their in- 
terpreter as witness my hand Robert Williams. 
Sined, sealed and Delivered 

in presence of us this 27th 

day of December 1699 

Henry Townsend 

Gedion Wright 

James Townsend 

Indian Witnesses 

ye mark of Weerow 

ye mark of Shongomuck . 

ye mark of Rogger I 

ye mark of Guwarow". | 

Under the foregoing Deed of conveyance eight generations of the ' 

Cock name have here lived about two hundred and thirty years, I 

This deed was, in the *6os, mounted on canvas for better preserva- 
tion, but insects, attracted by the paste, having wrought injury, it 
was hermetically sealed between glass plates about twenty years ago, * 

at which time the photograph herein reproduced was made. The I 

original is in possession of Miss Emily Cock, at Oyster Bay, L. I., I 

1912. 

This purchase from the aborigines was bounded north by a "little | 

neuk" or strip of salt meadow separating it from the Beach of Long 
Island Sound. This beautiful beach, formed in pre-historic times | 

by the winds and waves wearing down and distributing longitudinal- ^ 

ly the detritus from the adjacent headlands of Oak Neck on the East 1 

and Fox Island on the West, lies about opposite Byram Point, Port I 

Chester, on the Mainland. The Plantation was bounded on the East ' 

by the Salt Meadows of Oak Neck Creek, West by the meadows of ( 

Simson's or Frost's Creek, and South by Matthew Priar's plantation, 
being about three fourths of a mile in length North and South and 
containing probably one hundred acres of arable land. The soil is * 

glacial drift, covered, except on the few elevations, with fine sand I 

blown from the beach, and noted in more recent times for the pro- I 

duction of superior asparagus. The dwelling was situate at the ' 

south end of the tract, facing South and near a convenient water j 

supply, there having been as noted in some early descriptions a | 

"Run" or little brook, just south of the house. \ 

From Town Records : — 

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which was given him by ye Town ; upon ye request of James Cock 
ye Town hath given him leave to lay down as much of ye South End 
of ye Medow as he shall think fit & to take up as much at ye North 
End as he shall lay down at ye South end, provided he ye said James 
doeth leave A. Sufficient highway for carting &c &c, And James 
Cock also doeth in ye presents of ye Town, Ingaige myself, my heirs 
& assignes, for Ever to leave out of my land at Matinecock for a 
highway for ye Towne's .use on ye West side of my land, one pole 
wide ye whole length of my land & on ye North End, Joining to ye 
Medow which was given by ye Indians to Capt. John Underbill, Six 
pole wide ye breadth of my land. 

Matinecock, as a local designation, according to Mr. Wm. Wallace 
Tooker, than whom I know no higher authority on the etymology 
of the language of the Aborigines, is a purely descriptive term, 
signifying a "Hill-country" or the "Land that overlooks". The 
following extracts from the Hempstead records indicate its early 
settlement. 

"This Indenture or Covenant made between the Inhabitants of ye 
Towne of Hempsted upon Long Island in ye New Netherlands on 
the one part, and Thomas Terry and Samuel Deering, [or Dayton] 
Planters, on ye other part, Witnessing, the ye foresaid Inhabitants 
of Hempsted, upon ye sute and request of the afforesaid planters 
for granting them Liberty to setle themselves upon a parcell of 
ground on the North side of ye Hand, on the East side of our har- 
boure. Bounded on ye West side by that Bay Commonly Called 
Hempsted Harbour, and one ye South side by ye harboure hill. And 
so by an east line to run as far as their boundes goe, and so downe 
to ye North Sea. The said Inhabitants of Hempsted do grant their 
request, and freely give leave to the aforesaid Planters to setle 
themselves, and some of their friends on that tract of land above 
Described, to have and hold it and In joy the priviledges thereof by 
our Patent. With these Conditions, that ye aforesaid Planters shall 
engage themselves and any that they shall bring with them, or any 
of their successours, not to trespas against ye towne of Hempsted, 
by letting any of their Cattell Come upon ye great plaines and 
spoyle their come or do the like harme, and if they shall, to make 
satisfaction to any person or persons so wronged. Also the above- 
said Planters do Ingage themselves, and those they bring, and their 
successors to bring in no Quakers, or any like opinionists to bee 
inhabitants amongst them, but such as shall be approved by the In- 
habitants of Hempsted, And furthermore they binde themselves and 
their Company that shall settle with them and Inhabit in ye afore- 
said plantation, or trackt of Land granted by the Town of Hempsted, 
to bee subject to ye Laws of Hempsted according to their Patent, 
Accounting themselves to bee and being members of ye said Towne 
of Hempsted" . . . "and whereas there being not any Limyta- 
tion of what number of persons or ffamilies should be settled there- 
on: Therefore it is now further hereby confirmed, and likewise 
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appointed by the Towne for that purpose, and Mr. Thomas Terry, 
that hee ye said Mr. Thomas Terry shall settle seven families there- 
upon forthwith (as soon as Convenience will suffer) And that the 
towne shall have liberty (if they see good) for to make them up to 
ten families at the least. In witness whereof both parties do here- 
unto subscribe their hands this 23d Day of June 1663. 

Thomas Terry 

Richard Gildersleeve 

John Hickes 

Robert Jackson 

Robert X Ashman 

John Smith 
Witnesse Jonas Houldswirth". 

Matinecock at this period was supposed to have been included in 
the Sale by the Indians, and Patent executed by the Dutch Governor 
Kieft to the Wethersfield and Stamford Company of Englishmen 
coming hither under the leadership of Rev. Richard Denton in 1640, 
but in the lapse of twenty years the new generation of the natives 
coveted more pay for the land and in a suit before the Governor and 
Council claimed that they had not sold Matinecock to the English, 
and that the payment was so inconsiderable that there was very little 
for the many to receive it. It was adjudged by the Council that 
Hempstead's title to all of Matinecock was defective, but that the 
English that were then seated on said Matinecock lands were under 
no pretence to be be molested or disturbed. And the Governor 
wrote to Capt. John Underbill "It is not that I give very much 
credit to what they [the Indians] say but for quietness sake and to 
prevent all further contests, I do recommend that you agree amongst 
your selves to give ye Indians some gift or gratuity in requital, since 
they say they have never received any pay for the land". Pursuant 
to this advice, negotiations were concluded by which at Kelenworth 
(colloquially Killingworth) on 22d day of June 1667 the Indian 
Proprietors Aseton, Arumpas, Seahor, Nothe, Soometamok, Shos- 
keene and Matares executed deeds conveying to Robert Williams, 
William Simson (assigned to William Frost) John Dyer (assigned 
to William Hudson) Henry Reddocke (passed to Joseph and Samuel 
Weekes) Christopher Hawxhurst, Matthew Priar and Nathan Bird- 
sail, each a specified tract of upland and an undivided one seventh 
interest in the adjacent salt meadows, together with a right of com- 
monage of grassing and timber in the unallotted part of the whole 
tract. This is very quaintly located and described in an agreement 
between the representatives of the township at large and those of 
the proprietors under the Seven Purchase Deeds, so called, to wit — 
"We do agree and consent yt our Neighbours now Inhabiting 
Killingworth upon Matinecock, shall have ye privilege to purchase 
all ye lands yt lies to purchase upon Matinecock Neck lying on ye 
North side of ye Footpath between Oyster Bay and Musketa Cove 
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of ye Town as their other lands they now improve, which said Foot- 
path shall be their limits or bounds Southwards". 

In the location of the several allotments of upland Robert Wil- 
liams had "The Easter most of the two Matinecock Islands, so 
called" some time earlier than this known as "Meutalear Island" 
and subsequently Woolsey's Island and Butler's Island when owned 
respectively by Rev. Benjamin Woolsey and Mr. John Butler, now 
known as East Island, owned and occupied by Mr. J. Pierrepont 
, Morgan Jr. Williams also had a small allotment of four acres on 
the mainland about where the Price mansion now stands, which with 
enlarged bounds came into the possession of Daniel Whitehead a 
noted man of the period ; he gave it to his daughter Mary who mar- 
ried John Taylor, and he dying intestate it passed to his only child 
Abigail, who became as per record the wife of the Rev. Benjamin 
Woolsey, "Dissenting, Protestant, Presbyterian Minister" who it is 
believed, called the estate "Dos uxoris" literally the "wife's dowry" 
modified in current usage to "Dosoris". 

John Dyer's allotment assigned to William Hudson, was a part of 
the farm of the late Dr. James Cock Townsend, sometime occupied 
by Samuel*^, son of Henry Cock, and grandson of James the settler. 

William Simson, (some time of Setauket) from whom the Creek 
now known as Frost Creek was named, had his house lot by the side 
of Samuel Dayton's Swamp, northeast of the Frost family burial 
place, and another lot on which the house and outbuildings of the 
late Valentine Frost stood, both of which were assigned to William 
Frost in 1674. 

Henry Reddocke as he signed it, or Reddough as his daughter 
wrote it, came from Rhode Island, where he had been Town Clerk 
of Warwick. He had Lots 58 and 59 according to a survey made 
by the Hempstead authorities, which passed at his death about 1674 
to his two sons-in-law, Joseph and Samuel Weekes, sons of Francis 
Weekes. 

Christopher Hawxhurst's lot came next east of Reddocke's, with 
same north and south bounds, and with the residence plot on the 
south end, on north side of road to Matinecock. He married a 
daughter of Henry Reddocke. 

Matthew Priar as he wrote it, later by his descendants Prier, 
Prior and on sundry records Pryer, an English Friend coming hither 
from Setauket, with a remarkably interesting history, had the next 
allotment. 

Nathan Birdsall had the seventh lot and was James Cock's nearest 
neighbor, He was from Massachusetts and had been successively 
at New Haven, East Hampton and Southold before coming to Ma- 
tiiiecock. 

Adjacent to the Birdsall lot on the East was another lot of Mat- 
thew Priar, sold in 1678 to his son-in-law John Underbill, son of the 
great Indian fighter, Capt. John Underbill, on which it is believed 
the younger John built some part of the house still standing on the 
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South of the Priar second lot was a tract of one hundred and fifty- 
acres given by the Indians to Capt. John Underhill, who after ex- 
terminating some hundred of them seems to have brought the rem- 
nant "to heel" and became their adviser in the contest with Hemp- 
stead about the payment for their lands. Capt. John Underhill came 
to Matinecock as a Deputy Sheriff and Surveyor of the customs, in 
an endeavor by the Government to break up the smuggling then rife 
in the Harbors on the north side of Long Island, especially at Oyster 
Bay and Musketa Cove. Accompanying him came his young bro-in- 
law John Feke (as he wrote it) son of Lieut. Robert FwJce and 
Bess Fones, the widow of Henry Winthrop, and it appears that he 
gave young Feke the Southeast part of the tract received from the 
Indians, on which Feke built and reared a family of consideraWe 
note, the last representatives of which in this vicinity were Mrs. 
Thomas F. Underhill and the late Miss Emelina A. Feeks. 

Killingworth as a territorial designation first appears on the Towd 
records in the form of Kelenworth at the heading of each of the 
"Seven Purchase deeds," June 22d, 1667, and subsequently in same 
year in deed of Capt. John Underhill of Killingworth to George 
Dennes of Oyster Bay; in deed 1669, Matthew Priar of Killing- 
worth to Richard Townsend, and in deed 1672, Robert Williams to 
John Frost of Killingworth. This name, if given by Capt. John 
LTnderhill in memory of the town of Kenilworth, Warwickshire, 
Eng. applied not only to the Underhill possessions but to the terri- 
tory included in the "Seven Purchase" deeds, as is amply shown in 
sundry places on public records. 

Friends' Meetings were held and marriages performed at Killing- 
worth in the houses of James Cock, Matthew Priar, John Underhill 
Jr, and John Feke, as well as at Oyster Bay, where the house of 
Anthony Wright was spoken of as being "the usual place of meet- 
ing". 

The public services of James Cock may be further noted chrono- 
logically as follows: — 

167 1, witness to will of Capt. John Underhill. 

1673, witness as "ye mark of Jeames Coke" to a settlement be- 
tween the heirs of his neighbor Henry Reddocke, deceased. 

1682, Buys of Susconeman and Werah, Chief Proprietors of 
Matinecock Lands, 40 acres of Woodland "bounded north and east 
by ye Commons or unsold land, south by ye footpath from Oyster 
Bay to Musketa Cove and west by Christopher Hawxhurst taJdng 
in ye Boges near ye halfway tree". This land, including other lots 
subsequently purchased, adjacent to the site of the Friends' Meeting 
House, built in 1725, was given to his son John, and the fine spring 
in the midst of "ye Boges" is still (1912) enjoyed by the seventh 
generation. 

1683 On the list of the Estates of Oysterbay, Jeames Cok is 
marked for tax on iioo, 

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Coles ye one half of ye estate his father left at her disposal, she 
being about to change her condition by a marriage with William 
Lines (or Loines). 

1684 Witness on behalf of the Town of Oysterbay, on account of 
the establishment of a line of division between it and the Town of 
Huntington, by Thcnnas Townsend & Nathaniel Coles for Oysterbay 
and John Wickes & Thomas Powell for Huntington, Jos: Hubartt 
witness for Huntington. 

1684 With Thomas Townsend, arbitrates the difference between 
William Frost and Samuel Tillear, about their respective boundaries. 

1684 Buys of Susconeman, Sawmus and Quaropin, land, de- 
scribed as bounded by "ye cartpath by ye Rock at ye head of ye Hol- 
low, to muscheda cove, ye East bounder, ye highway to muscheda 
Cove ye North bounder, ye highway or cartpaUi from Matinecock 
as now laid out on ye west side of Benjamin and Steven Burchall's 
lands his west bounds, and ye said Burchall's lands ye south bound- 
er; acres more or less." This with the addition of the Burchall 
(Birdsall) lands acquired later, constituting the Piping Rock farm, 
given to his son James. 

1684/5 Deed extinguishing the Indian claim of title to Matinecock 
land, by the Indians to James Cock, John Underbill and John Feke, 
(and seventeen others) "all our land unsold upon Matinecock 
bounded East by Oysterbay Ancient Purchase, on ye South by ye 
line between Hempstead, and Oysterbay, on ye west by ye highway 
from Musketa Cove to ye Plains, which highway is on ye west side 
of ye Cedar Swamp and north by several men's lands formerly 
sold by ye Indians". 

1687 Gives to son John Cock, 31 acres of land on south side of 
the Hollow or Littleworth old Footpath, being part of his dividend 
in the foregoing deed. 

Note, The Rock heretofore referred to as "at ye head of ye Hol- 
low [or road] to Muscheda Cove", and subsequently applied to the 
"Piping Rock Farm" is on the north side of the highway to Mus- 
keta (now Glen) Cove, at the south east corner of the premises of 
Mr. Pate. The origin of the name is in doubt, but in one rendering 
of the name on the Town records as "ye pipe and tree Rock" there 
seems to be possible ground for the tradition that here the aborigines 
and the settlers smoked the pipe of Peace. 

In the Oysterbay Town Records, Book "C", p. 19, appears the will 
of James Cock. 

"In presence of God and ye witnesses hereof I, James Cojk, senior 
of Matinecock do make & ordaine this my last will & Testament, In 
manner and form following. 

Imprimis. I give to my son Thomas Cock, Twenty six acres of 
Land, be it more or less lying near Jerico, Joying to Thomas Miller's 
land, with Half Lot of meddow lying at ye South upon ye Little 
neck. 

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same & I also give my said son John, half ye Meadow I had of ye 
Town of Oysterbay with ye share of my meadow yt Lyeth upon 
Unqua Neck. 

Item, I give to my son James Cock all my land lying on ye South 
side of Musketa Cove path with two third parts of my right of 
Commons, In ye new purchase to him and his assigns forever. 

Item, I give to my son James my meadows I had of John Tomp- 
son, to him and his assigns forever. 

Item, I give to my son Henry Cock my Homestead with all my 
Land & Rights of Land or Commons in Matinecock with all ye 
housing, fencing, orchard, and Improvements thereon, whatsoever, 
With all my Right upon Oak Neck and Pine Island, together with 
half my meadow yt I had of ye Town of Oysterbay with one third 
part of my Right of Commons, In ye new purchase, all which above- 
said, I give to him & his assigns forever. 

Item, I give after mine and my wife's Decease all ye movables that 
there remains, to be Equally divided betweene my four Daughters, 
Mary Bowne, Hannah Delaplaine, Sarah Cock & Martha Cock. 

Item. It is to be understood yt all ye above said land and meadow 
Given unto my said Sons shall not be .[alienat]ed by them nor any 
one of them until my and my wife's decease But 3rt I and my wife 
shall have possession thereof to use either part or ye whole as we 
shall see cause or have occasion as long as we Live and then my 
said sons to enjoy it as aforesaid after our Decease, and I do hereby 
appoint my loving friends John ffeake and John Dewsbury to be ye 
overseers of this my last will to see it performed. In witness thereof 
I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seale this twenty third day of Jully 

1699. 

his 
Signed, Sealed & Delivered James X Cock 

mark 
In presence of us 
Nathan Birdsall 
Daniel Underbill 
Henry Birdsall" 

Daniel Underbill presented the will before Justice Thomas Hicks 
and Daniel Whitehead and Edward White Esquires and it was ap- 
proved loth Mo. (Dec) 11, 1699. 

Nothing is known regarding the ancestral relations of Sarah the 
wife of James Cock. No reasonable suggestion of consanguinity 
with anji of the neighboring families at either of the places at which 
he was settled has been heard. The temporary occupancy of Thomas 
Mapes' house and lot at Southold by James Cock, and the appear- 
ance together of the names of Mapes and Cock in their progress 
westward, seem to suggest a possible connection of some kind, but 
no proof appears. 

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on Long Island coincident with James Cock, might possibly have 
been Sarah's ancestor, but proof is lacking. 

Since writing the foregoing the compilers think they have had 
sufficient reason to believe that the family name of Sarah, the wife 
of James Cock, was Clarke, probably sister of Samuel Clarke, of 
North Sea, Southampton, Long Island, N. Y. (See Appendix). 

From the earliest record of the Society of Friends on Long Island. 

"Copied out of ye Oreganall by 
Jsaac Horner 
Wherein Marriages, Births & Burialls are contained of ye people 
in Scome 

called Quakers". 
"A Catolog of the births of friend Children being taken & Coppied 
out of ye origanall by 

Jsaac Homer". 

"The children of James and Sarah Cock, borne Killingworth 

2 Mary Cock ye daughter of James & Sarah Cock, was borne ye 

1st day of ye nth Mo. 1655 

3 Thomas Cock was borne ye 15th of ye 8th Mo., 1658 

4 Martha Cock in ye 7th Mo., 1661 

5 John Cock was borne ye 22d of ye nth Mo., 1666 

6 Hannah Cock was borne ye 5th of ye 6th Mo., 1669 

7 Sarah Cock was borne ye 20th of ye 7th mo., 1672 

8 James Cock was borne ye 4th of ye 2d Mo., 1674 

9 Henry Cock was borne ye ist of ye 2d Mo., 1678 
10 Martha Cock was borne ye 13th of ye 12th Mo., 1680" 

'*Heare foUoweth an Account of those who hath been taken away 
by death from amongst friends upon Long Jsland" 

"Sarrah Cock of Matinicock dyed i6d. 10 mo. 1715". 

With her husband doubtless interred in the "Underbill Burying 
Hill" at Killingworth upon Matinecock where also the Fekes and 
Priars were laid. The first named daughter Martha died 9 mo* 
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2 MARY (COCK) BOWNE (James^) b. i/ii mo. (Jan.) 1655; 
d. Flushing, Long Island, N. Y.; m. there at the house of John 
Bowne, the usual place of Meeting for the Society of Friends in 
Flushing 26/4 mo. (June) 1693, to the said John Bowne, as his third 
wife, he having previously had to wife, ist, Hannah Feake, dau. of 
Lieut. Robert Feake and Elizabeth (Fones) Winthrop his wife, and 
2d, Hannah Bickerstaff late from Tupton, Derbyshire, Eng. with a 
certificate as to clearness. John Bowne was b. at Matlock, Derby- 
shire, Eng. 9/3 mo. (May) 1625 and d. at Flushing 20/10 mo (Dec) 
1695, "and was buried ye 23 day of the same, being about 68 years 
of age; he did Freely Expose himself, his house and Estate to ye 
Service of Truth and had a Constant Meeting In his house near 
About forty years ; hee also suffered very much for ye truths seak". 
(See Appendix). 

Issue by 3d wife (Bowne) : 
i Amey, b. 1/2 mo. (Apl.) 1694; d. 7/9 mo. (Nov.) 1733; m. 14/9 

mo. (Nov.) 1717, Richard Hallett, b. 17/9 mo (Nov) 1691; d. 

19/5 mo (May) 1769; son of William and Sarah (Woolsey) 

Hallett of Newtown, Long Island, 
ii Ruth, b. 30/11 mo. (Jan.) 1695/6; d. young, no record. 

Amey was probably named after Amey Borden, second wife of 
William Richardson, who in his will dated 20/10 mo (Dec) 1692, 
bequeaths to "Mary Cock £20 her just due, and all my last wife's 
wearing apparel, with childbed linen, also one pair of silver-hafted 
knives and a pair of scissors, with silver chain to them" &c, indi- 
cating a near relationship, perhaps cousins of some degree. 

3 THOMAS COCK (James^) b. Southold, Long Island, 15/8 m. 
(Oct) 1658; d. before 1691 at Lusum, now Jericho, Long Island; 
m. Hester or Esther Williams, dau. of Robert and Sarah (Wash- 
bourne) Williams. 1685/6 A committee of Friends was appointed 
to labor with Thomas Coke to bring him to a sense of his condition. 
1687 Committee to get Thomas Coke and Hester to write a paper to 
the world proclaiming ye truth, but nothing further appearing in the 
records as to this it is probable that they had been marriwl by a 
Magistrate, contrary to good order amongst Friends. 1680 His 
father gave him 26 acres of land adjoining the Line of Division be- 
tween the Town and Robert Williams at or near Lusum, now 
Jericho, L. I. 

1691. Sarah Williams, widow of Robert, with sons John and 
Hope, did formerly give and grant to Thomas Cock, now deceased, 

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10 acres of land lying East of Henry Townsend, for which he had 
no writings to show ; We now allow it to Esther, relict of ye said 
Thomas and dau. of Sarah Williams, and to her son John Cock and 
daughter Charity Cock, being at Springfield near Lusum. ( ? Lewis- 
ham, a suburb of London at that date). 

1693. Sarah Williams, widow of Robert, bequeaths "to my young- 
est daughter Hester Cock, my great Brass Kettle, but to lend it to 
her brothers and sisters on account of boiling cider ; also my House 
in the orchard, during her widowhood, also my neger man for six 
years and then to be appraised and given to whatever master he 
chooses and who will pay for him ; Hester is to have the wheat on 
the ground and one fifth of the stock & moveable". 

Issue : 
t II John, m. 1710 Lydia Cooper, 
t 12 Charity, m. ? John Johnson. See will of her brother. 

5 JOHN COCK (James^) b. Oyster Bay, Long Island, 22/11 mo. 
(Jan.) 1666; d. on the farm his father gave him, situate near and 
adjacent to the site whereon the Matinecock Meeting House was 
erected a few years after his death, which occurred between 15/12 
mo (Feb) 1716/7 and 10/10 mo (Dec) 1717. The Westbury M. 
M. Records show 29/11 mo (Jan) 1706 "John Cock gave a paper 
condemning his marrying twice out of unity of Friends, which was 
accepted" Also shown on record of Friends' "Suflferings" John 
Cock had "some Bacon carried off by Benjamin Carpenter because 
he would not train with the Militia". John m. 2d Dorothy Har- 
curt (? Harcourt) b. Oyster Bay, d. Matinecock between 31/11 mo 
(Jan.) 1738/9 and 17/10 mo. (Dec.) 1739, dau. of Richard and Eliz- 
abeth (Potter) Harcurt of Oyster Bay Cove and earlier of Rhode 
Island. (See Appendix) 

Issue by first wife (name unknown) : 
t 13 Hannah, b. 23/8 mo. (Oct.) 1689; m. Matthew Priar. 
t 14 Thomas, b. 14/11 mo. (Feb.) 1692; m. Hannah . 

Issue by second wife : 
t IS John, b. 25/1 mo. (Mar.) 1698; d. unm. before 1734. 
t 16 Daniel, b. 5/8 mo. (Oct.) 1699; ^- ^st ? Levine Kissam; m. 2d 

Sarah Rushmore ; m. 3d Susannah Youngs, 
t 17 Meribah, b. 2/1 mo. (Mar.) 1701/2; m. ist Joshua Townsend; 

m..2d Micajah Townsend. 
t 18 Hezekiah, b. 28/9 mo. (Nov.) 1703; m. Roseannah Townsend. 
t 19 James, b. 27/2 mo. (Apr.) 1708; m. Deborah Feke. 

6 HANNAH (COCK) De la PLAINE (lames^) b. Killing- 
worth, upon Matinecock, Long Island, 5/6 mo (aug) 1669; ^* Ger- 
mantown, now Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — /4. mo. (June) 1755; 
m. at the house of John Underbill, 2d, at Matinecock, aforesaid, 
according to the custom of the Society of Friends, 28/6 mo. (Aug.) 
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of Pennsylvania," b. , d. Germantown, Pa. 4 mo. (June) 

1750, son of Nicholas, a Huguenot refugee. (See Appendix). 

Issue (Delaplaine) : 
i James, b. 1695 at New Castle, Del. ; m. ist Elizabeth Shoemaker ; 

m. 2d Ann Jones, 
ii Nicholas, b. 15/11 mo. (Jan.) 1697 at Germantown; m. Sarah 

Hoag. 

iii HannaJi, b. ; m. John Simpson. 

iv Mary, b. ; m. Edward Ridgway. 

V John, b. ; m. Sarah Johnson. 

vi Sarah, b. ; m. Holland. 

vii Joshua, b. ; m. Maria . 

7 SARAH (COCK) FRANKLIN, (James^) b. Killingworth 
upon Matinecock, Long Island, 20/7 mo. (Sept.) 1672; d. Flushing, 
L. L, will dated 11/12 mo. (Feb.) 1749, Proven 30/2 mo. (Apr.) 
1751; 1st m. int. to M. M. at Flushing 6/1 1 mo. (Jan.) 1697-8 2d 
m. int. to Q. M. at Jericho 26/12 mo (Feb) 1697-8 m. probably at 
Matinecock, to Henry Franklin of Flushing, son of Matthew Frank- 
lin, wife's name unknown. Henry d. at Flushing, will dated 3/2 mo 
(Apl) 1707, Proven 9/8 mo. (Oct) 171 1. He had previously, 27/3 
mo (May) 1689, "*• Dorothy, dau. of John & Hannah (Feke) 
Bowne, who died 26/9 (Nov) 1690, withput living issue. He was a 
bricklayer by trade and was sometime a landholder at Oak Neck, 
near James Cock. History of First Settlers of Newton Township 
(now Camden) N. J. show that in 1700 Henry Franklin of Flushing 
L. I. sold to John Champion of Hempstead 330 acres of land in 
Camden Co, to which he previously removed. Flushing M. M. 
records show 4/9 mo (Nov) 1707, a "Testimonial against Henry 
Franklin for an unbridled tongue/' of which he later states, "yt he 
hoops to be more Careful on all occations for ye time to come" 

Issue by 2d wife (Franklin) : 
1 Matthew, b. 19/12 mo. (Feb.) 1698/9; d. 29/9 mo. (Sept.) 1780; 

m. 14/ 1 mo. (Mar.) 1722/3, Deborah Cornell, b. 1/3 mo. (May) 

1705; d. 1779; dau. of Richard and Hannah (Thome) Cornell, 
ii Sarah, b. 31/6 mo (Aug) 1700; d. 17/6 mo (June) 1767; m. 20/7 

mo (Sept) 1716, Samuel Bowne, b. 29/11 mo. (Jan) 1692/3; d. 

31/3 mo (Mar) 1769, son of Samuel and Mary (Beckct) 

Bowne. 
iii Henry, b. 30/7 mo (Sept) 1702; d. 24/2 mo (Feb) 1761 ; m 2/9 

mo (Nov) 1730, Sarah Cornell, dau. of Joshua and Sarah 

(Thome) Comell. 
IV Thomas, b. 20/11 mo (Jan) 1703/4; d. Rye, N. Y. 25/12 mo 

(Dec) 1773; m. Westbury, L. I. 12/8 mo (Oct) 1727, Mary b. 

30/2 mo (Apl) 1703, dau. of Nathaniel and Martha (Seaman) 

Pearsall, of Hempstead Harbour, now Roslyn, L. I. 

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8 JAMES cock (Jatnes^) b. KiUingworth upon Matinecock, 
Long Island, 4/2 mo (Apl) 1674; d. Buckram, now Locust Valley, 
L. L 26/3 mo (May) 1728; m. Matinecock, i/io mo (Dec) 1698, 
Hannah Feke, b. there 6/8 mo (Oct) 1695 ; d. Buckram 28/2 mo 
(Apl) 1750, noted on the Westbury M. M. record of her death as an 
"innocent (pure) woman," dau. of John & Elizabeth (Priar) Feke 
of KiUingworth. (See Appendix). The marriage certificate of 
which a copy is herein reproduced is still extant in possession of 
Geoi^e W. Cocks of the seventh generation. The noted minister 
Thomas Chalkley, who signed this certificate as a witness, writes in 
his journal at this time, "We had a meeting at a place called Matini- 
cock, where I met with some of the people called Ranters, who dis- 
turbed our meeting. I may say as the apostle P<iul (only altering 
Ephesus to Matinicock, I fought with beasts there" ; referring to the 
"Ranters" who gave Friends much trouble at this time. James Cock 
was given by his father's will "all my land lying on ye South side of 
ye Musketa Cove Path" comprising about 200 acres, bought by his 
father James Cock and Benjamin Birdsall of the Indians in 1684/5, 
later known as the "Piping Rock Farm" ; resided there until his pur- 
chase of the Samuel Birdsall homestead on west side of road to 
Matinecock, late in the occupation of Joshua Cock of the Seventh 
generation. Here he died, as per Will, before 10/4 mo (June) 1728, 
On a commission to re-establish a Boundary Line "Wee Coll. Isaac 
Hicks, William Willis, & Thomas Williams with the consent and 
voat of ye Town of Hempstead together with Capt. Jarwise Mudgje, 
Jeames Cock & Samuel Underbill, chosen at a Town Meeting in 
oysterbay the second of November 1723 — did on the second and 
third days of December 1723 Perambulate and Remark ye old 
marked trees from ye East sid of hempstead harboure Right over 
against the East end of ye bar of beach to a walnut tree at Cantiage 
point and remarked the trees with a splice down ye north west and 
south east side of ye old marked trees & three Chops on the South 
west & North east sides of sd trees". 

Issue : 
t 20 Sarah, b. 24/12 mo. (Feb.) 1700; d. unm. abt. 1784. 
t 21 Samuel, b. 20/5 mo. (July) 1702; m. Martha Ailing. 
t 22 Joshua, b. 2/7 mo. (Sept.) 1704; d. — /3 mo. (Mar.) 1778 
unm. 

23 Elizabeth, b. 22/9 mo. (Nov.) 1706; d. before 1720. 
t 24 Josiah, b. 27/1 mo. (Mar.) 1709; m. Rebecca Frost. 

25 Jacob, b. about 1710; d. before 1728. 
t 26 Hannah, b. abt. 1712; d, unm. lo/i mo. (Jan.) 1759. 
t 27 Martha, b. abt. 1714; m. Joseph Frost. 

28 Robert, b. abt. 1718; m. ? 
t 29 Mary, b. 5/6 mo. (Aug.) 1722; m. Isaac Frost. 

9 HENRY COCK (James^) b. KiUingworth upon Matinecock, 
1/12 mo (Feb) 1678; d. there 4/3 mo (May) 1733; m. there at the 
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30/2 mo. (Apl.) 1678; d. there at the home of her husband 30/10 
mo (Dec) 1715, notice of death on Friends' Records included "She 
sometimes had a few words in testimony and in prayer in Meeting", 
dau. of John and Elizabeth (Priar) Feke. Henry m. 2d Martha 
Pearsall, b. 10/10 mo (Dec) 1681, dau. of Nathaniel & Martha 
(Seaman) Pearsall of Hempstead Harbour, now Roslyn, L. I. (See 
Appendix). 

"Henry Cock, son of Sarah Cock of ye Town of Matenacock, 
widow & Mary Feakes, Daughter of John & Elizabeth Feakes, both 
of the Town abovesaid appeared at this .[Quarterly] Meeting in 
Westbury this 26th day of 6th mo 1699, ^^ being ye Seacond time of 
their presenting themselves be fore ye men & women's meeting & 
declared their intentions of Marriage with Each other & no intangell- 
ment apearing to hinder their proposed intentions; This meeting 
hath left them to their Liberty to appoint a time for ye accomplishing 
ye Same according to Truths Cumly order". 

Thomas Story, a visiting Friend, had a Meeting at John Feake's 
house on the occasion of the marriage of his daughter to Henry 
Cock, "The Ranters Kept pretty still most of the time, save one old 
man who hooted like an Owl, making a ridiculous noise as their 
manner is and stood up and bore testimony against Friends' set 
forms of Marriage". 

Henry was one of the first Overseers of the Westbury Meeting 
in 1705. As shown by an account of Sufferings at the back of the 
Book of Ministers and Elders of Flushing and Westbury, "Taken 
from Henry Cock ye 13d. i2mo. 1707/8 by John Weaks, Constable 
of, Oysterbay, three bushels of oats worth four shillings & six pence 
for ye priest John Thomas of Hempstead, his demand was 3s 9d by 
warrent from John Townsend, Justis of ye peac." 

"Taken from said Cock ye I2d 2mo. 1708 by Write Frost, col- 
lector, six shillings for the finishing the priest meting house; his 
demand wa^ 4s 6d by warent from said Justis Townsend". 

"Taken from Henry Cock 22d 5m 1709 by Harvye Coles, Con- 
stable of Oisterbay for ye Priest one bushel & half of wheat worth 
6s od his demand 3s od". "Taken from Henry Cock ye 2od i2mo. 
1702 by Nicholas Sneathing, William Mudge, Sargents two cows 
worth 6£ OS. od. by warent from Joseph Diccocon [Dickinson] Cap- 
taine; for his not apearing at a Jeneral Muster when men was 
ordered to be taken out to be sent against can Eday [Canada]. 

"Taken from Henry Cock ye I7d of ye 6mo 1708 by Anthony 
Write, Constable of Oisterbay five Shillings for Jno. Thomas, priest 
of Hempstead, his demand was three shillings and four pence". 

Issue, by 1st wife : 

30 Joseph, b. 29/2 mo. (Apl.) 1701 ; di unm. about 1733. 
t 31 Benjamin, b. 5/10 mo. (Dec.) 1702; m. Ann Brinton. 
t 32 John, b. 22/1 mo. (Mar.) 1705; m. Sarah Carpenter. 

33 James, b. 24/10 mo. (Dec.) 1707; d. between 1724 and 173^ 
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t 35 Mary, b. 8/8 mo. (Oct) 171 1 ; m. ist Nathan Bane or Bean; 

m. 2d Francis Meechani. 
t 36 Henry^ b. 10/6 mo. (Aug.) 1713; m. Mary Bowne. 
t 37 Sarah, b. 14/10 mo. (Dec.) 1715 ; m. Joseph Shotwell. 
t 38 Elizabeth (twin of Sarah), m. William Townsend. 

Issue by 2d wife : 

39 Thomas, b. 15/7 mo. (Sept.) 1718; d. before 1724. 
t 40 Samuel, b. , ? 1720; m. ?. 

Friends records show the birth date of "Thomas Cock ye son of 
Henry Cock" and his second wife Martha, and the will of Samuel 
Pearsall of Hempstead dated 1 720/1 shows a gift "to my sister 
Martha's eldest son Thomas Cock a piece of land under ye Hills on 
East side of path from ye Plains to ye Harbour." Not being nien- 
tioned in his father's will of 1724, he had doubtless predeceased. 

ID MARTHA (COCK) DAVIS (James^) b. Killingworth on 
Matinecock, Long Island, N. Y. 13/12 mo (Feb) 1680; d. German- 
town, now Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 25/9 mo (Nov) 1750; m, 
Killingworth about 1708, Isaac Davis or Deaves (as appears on 
Penn. records) : according to the Latting Genealogy son of John 
Davis, one of the original proprietors of Brookhaven, alias Setauket, 
who m. prior to Nov. 1676 Hannah Letten, dau. of Richard Letten 
and his first wife Christian, at sundry times resident at Fairfield, 
Conn., Hempstead, Huntington and Oysterbay on Long Island. 
Hannah wife of John Davis died previous to Dec. 1687 and he re- 
moved to Littleworth near Musketa Cove before 1702, with sons 
Isaac and Gabriel. Isaac removed to Pennsylvania and died there 
18/7 mo. (Sept) 1750 as by information supplied by Gilbert Cope 
of West Chester, Pa. (See Appendix). 

Issue, (Davis) : 
i Sarah, b. ? 1710; m. John Gummere. 
ii Hannah, b. ? 1712. 
iii Thomas, b. ? 1714; m. 1735 Hannah Cock (unidentified). 

iv Joseph, b. ? 1717; m. 1738 Elizabeth . 

v Samuel, b. ? 1719; m. Mary Thomas. 

vi Abraham, b. 15/11 mo. (Jan.) 1721/2; m. 14/8 mo. (Oct.) 1747, 

Priscilla Thomas of WiUistown, Pa. 
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11 JOHN COCK (Thomas^, James^) b. Lusum, now Jericho, 
Long Island, N. Y. ; d. Waterford, Gloucester C, New Jersey 1736 ; 
m. abt. 1 7 10, Lydia Cooper, dau. of John and Lydia Cooper of 
Cooper's Creek, N. J. No issue. 

In 1723, John Cock of Cooper's Creek, Gloucester Co., N. J., yeo- 
man, conveys to Major Timothy B^ley of Oyster Bay, L. L, certain 
meadow land at ye South, inherited from his father, Thomas Cock 
of Lusum, to whom it came by will of his father, James Cock of 
Matinecock. Will of John Cock of Waterford, Gloucester Co. N. 
J., yeoman, dated Apl. 9. 1736, proven Apl. 19. 1736; To wife Lydia 
all my land in Newton on South side of Cooper's Creek, and all my 
land in Waterford on North side of Cooper's Creek, during her nat- 
ural life, except that lying above the Road that goes from Nathaniel 
Champion's to Thomas Spicer's. To cosen Nathaniel Champion 
three Cows. To cosen Richard Buckel* two Cows. To brother 
Alexander Morgan my land in Waterford on West side of Cooper's 
Creek except that given to wife Lydia. To sister Charity Jonson 
£25 yearly until she has iioo. Wife Lydia to be sole Executor. 

12 CHARITY (COCK) JOHNSON {Thomas\ lames^) 
Nothing is known of her except that as by her brother's will she m. 
a Johnson. Perhaps ? John Johnson. 

13 HANNAH (COCK) PRIAR (Iohn\ James^) b. Matinecock, 
Long Island, N. Y., 23/8 mo (Oct) 1689; d. before 1760; m. Mat- 
thew Priar, b. Killing^orth upon Matinecock 29/1 mo (Mar) 1690, 
son of John and Elizabeth (Bowne) Priar, of Killingworth. (See 
Appendix). They were farmers and Friends. 

Issue (Priar) : 

i Hannah, b. 26/4 mo. (June) 1720; d. unm. 

ii Mary, b. 2/1 1 mo. (Jan.) 1723-4; m. 1748, George Townsend, son 
of George and Roseannah (Coles) Townsend. 

iii Matthew, b. 6/1 mo. (Mar.) 1728/9; m. ist 1754, Ann Pearsall, 
dau. of Henry and Mary (Titus) Pearsall, and widow Silas 
Willis; m. 2d, 1789, Hannah'^* Cock, dau. of Samuel" and 
Martha (Ailing) Cock, and widow of Joseph Coles of Musketa 
Cove. 

14 THOMAS COCK (John\ James^) h. Matinecock, L. I., 
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above Norwich" about 1725; m. Hannah (perhaps dau. of James 
Dickinson) who survived him. The Town liecords show that iu 
1718 "Thomas Cock for ii40 paid by Dorothy Cock, [his step- 
mother] sold all my lands & meadows given me by will of my 
father'* Also show that for £126 he had bought of James Townsend 
a tract of land near Norwich, in 1719 mortgaged to his uncle Henry 
Cock, which Mortgage was canceled, and his widow Hannah sold 
the property to Thomas Townsend. The names of the children were 
discovered by the appearance of certain indemnity Bonds executed 
by them in settlement of their Uncle John Cock's estate, preserved 
in an ancient desk some time in use by John Cock, the father of 
Thomas, and now (1912) in possession of William E. Clowes of 
Hempstead, a descendant of John Cock'^ of James^. 
Issue : 

t 41 Sarah, b. ; m. Joseph Ludlam. 

t 42 Joanna, b. ; m. Michael Weekes. 

15 JOHN COCK {John\ James^) b. Matinecock, L. I. near the 
site of the present Friends' Meeting House, 25/1 mo. (Mar.) 1698; 
d. unm. Duck Pond, in the bounds of Musketa Cove, L. I., prior to 
1734, as shown in the Records of the N. Y. Surrogates Office, in 
appointment of his brothers Daniel and James as administrators. 
By his father's will he was given 20 acres at the southwest part of 
the homestead, the southerly part of which in 1725, he, as "J^hn 
Cock, son of John Cock, dec^, conveyed to James Cock, Henry Cock 
and Samuel Underbill as Trustees, for Westbury Monthly Meeting, 
two small pieces of land, situate, one on ye East and ye other on ye 
West side of the road to Jericho and both on the North side of the 
road to Musketa Cove. On the East 10 rods North and South and 
8 rods East and West, yi acre (for a Buvial place,) and on the West 
side adjoining the Townsend Plantation as far North as the crook 
in the road to Matinecock, for the Building of a Meeting House," 
which was erected the same year by John Mott. John's mother hav- 
ing purchased the property of William Carpenter, in the Musketa 
Cove Patent, called "Duck Pond", gave part of it to him, on which 
he conducted his business until his death. He was a Cordwainer, 
f . e. shoemaker. 

16 DANIEL COCK (/oAn«, James^) b. Matinecock 5/8 mo 
(Oct) 1699; d. Duck Pond, Musketa Cove, L. I. according to his 
will dated 3.7.1771, proven 5.1.1771 ; m. ist ^supposed) Levine, 
widow of JcAn Carman and dau. of Daniel and Elizabeth (Coombes) 
Kissam. She d. without known issue, m. 2d 27/2 mo (Apl) 1748, 
Sarah Rushmore, dau. of Thomas and Sarah (? Lefferts) Rush- 
more. She died before 1765 and he m. 3d before 10.29.1766 Susan- 
nah Youngs, dau. of Richard and Phebe (Weekes) Youngs of 
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to Rye from Fox Island Beach. His mother gave him the farm she 
bought in part from William Carpenter and part from John Lovell, 
and at time of his death he was occupying the John Lovell portion 
now (1912) belonging to Charles F. Willits. Westbury M. M. 
records show 10.29.1765, "Daniel Cock having married out of Unity 
of Friends to one too near of kin to be married amongst Friends, 
and he having been precautioned and advised against the marriage, 
in the judgement of the Meeting a paper should be drawn up to dis- 
own him against the next M. M. unless superseded by his sincere 
acknowledgement and condemnation". At next M. M. the paper 
was ordered signed by the Clerk, and John and Joshua Cock were 
directed to inform him. Susannah was a grandchild of his mother's 
sister, in common parlance "ist and 2d cousins'*. 

Issue, by 2d marriage : 
t 43 Sarah, b. 6/1 mo. (Mar.) 1748/9; m. Jacob Coles. 

17 MERIBAH (COCK) TOWNSEND (John\ James^) b. 
Matinecock, L. I. 2/1 mo (Mar) 1701/2. m. there ist Joshua Town- 
send, son of James and Jean (Reddough) Townsend, of Cedar 
Swamp, now Greenvale, ll I. He bought of Robert Townsend's 
sons, and resided on, the land formerly of Caleb and Harvey Coles, 
situate near Glen Cove ( ? Nassau) Station, L. I. R. R. ; and d. there 
according to probate of will between 1741 and 1753 "leaving to son 
Noah Townsend, all that farm whereon the testator now lives, pro- 
vided that if son Noah die before coming to age of 21 yrs. the real 
estate to be sold and one half the proceeds given to wife Meribah 
and other half divided between sister Patience Lovell, sister Deborah 
Townsend and deceased brother Ruemourn Townsend's children, 
Restore, Sarah and Mary", m. 2d Micajah Townsend (as his second 
wife) son of Mill John Townsend and his second wife Esther Smith, 
of Oyster Bay, "ye Town", and Meribah d. soon thereafter leaving 
issue by her first marriage (Townsend). 

i Noah, m. Margaret Wright, dau. of Zebulon and Qemence (Fcke) 
Wright, and d. 1763, leaving an only child Joshua, who as he 
grew up, determining to "go to Sea", his guardians placed him 
with Capt. Farley bound for London. There he shipped on a 
"Whaler" from which he was impressed to a man-of-war and 
never more heard from. The settlement of his grandfather's 
estate, by reason of the uncertainty of Joshua's death, was in 
the hands of the Executors for twenty six years. 

18 HEZEKIAH COCK (John'', James^) b. Matinecock, L. L 
28/9 mo (Nov) 1703 ; d. there, will dated 4.4.1768, Proven 1.5.1769. 
Filed in N. Y., Liber 26, p. 493 ; m. Roseannah Townsend, b. Oyster 
Bay, 12/1 mo (Mar) 1712/3; d. about 1780, dau. of George and 
Roseannah (Coles) Townsend. 

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thatch lying in the Town of Oysterbay &c. At the death of his 
brother John he became seized with an equal one half of the said 
homestead, and by an agreement made April, 1747, the Northern 
part of it, where he had doubtless been in occupation since his mar- 
riage, was specifically laid out to him, and is now in the possession 
of his great grandson, Hon. Townsend D. Cock. 
Issue : 

t 44 Penn, b. May 6, 1733; m. ist Phebe Coles; m. 2d Elizabeth 

Weekes. 
t 45 John, b. 10/9 mo. (Nov.) 1735; m. Freelove Latting. 
t 46 Violetta, b. ? 1737 ; m. Dr. Jonas Baldwin, and d. before 1768 

without known issue, 
t 47 Dorothy, b. 5/4 mo. (June) 1742 ; m. James'® Cock, 
t 48 Sarah, b. 14/12 mo. (Feb.) 1749/50; m. Stephen Frost. 

(Change of Style 1752. December now 12th Month.) 
t 49 Gabriel, b. 12.15.1753; m. Phebe Birdsall. 

19 JAMES' COCK (John^, James^) b. Matinecock, near the site 
of the present Friends Meeting House, 27/2 mo (Apl.) 1708; d. 
there 12/4 mo (June) 1746; m. Deborah Feke, dau. of Elder Robert 
Feke and Qemence Ludlam of Hog Island, his wife. Deborah m. 
2d Thomas Doughty, and d. 10.30.1794. In 1755 Deborah Cock 
appears on Wright Frost's List as having "two slaves". James was 
a farmer and Justice of the Peace, a birthright member among 
Friends, but doubtless disowned for marrjring out. 

Issue : 

50 Phiany (modification of Levine, Vine, Phiany), b. abt. 1730; d. 
unm. 1 1. 1 5. 1 778. She desired some time to become a member 
of the Society of Friends and was accepted, but in 1772 was dis- 
owned as having "gone to the Baptists". Phiany, when a child, 
was probably the subject of an oil painting on wood by her 
cousin Robert Feke, the distinguished Portrait Painter of the 
period, still in existence, a valued possession of the chronicler 
hereof (George W. Cocks). 

51 Lorette, b. about 1735, lived with her mother and step- father 
on the farm. North side of Road to Musketa Cove, opposite the 
now residence of Mrs. Benjamin W. Craft, and d. 5.25. 1810, 
unm. 

t 52 Daniel, b. 26/1 mo. (Mar.) 1747; m. Roseannah Townsend. 

20 SARAH COCK (James*^ James^) b. 24/12 mo (Jan) 1700, 
on the Piping Rock Farm, South of the Highway from Oyster Bay 
to Musketa Cove, by way of the "Shu", d. about 1784 at her brother 
Joshua's late residence, opposite (east) of her brother Samuel's 
house on west side of road to Matinecock. Joshua Cock in his 
will dated 28/7 mo (called July) 1777, gives "to my sister Sarah 
Cock, the issues and rents of the Houses and land where I now live, 
and the issues and rents of the land bought of John Mott, during 
her life and at her decease the same to go to my cousin [nephew] 
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erty taxed to "Sarah Cock, single woman" appears as "paid" on the 
Tax List until 1784, which fixes approximately the date of her death. 
She was doubtless a Friend. 

21 SAMUEL COCK {James^, James^) b. 20/5 mo (July) 1702, 
on the Piping Rock Farm; d. 20/7 mo. (Sept.) 1741, at the house 
probably built by Jeremiah Smith, on the little "Gore" bought of 
Samuel Birdsall, situate on north side of road to Musketa Cove and 
on west side of highway to Matinecock, at Buckram, now Locust 
Valley; m. 1729, probably by Elder Feke, Martha Ailing, d. 1742, 
dau. of Abraham Ailing of Oyster Bay, blacksmith, and his wife 
Mary Hawxhurst, widow of George Townsend. Samuel was a 
weaver and a farmer ; was m. before 26/1 mo (Mar) 1729, at which 
date he "condemns his outrunning in marriage contrary to advice, 
and to one not of our Society", vide Westbury M. M. Records. The 
identity of Samuel's wife was discovered by the writer in the quaint 
settlement of a part of her father Abraham Alling's Estate, accrue- 
ing to Samuel as her husband. Samuel bought a 100 acre farm and 
a home lot near Susco's wigwam, Beaver Swamp Hollow, about 
1731, but as he soon sold it, lived there but about one year. 

Issue : 
t 53 Hannah, b. 4/2 mo. (Apl.) 1731 ; m. ist Joseph Coles; m. 2d 

Matthew Priar. 
t 54 Samuel, b. 13/6 mo. (Aug.) 1734; m. ist Elizabeth Titus; m. 

2d Jemima Powell. 
t 55 Anne, b. 23/10 mo. (Dec.) 1736; m. James Titus. 
t 56 Clark, b. 14/8 mo. (Oct.) 1738; m. Elizabeth Pearce. 
t 57 Penelope, b. 27/1 mo. (Mar.) 1741 ; m. ? Stephen Lines; and 

John Hawxhurst. 

22 JOSHUA COCK {James^, James^) b. 2/7 mo (Sept) 1704, 
on the Piping Rock Farm; d. 3 mo. (Mar.) 1778, at his house on 
property situate on east side of highway to Matinecock and on 
south side of "the narrow Lane leading Eastward to George Frost's 
Mill". Joshua never married, but, as acknowledged by his cousin 
(nephew) Samuel Cock Jr., "did as Executor of his brother Samuel, 
take the houses and lands into his care and management, and there- 
with by his prudence and care bring up and support the family and 
children of the deceased bro. Samuel Cock in their minority" ; willed 
legacies to sister Sarah ; cousin (nephew) Stephen Lines, so called, 
son of sister Penelope, wife of John Hawxhurst ; to kinsmen, Sam- 
uel and Clark Cock : to brother Robert Cock ; to Joshua Titus, son 
of James Titus of Westbury, when he comes of age ; to my Execu- 
tors in trust for Hannah Coles wife of Joseph Coles; to cousin 
(niece) Elizabeth, dau. of bro. Josiah; to Executors in trust £50 
for use of the poor in Westbury Meeting and £50 for same purpose 
in the Meeting at Harrison's Purchase; to the children of sisters 
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Robert one of my cows, and all the remainder of my personal estate 
to the family of my brother Samuel. 

24 JOSIAH COCK (James^, lames') b. 27/1 mo (Mar) 1709, 
on the Piping Rock Farm; d. as per will dated 7th of 9th month 
called September 1761, Proven June 4th 1766, at North Castle, West- 
chester Co., N. Y. ; m. Rebecca Frost, b. 28/8 mo (Oct) 1714, dau. 
of William and Hannah (Priar) Frost of Killingworth upon 
Matinecock. On his removal to the "Main Shore" about 1758, he 
sold the patrimonial homestead to Daniel Kirby, who after holding it 
about three years, sold it to Zebulon Frost. From him it passed 
again to the Cock family, into possession of Clark^* Cock son of 
Samuel*^. They were farmers and Friends; she although not of a 
Friendly Family probably became one by request. 

Issue : 
t 58 James, b. 29/4 mo. (June) 1731 ; m. Phebe Thorn, 
t 59 Deborah, b. 21/7 mo. (Sept.) 1734; m. William Pearce. 
t 60 Jacob, b. 28/9 mo. (Nov.) 1736; m. Mary Haight. 
t 61 George, b. 24/4 mo. (June) 1739; m. Jerusha Marshall, 
t 62 Isaac, b. 6/9 mo. (Nov.) 1741 ; m. Charity Haight. 

63 Rhoda, (twin of Isaac) ; Living unm. 1761. 

64 Martha, b. ? Living unm. 1761. 

t 65 Elizabeth, b. 12/1 mo. (Mar.) 1746/7; m. Joshua*® Cock. 

(Change of Calendar 1752. March now 3d Month,) 
t 66 Hannah, b. 29/3 mo. (Mar.) 1752; m. Andrew Reynolds. 

26 HANNAH COCK (James^, James^) b. about 1712 on the 
Piping Rock Farm and d. unm. 10/ 1 mo. (Jan) 1759. With her 
sisters Martha and Mary she receipts in 1732 for legacies by will of 
their father James Cock; In 1743 having been chosen by Kezia 
Baker as a companion to visit Rhode Island and New England, and 
having a certificate from Westbury M. M., she some time during 
her stay sent home the following letter, "dear mother finding oppor- 
tunity to write a few lines to thee I thought thee would be a mind to 
hear from me and this is to let thee know that I am prety well in helth 
at present hoping this to find thee and all my brothers and sisters 
the same, I am at New poart now I writ the twelf day of the forth 
month and furder I was minded to let thee know that we came a way 
that friends dont use to come so that I dont think we shall be at 
home while the latter end of the sixth month, dear brother .[prob. 
Joshua] I received thy letter with gladness, a little more was in my 
mind, that is to desire the and John Cock to labour with Elizabeth 
Carpenter about that missarable thing that fell out before I came 
away ; my desire is that you may endeavour to get in the right mind 
and labour with her in love for I have no ill will in my heart against 
her. So no more at present but my love, to dear mother and all my 
brothers and sisters and [their] children perticerly to the fatherless 
and motherless children. Uncle Josiah Cogishall and ant Abigail 
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from our heavenly father and sends their love to mother and 
brothers and sisters and uncle John Carpenter and ant Marther and 
all the rest of her friends and one thing more I was glad to hear 
from you and desire if you have a opportunity I would be glad to 
hear from you again, 

Hannah Cock". 

27 MARTHA (COCK) FROST (James^, James^) b. about 1714, 
on the "Samuel Birdsall Place" then recently purchased by her 
father, now (1912) in possession of Anton Hopenpyl; d. Cortlandt 
Manor, Westchester Co., N. Y., 3d mo (Mar) 17.1756; m. about 
1734, Joseph Frost, b. Matinecock, 4/1 mo (Mar) 1714, d. Cortlandt 
Manor 1. 17.1774, son of Wright and Mary (Underbill) Frost of 
Matinecock, L. I. Joseph was a farmer, having in 1732 received 
from his father by Deed of Gift, "all my land and meadows at ye 
South side of ye Island, upon Unkaway and Latten's Neck" (now 
Massapequa) which was doubtless part of the land given by the 
Indians in 1694 to William Frost Sen"", and John Cock, by reason 
of many kindnesses and favors to them granted. In 1734/5 Joseph, 
with his cousin Samuel Frost, sold to Thomas Weekes, "our land 
and meadow" at Latten's Neck, Oysterbay south, 214 acres of land 
and 13-J4 acres of meadow, probably retaining his interest in the 
Unkaway Neck property. In 1745 he buys of Penn Townsend and 
Esther, for £853, a farm of 120 acres, bounded south by the road 
from Oyster Bay to Musketa Cove, east by the Meeting House Lot 
and the road to Matinecock; this in 1767 he sold to Daniel Cock 
and his sister Phiany, and it was occupied by their mother after her 
second marriage. From hence Joseph and family removed to the 
"Main Shore". 

Issue (Frost) : 
i Amey, b. 16/1 mo. (Mar.) 1735; m. 1.28.1772, Benjamin Lewis, 

and had Rosetta, m. John'®* Cock. (See his record), 
ii Micah, b. 2/1 1 mo. (Jan.) 1738, was Private in Capt. Petrus Stuy- 

vesant's Co. in 1758, d. unm. 
iii Elizabeth, b. 24/2 mo. (Apl.) 1741 ; d. 5.20.1825; m. 12.29.1773, 

Stephen Horton, b. 30/4 mo (June) 1731 ; d. 12.7.1814, son of 

Daniel and Esther (Lane) Horton of Peekskill, N. Y. 
iv Hannah, b. 2/7 mo. (Sept.) 1743 ; d. 3.20.1827 ; m. Adolph Covert, 

b. 20/9 mo (Nov) 1750; d. 2.24.1802, son of John and Mary 

(Bancicer) Covert, He was a Loyalist and a blacksmith, and 

took refuge at Buckram, L. I. during the war. 
V Wright, b. 26/7 mo (Sept) 1746; d. betwen 1817 and 1820, m. 

Sarah b. 1759; maiden name unknown. Lived at Cortlandt, 

Westchester Co, N. Y. 
vi Caleb, b. 18/6 mo (Aug) 1749; d. 10.27.1830; m. 11.5.1788, Sarah 

Halstead b. 12.6.1768; d. 9.30.1831, dau. of Ezekiel and Abigail 

(Theall) Halstead of Rye, N. Y. He was a merchant in New 

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(Change of Calendar 1752, April now 4th Mo.) 
vii Jacob, b. 4.2.1752; d. Buckram, L. L, 3.17.1837; m. Grace Scar- 
lett, b. 2.26.1772; d. 9.16.1797, dau. of Sir James Scarlett, some- 
time Governor of Antigua, West Indies, and "late of the Island 
of Jamaica". No issue. 

viii Sarah, b. 6.16.1755 ; m. Hart, and one of their daughters 

named Pemelia m. Luke Stoutenburgh. 

28 ROBERT COCK (James^, James^) b. on the Samuel Birdsall 
place, above noted, about 1718; d. Yorktown, Westchester Co., N. 
Y. ; m. before 26 ist mo (Mar) 1739, a sister of the wife of Samuel 
Cock*® of Henry*, as appears by Samuel's will. 

By the will of James Cock, father of Robert, the real estate was 
to be divided into three equal parts between his sons Samuel, Josiah 
and Joshua, and "to his son Robert ii50, when of age" without any 
provision of land. This was remedied by the brothers, they making 
equivalent payments of money, with which he bought in 1742 a part 
of the John Mott farm with house, etc., in 1745 the Henry Springer 
farm adjoining the "Planting-field" Road, and in 1754 the "Buck- 
ram" lot on north side of Chechagon Swamp Road. He was a 
weaver and a surveyor and mentioned in will of his cousin Samuel 
Cock*® as his "brother-in-law", they probably having married sisters. 
Removed to Cortlandt Manor about 1756. Vide Westbury M. M., 
1st mo. 26.1739, Robert Cock spoken to in regard to his m. out of 
Unity ; and Training with the Militia, which he condemns and wishes 
to be continued in care of Friends. His acknowledgment was ac- 
cepted. 

Issue : 
t 67 Jordan, b. 10/9 mo. (Nov.) 1739; m. Keziah Frost, 
t 68 Mary, b. 24/7 mo. (Sept.) 1741 ; m. Samuel Frost, 
t 69 Joshua, b. 2.28.1755; m. Elizabeth^* Cock. 

29 MARY (COCK) FROST (James^, lames^) b. on the "Bird- 
sail place". Buckram, now (1912) Locust Valley, L. I. 5/4 mo 
(June) 1722; d. Clinton, Dutchess Co, N. Y. after 1777; marriage 
license 3/1 mo (Mar) 1737/8 to Isaac Frost, b. Matinecock 3/4 mo 
(June) 1717; d. Clinton, N. Y. after 1798, son of William and Han- 
nah (Priar) Frost of Matinecock, L. I. They were farmers and 
Friends. In 1741, Isaac Frost bought from Charles Wright and 
Mary Wright his mother, 47 acres of land with buildings thereon, 
on the west side of Mill River Neck, adjacent to the Papaquatunk 
or Beaver Swamp River, and located quite convenient to the "lum- 
bering spring"; also, in 1754, bought of Samuel Fosdick, 8 acres in 
the vicinity, and in 1755 a tract from Nicholas and Townsend 
Wcekes adjoining the road to the "Town". In 1763 Isaac and Mary 
Frost sold the aforenamed farm to John Underbill of John and 
Rebecca (Frost) Underbill, in which family it continued for four 
generations. There is on it now the Mill Neck R. R. Station and 
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Isaac and family removed to Crom Pond in Cortlandt Manor, 

now Tp. of Cortlandt, Westchester Co, N. Y. and thence to Tp. of 

Clinton, Dutchess Co, N. Y. 
Issue (Frost) : 

i James, b. Long Island ; d. unm. Qinton, N. Y., as per will, between 
3.23. 1818, and 4. 10. 1829, making sundry bequests to his brothers 
and sisters and their children, being, except for the want of 
certain order of births, an admirable guide to the family history. 

ii Rhoda, b. Long Island ; d. Tp. of Wheatland, Monroe Co., N. Y., 
about 1823 ; m. ist Joseph** Cock (see his record) ; m. 2d James 
Baker. 

iii Elizabeth, b. Long Island; m. Obediah Powell, b. 16/5 mo (July) 
1744, son of Moses and Katharine (Hallock) Powell of Beth- 
page, L. 1. and North Castle, Westchester Co, N. Y. 

IV Isaac, b. Long Island, 6/2 mo (Apl) 1750; d. Cross River, N. Y. 
10.28.1835; ^' Patience Haight, b. 20/2 mo (Apl) 1747; d. 
10.8. 1834, buried at Golden's Bridge and subsequently removed 
to Amawalk, N. Y., dau. of Joseph and Zeruiah (Sutton) 
Haight. 

(Change of Calendar 1752, March now ^d Month). 

v Obediah, b. Long Island, 3.26.1752; d. 6.18.1830; m. ist, at Pur- 
chase, Hannah Underbill, b. 2.3.1755; d. 5.8.1788, dau. of 
Thomas and Mercy (Dickinson) Underbill, m. 2d, at Ama- 
walk, 8.15.1789, Phebe Halstead, b. 9.7.1770; d. 7.5.1855, dau. 

of Stephen and Elizabeth ( ) Halstead of Somers or 

Stephentown, N. Y. 

vi Jordan, b. Long Island, 2. 10. 1754; d. Rensselaerville, N. Y. 
4.29.1835; m. 1781, Amy Underbill b. 4.16.1755; d. 1799, dau. 
of Jacob and Amy (Hallock) Underbill. 

vii Solomon, b. Long Island, 3.15.1756; d. Dutchess Co, N. Y. 
1.4.1838; m. at Nine Partners M. H. 10.25.1781 Anna Vail b. 
7.8.1764; d. 2. 19. 1822, dau. of Aaron and Martha (Ward) Vail. 

viii Mordecai, b. Long Island 4.3.1758; d. 12.26.1825; m. ist. Mary 
Underbill, b. 1.8.1769: d. before 1807, dau. of Thomas and 
Sarah (Weeks) Underbill, m. 2d Mary Weeks, b. 12.8.1768; 
d. 9.3.1828, dau. of James and Sarah (Kipp) Weeks. 

ix George, b. Long Island, 3.1 1. 1760; d. 9.18.1830; m. 12.26.1781, 
Sarah Underbill, b. 5.6.1 761 ; d. 10.5. 1834, dau. of Thomas and 
Mercy (Dickinson) Underbill of Nine Partners. 

X Mary, b. Long Island, 4.27.1762; d. 3.7.1844; m. 10.23.1783, 
Thomas Stringham, b. 6.25.1760; d. 10.24.1840, son of Owen 
and Sarah (Griff en) Stringham. 

xi Anna, b. Long Island about 1740; d. Clinton, Dutchess Co, N. Y. 
before 3.3.1818, the date of her brother James' will, wherein he 
bequeaths a portion of his Estate to "Darius Shadbolt, son of 
my deceased sister Anna Shadbolt". She prob. m. Thomas 
Shadbolt, son of Ezekiel and Deborah (Ludlam) Shadbolt, of 
Oyster Bay, L. I., and had issue: Darius, b. 5.20.1762; d. 
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b. 8.22.1765; d. Wheatland, 97.1855, dau. of John and Jerusha 

( ) Weeks, and had issue: i John, b. 9.30.1786; m. 

Mary*®* Cox. ii Anna, b. 5.1. 1788; m. Isaac**" Cox. iii Thom- 
as, b. 6.24. 1 791; m. 1st, Naomi Bassett; m. 2d, Almira Doane. 
iv Samuel, b. 5.15.1797; m. Sarah Bassett. v. Sarah, b. 12.7. 
1800; m. David Barron, vi Phebe, b. 6.13.1804; m. Abner 
Cushman. All of Monroe Co. and vicinity, N. Y. 

xii Ethelannah, date and place of birth unknown; d. before 
3.3.1818, date of her brother James' Cock's will mentioning a 
legacy to the children of my deceased sister Ethelannah Wright. 
She had m. Jonathan Wright, perhaps of Flushing, Inn Keeper, 
and settled at Fredericksburg Precinct, Dutchess Co. N. Y. 

xiii Sarah, known only from James Frost's will as showing a legacy 
to deceased sister Sarah Worden's children. Her husband, 
Benjamin Worden, lived in Clinton Tp. Dutchess Co, N. Y. 

xiv Hannah, date and place of birth unknown, appears at Nine Part- 
ners M. M. with a certificate dated 2.26.1795, and m. Daniel 
Lawrence of New Jersey. He was a printer of some note in 
Philadelphia, Pa. Their marriage certificate was witnessed by 
an unusual number of names. , No issue. 

30 JOSEPH COCK {Henry'', James^) b. 29/2 mo (Apl) 1701, at 
Killingworth upon Matinecock, where his grandfather James Cock 
settled in 1669; d. unm. and intestate about 1733 in Thornbury 
Township Chester Co, Pa. The records of Concord M. M., Chester 
Co, Pa. show that on 2/3 mo (May) 1726, "Joseph Cox late of 
West-berry in Long Island produced a Certificate" His brother 
Benjamin administered on the estate and the heirs appear to have 
been the brothers and sisters hereinafter mentioned. This marks 
the period of a very considerable migration of Long Island families 
to New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 

31 BENJAMIN COCK (Henry\ James^) b. 5/10 mo (Dec) 
1702, Killingworth, L. I.; d. in Thornbury Tp. Chester Co, Pa., be- 
fore 2. 19. 1 783, (date of Probate of his will) ; m. at Birmingham 
Meeting, 25/8 mo. (Oct) 1731, Ann Brinton of Thornbury, Pa. dau. 
of Joseph and Mary (Pierce) Brinton. 

"At Concord Monthly Meeting 3/2 mo [Apl] 1726, Benjamin and 
Joseph Cox late of West-berrey in Long Island produced a Certifi- 
cate" and 2/7 mo. (Sept) 1729 Benjamin Cock was recommended 
to Meeting of Ministers and Elders as a Minister, and served for 
nearly fifty years in that station. 

Issue : 
t 70 James, b. 6/12 mo. (Feb.) 1732/3; m. Dorothy*^ Cock. 

71 John, b. 4/4 mo. (June) 1735 ; Disowned by Concord M. M. 
1761, perhaps for m. out. d. 12.12.1807. 
t 72 Benjamin, b. 16/11 mo. (Jan.) 1737; m. Mary Talkington. 
t 73 Mary, b. 6/5 mo. (July) 1739; m. Josiah Haines, 
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t 75 Ann, b. 18/6 mo. (Aug.) 1745; m. Thomas Marshall. 
(Change of Calendar 1752, April now 4th Month). 
t 76 Joseph B., b. 26/4 mo. (Apl.) 1755; m. Elizabeth 



32 JOHN COCK (Henry'', James^) b. Killingworth upon 
Matinecock, L. I. 22/1 mo (Mar) 1705; d. Buckram about 1778; m. 
about 1729 Sarah Carpenter, b. 31/6 mo (Aug) 1712, dau. of Wil- 
liam Carpenter Jr, and Elizabeth Priar his wife, of Buckram. They 
were Friends and he a house-carpenter, farmer and merchant. 
1729-30 William Carpenter, yeoman, a/c love etc. "give to my dau. 
Sarah & her husband John Cock, House-carpenter, the moiety of all 
my lands with orchards, fences, Housen, Bams, Movables & Crea- 
tures" 1734 William Carpenter conveys to son-in-law "all my land 
on south side of "Chougion Brook". 

1746, "Benjamin Carpenter and Theodorus Colyer came to my 
house with a warrant from Capt. Wright Frost and demanded for 
my not appearing at Training, Eleven Shillings which I refused to 
pay, they took seven pounds of Wool which I suppose to be worth 
Ten Shillings and six pence." 

Dated 23d. 3mo. (May) 174$. Signed John Cock. 

On another like occasion they took 36 lbs of Bacon worth 18 
shillings. 

Issue : 
t 77 Mary, b. 5/7 mo. (Sept.) 1730; m. Isaac Underbill. 
t 78 William, b. ii/io mo. (Dec.) 1732; m. ist Dinah Hopkins; m. 

2d Ann Feke ; m. 3d Clemence Feke. 
t 79 Henry, b. 10/7 mo. (Sept.) 1735; m. Elizabeth Robbins. 
t 80 Rees, b. 26/11 mo. (Jan.) 1738/9; m. Hannah Robbins. 
t 81 Elizabeth, b. 9/1 1 mo. (Jan.) 1740/1 ; m. Samuel Robbins. 

82 Ann, b. 23/6 mo. (Aug.) 1743; d. 11 mo. (Jan.) 1750. 
t 83 Elijah, b. 18/10 mo. (Dec.) 1745 ; m. Temperance Townsend. 

84 Sarah, b. 15/1 mo. (Mar.) 1748/9; d. 12 mo. (Feb.) 1750/1. 
(Note. Change of Calendar 1752. March now 3d Mo). 

85 Unnamed ch., b. 25/1 mo. (Jan.) 1752; d. next day. 

t 86 Benjamin, b. 22/3 mo. (March) 1754; m. Hannah Prior. 
t 87 Amy, b. 25/11 mo. (Nov.) 1756; m. John Titus. 

34 AMEY (COCK) JONES (Henry\ lames'^) b. Killingworth, 
L. I., 19/12 mo. (Feb.) 1708/9; d. . 

Produced a certificate to Concord Monthly Meeting from West- 
bury, L. I., dated 25/9 mo (Nov) 1730, and was marned at Goshen 
meeting 23/1 mo (Mar) 1731/2 to Rees Jones, son of Richard and 
Jane (Evans) Jones, of Goshen, Pa. Richard Jones was son of 
Rees and Hannah Jones who came from Wales to Pennsylvania 
17/7 mo (Sept) 1684, and settled in Merion. 

Issue (Jones) : 
i Henry, b. 22/4 mo. (June) 1733. 
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iii Richard, b. 2/4 mo. (June) 1737. 
iv Joseph, b. 14/5 mo. (July) 1739. 

V Benjamin, b. 29/9 mo. (Nov.) 1741. 
vi Jane, b. 12/ 11 mo. (Jan.) 1743/4. 
vii Mary, b. 2/4 mo. (June) 1746. 
viii Sarah, b. 25/5 mo. (July) 1750. 

(Change of Calendar 1752.) 
ix Evan, b. 26/6 mo. (June) 1755. 

35 MARY (COCK) BANE {Henry\ lames'^) b. 8/8 mo. (Oct) 
171 1, Killingworth, L. I. ; d. m. ist, at Christ Church, Phila- 
delphia, Pa. Dec. 27. 1735, Nathan Bane ( ? Bean) son of Mordicai 
Bane, of Goshen, Pa. Mary was dealt with and "hath fully con- 
demned it by writing" as stated in her certificate from Westbury 
25/3 mo (May) 1743, so retained her membership. Nathan Bane 
d. 1748 and Mary was granted Letters of Administration. In 1755 
she was disowned for her marriage before a Justice, to Francis 
Meecham, and Mar. 24. 1758 having been left again a widow, on 
petition she, with Joseph Gibbons, Esq, was appointed guardian of 
her minor children. 9.8.1786, having made due acknowledgment, 
was received again into membership of Goshen (Pa) M. M. 

Issue (Bane) probably not in due order: 
i Ame, m. 12.7. 1758, Nathan Cope; d. 10. 1. 1799. 
ii Sarah, m. 4.28.1763, Thomas Hoopes. 
iii Elizabeth, b. 7.23.1742, m. 11.11.1762 at Goshen. Meeting to 

Daniel Hoopes. 
iv James, m. 4.25.1765 at Goshen Mtg. Ruth Wain. 

V Abigail, witness at brother's m. 
vi Hannah, " " 

vii Deborah, b. 9.20.1748; d. 9.7.1825; m. 4. 14. 1774 at Goshen Mtg. 

to Samuel Rea. 
viii Unnamed child. 

The descendants of Amey, Sarah and Elizabeth are very numer- 
ous, per Gilbert Cope, descendant of Nathan, above mentioned. 

36 HENRY COCK (Henrf, James^) b. Killingworth upon 
Matinecock 10/6 mo (Aug) 1713; d. there, probably in 1802, will 
being dated 10.16.1801, filed in Queens Co. Surrogate's Office, Liber 
B. p. 86. m. as per Westbury M. M. records 3/12 mo (Feb J* 1736/7, 
Mary Bowne, b. 4/5 mo (July) 1717; d. 8.21. 1818, dau. of Thomas 
and Hannah (Underbill) Bowne, (See Appendix) of West side of 
the Mill River Neck, north of the Mill. Henry succeeded his father 
in the occupancy of the ancestral homestead, and he it was who in 
1740 sold to Thomas Jones 3 acres for the site of the Ferry Terminal 
near Fox Island Beach. They were farmers and Friends, the West- 
bury M. M. records showing that he was disciplined for having 
''given consent to his son Thomas to marry one not of our Society, 
so far as to make preparation for a Wedding Dinner and to receive 
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Issue : 
t 88 Thomas, b. 25/11 mo. (Jan.) 1737/8; m. Mary Smith, 
t 89 Sarah, b. 14/9 mo. (Nov.) 1740; m. ist Daniel Frost; m. 2d 

Obadiah De Milt. 
t 90 Daniel, b. 6/1 mo. (Mar.) 1743; m. Catharine Sweet. 
t 91 Hannah, b. 15/4 mo. (June) 1745; m. Jeremiah Robbins. 

92 Mary, b. 11/8 mo. (Oct.) 1747; d. unm. 21/8 mo. (Aug.) 1818. 

93 Henry, b. 15/3 mo. (May) 1749; d. unm. 1803. 

t 94 Anne, b. 23/7. mo. (Sept.) 1751 ; m. Isaac Coles (as 2d wife). 

(Note, Change of Calendar 1752. November now nth Mo). 
t 95 Abraham, b. 4/1 1 mo. (Nov.) 1755; m. Rhoda Carpenter. 

37 SARAH (COCK) SHOTWELL (Henrf, James") b. Kill- 
ingworth on Matinecock, L. I. 14/10 mo (Dec) 1715; d. Rahway, 
N. J. 1 1/8 mo (Aug) 1759; m. Newtown, L. I. lo/i mo (Mar) 
1741-2, Joseph Shotwell, b. Staten Island, N. Y. 20/6 mo (Aug) 
1710; d. Rahway, N. J. 8/4 mo (Apl) 1787, son of John and Mary 
(Thome) Shotwell of Staten Island and Rahway, N. J. 

Extract from Shotwell "Annals" p. 129, "Sarah, wife of Joseph 
Shotwell, was educated among Friends on Long Island ; entered the 
ministry early in life, became a member of Woodbridge Monthly 
Meeting by Certificate from Flushing, 16/7 mo 1742 : J. M. Dally in 
his history of Woodbridge (p. 214) states that she was a speaker 
and pattern of humility and faithfulness". Joseph Shotwell m. 2d, 
Shrewsbury, N. J. in the summer of 1761, Phebe Allen, b. about 
1719; d. in Middlesex Co, N. J. 11.20.1815, aged 96 yrs. and was 
buried at Rahway, N. J. 

Issue (Shotwell) : 
1 John, b. 7/1 mo. (Mar.) 1743/4; d. 1815; m. 6.28.1769, Margaret 

Haydock. 
ii Mary, b. 28/3 mo. (May) 1746; m. 4.23.1776 John Haydock. 
iii Joseph, b. 2/6 mo. (Aug.) 1747; d. 1817; m. Elizabeth Greenleaf 

of Phila, Pa. No issue. 
iv Sarah, b. 6/5 mo. (July) 1750; m. 1771, Thomas Burling. 
{Calendar changed 1752. April now 4th month). 
v Henry, b. 28/4 mo. (Apl.) 1752; d. 1824; m. 1781 Sarah Dobson. 
vi James, b. 5 mo. (May) 20. 1754; d. unm. (School-teacher at Rah- 
way). 
vii Thomas, b. 5 mo. (May) 9. 1756; d. 6 mo. (June) 30. 1760. 
viii William, b. 7 mo. (July) 3. 1759; prob. d. young. 

38 ELIZABETH (COCK) TOWNSEND (Henry^, James^) h. 
Killingworth, Long Island, 14/10 mo (Dec) 1715; d. Duck Pond, 
Musketa Cove, L. I. 11.30. 1794; m. William Townsend of Oyster 
Bay and Duck Pond, b. Oyster Bay 13/2 mo (Apr) 1716; d. Duck 
Pond, of small-pox 5>5>i777j the first interment in the little ceme- 
tery, adjacent to the (1912) Nassau Country Club, at Glen Cove, 
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"William Townsend in the Revolution was a warm Whig, and in 
consequence had his house filled with troops and refugees, to his 
great loss and annoyance", vide "Townsend Memorial". The Pro- 
vincial Council minutes show that his son-in-law Daniel Cock was 
Captain of a Militia Company in the District of Musquito Cove, L. I. 

Issue (Townsend) : 
1 James, b. 26/4 mo (June) 1742, Oyster Bay, L. I. ; d. Duck Pond 

9.12.1798; m. 2.4.1762, Freelove Wilmot, b. 2.25.1744; d. 

7.21. 1809, dau. of Rev. Walter Wilmot and Freelove, dau. of 

Jotham and Martha (Coles) Townsend, of Duck Pond, L. I. 
ii Roseannah, b. 4/9 mo. (Nov.) 175 1 ; m. Daniel** Cock. (See his 

record). 

40 SAMUEL COCK {Henry'', James^) b. Killingworth on 
Matinecock, L. I. about 1720; d. Lattingtown, L. I. as appears by 
will dated 10/6 mo (Aug) 1754, proven 23/5 mo (May) 1755, filed 
in New York Surrogate's Office, Liber 19. p. 264; wife not men- 
tioned, probably then deceased, children as below; Executors 
brothers John and Henry Cock and bro.-in-law Robert Cock*®, Wit- 
nesses Wright, Thomas and Zebulon Frost, who were his near 
neighbors. His father's will of 1724 shows bequest "to my youngest 
son Samuel, the principal sum of money now in the hands of Na- 
thaniel Seaman, when he comes of age, and the interest to go to my 
wife; I also give to my son Samuel, my negro Girl Pegge". No 
record of Samuel's birth or marriage or the name of his wife has 
so far been discovered. From an analysis of the given names of the 
female descendants of Samuel, and noting the persistent preferences, 
it would seem probable that his wife's given name should have been 
Hannah; and from the gist of the will of George Bayles (shown in 
next Generation) who m. Martha, dau. of Samuel, it likewise ap- 
pears exceedingly probable that her patronymic was Bayles , and a 
descendant of John Bayles, born in England 16 17, coming from 
thence in the "True Love" to the Bermudas in 1635, and subse- 
quently to Southold in 1656, and a contemporary of James Cock 
there and at Setauket. 

The records of the Township of Oysterbay show that Samuel 
Cock, of Henry, was an Overseer of Highways at Matinecock from 
1741 to 1745, inclusive, also that he "hath for a mark for his Crea- 
tures, a crop on ye near ear of each ; purchased of Aaron Forman, 
having laid down his former mark". Also the purchase in 1741/2 
from Aaron Forman of a farm of more than 100 acres, situate of 
Lattingtown, L. L, where he subsequently lived and died. 

Issue : 

t 96 Joseph, b. ; m. Rhoda Frost. 

t 97 Levi, b. ; m. Martha Wright. 

t 98 Zoar, b. ; m. Ruth . 

t 99 Martha, b. ; m. George Bayles. 

Martha may have been the eldest child by the wording of the will. 
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41 SARAH (COCK) LUDLAM (Thomas^\ John'', James^) b. 
probably on north side of "Ridge of Hills" south of East Norwich, 
now known as "Spring Hill" (date unknown) ; d. 11.8.1795, on the 
east side of the Mill River Neck. M. Joseph Ludlam, b. 1703; d. 
1744, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Ryder) Ludlam; (Elizabeth 
being dau. of Thomas Ryder of Southold and Abigail Terry his 
wife, as per will of Thomas, dated April 11. 1699) and descendant 
of William and Clemence Ludlam of Matlock, Derbyshire, England. 

In 1743 Joseph sold his interest in the Hog Island property to 
Thomas Smith of Hempstead and bought a farm of 81 acres on the 
east side of the Mill River Neck, of Abraham and Abiah Ailing. 
He lost his life by drowning in attempting to swim his horse across 
the head of Cold Spring Harbor. 

Issue (Ludlam) : 
i Thomas, b. 18/7 mo (Sept) 1742; d. 4.6.1825 ; m. Elizabeth Baker, 
b. 8/1 mo (Mar) 1743; d. 4.1 1. 1808, dau. of ? Stephen Baker 
of Chappaqua, N. Y. and had issue (Ludlam) : 
i Sarah, b. 10.9. 1766; m. Cornelius Van Cott. 
ii Stephen, b. 10. 18. 1768; m. Rebecca Latten. 
iii Joseph, b. 3.7.1776; m. Deborah Peeks, 
iv John, b. — . — .1779; m. Penelope Youngs. 
V Elizabeth, b. 1. 18.1784; d. Nov. 1798. 
vi Mary, b. 3.8.1786; d. 2.2.1830 unm. 

42 JOANNA (COCK) WEEKES (Thotnas^^ John\ James^) b. 
probably on north side of "Ridge of Hills" south of East Norwich, 
now known as Spring Hill (date unknown) ; d. at the little old 
house some time known as the "John Cashow place" on west side 
of Mill River Neck ; m. Michael Weekes, son of Michael and Eliza- 
beth (Townsend) Weekes, descended from Prancis and Elizabeth 
(Luther) Weekes, and from Henry and Ann (Coles) Townsend- 

Issue (Weekes) : 
i Anne, m. ? Weekes and had Clarissa and Phebe, as per 

school list, 
ii Stephen, m. Nancy Carman and removed to Scipio, Cayuga Co 

N. Y. 
iii Elizabeth, m. as 2d wife, Penn Cock**, 
iv Hannah, m. Solomon Thorneycraft. 
V Simon, or Seaman, m. 1782 ? Elizabeth Hare, 
vi Michael, m. Charity Cock^" of Penn**. 

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vii Joanna, spinster. 

as per will of Michael Weekes, dated 1796. 

43 SARAH (COCK) COLES (Daniel^'', John\ James^) b. Duck 
Pond, near Musketa Cove, L. L 6/1 mo (Mar) 1748/9; d. there of 
Yellow Fever 9.18.1798; m. 7.4.1765 Jacob Coles b. 3.1/mo (Mar) 
1742/3; d. 6.3.1808, son of Daniel and Anne (Carpenter) Coles, of 
Musketa Cove, L. L He was a farmer and member of the Society 
of Friends. Daniel Cock devised to his dau. Sarah Coles, all his 
land and meadows, creek-thatch, housen and other buildings sub- 
ject to certain provisions for his widow's comfortable maintenance, 
"according to an agreement that she and I made before we were 
married", and some legacies to his grand daughters but, in case she, 
my dau. Sarah Coles, die, her husband Jacob Coles is to have the use 
of her share so long as he remain single until her children are of 
age. As it eventuated Sarah d. in 1798 when her youngest child was 
only four years of age ; and Jacob m. again in 1800 Jean Mudge dau. 
of Coles and Dorothy (Coles) Mudge of Musketa Cove, L. L Jacob 
dying in 1808, the following year his sons executed an Agreement 
in which Daniel Cock Coles released to his brother Solomon Coles 
*'the west part of the farm, our father Jacob Coles died seized, 
formerly the estate of our mother Sarah Coles lying at Duck 
Pond" etc., and Solomon Coles released all the east part of said farm 
to his brother Daniel C. Coles, which after his decease was bought 
by Richard Willits of Westbury, L. L and now (1912) is in the 
occupancy and ownership of his grandsons, Frederick E. Willits 
and his cousin Charles F. Willits. Solomon sold his westerly part 
to Isaac Coles who devised it to his son Thomas Coles, who resided 
there until his death in 1859, since which, having meanwhile sundry 
owners, it has been subdivided, and the residence part is now owned 
by H. L. Batterman. 

Issue (Coles) : 
i Sarah, b. 9,18.1766; d. 7.26.1790; m. 1.6.1785, Isaac Titus son of 

Thomas and Martha. 
ii Anne, b. 8.23.1768; d. 4.22.1855; m. 5.25.1786, Divine Hewlett of 

Cold Spring Harbor, L. I. 
iii Daniel Cock, b. 5.24.1771; d. 12.29.1824; m. 10.12.1794, Eleanor 

dau. of Jacob and Lena — Dutch equivalent for Helene — (Stock- 
holm) Cassow or Cashow. 
iv Amelia, b. 5.7.1773; d. 7.8.1799; m. 6.27.1793, Benjamin Hicks b. 

2.22.1763, son of Silas and Rachel. 
V Lorette, b. 4.2.1775; d. 1. 10.1802; m. Richard Kelsey. 
vi Solomon, b. 5.1.1778; d. 10.31. 1834; m. Phebe Travis, dau. of 

Samuel and Elizabeth (Jameson) Travis, 
vii Jacob, b. 2.15.1780; d. unm. 
Tiii Ethelanah, b. 7.9.1782; d. 10. 16. 1852; m. Hewlett Townsend of 

Cedar Swamp, L. I. 
IX Martha, b. 8.5.1784; d. 8.17.1859; m. 5.24.1801, William Moyles 

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X Phebe, b. 5.27.1792; d. unm. 
xi Joshua, b. 4.21. 1794; d. unm. 

44 PENN COCK (He2ekiah^\ John\ James^) b. Buckram, L. I, 
6/3 mo (May) 1733; d. there 5.4.1784; m. Phebe Coles, b. 4/2 mo 
(Apl) 1733, dau. Joseph and Charity (Valentine) Coles of Musketa 
Cove, L. I.; m. 2d, license 1. 18.1772, to Elizabeth, dau. of Michael 
and Joanna (Cock) Weekes. Had land given him by his father at 
Wolver Hollow, bought of Morris and Frederick Simonson, which 
he (Penn) sold in 1781 to his brother John Cock. Penn lived at 
time of his decease on the "Buckram Lot", and died intestate. Let- 
ters of Administration were granted to his son-in-law Joseph Crane 
Jr, Physician, of Southeast Precinct, Dutchess Co, N. Y. 

Issue, by ist marriage : 

100 James. 
t loi Mordecai, m. Elizabeth Wetherby. 
t 102 Charity, m. Michael Weekes. 
t 103 Violetta, m. 1783 Jacob Weekes. 
t 104 Roseannah, b. 1756, m. 1775, Joseph Crane, M. D. 
t 105 Letitia, m. William Robertson. 

Issue, by 2d marriage : 

106 Phebe, d. unm. 

107 Sarah, d. unm. 

45 JOHN COCK {Hezekiah^^, John', James"-) b. Buckram, L. L 
10/9 mo (Nov) 1735; d. there 1.10.1819; m. 12.20.1764, Freelove 
Latting, b. 25/6 mo (Aug) 1747; d. 5. 19. 1820, dau. of Richard and 
Elizabeth (Parish) Latting, of Oyster Bay, L. I.; John lived on the 
place inherited from his father, near the now Locust Valley Station 
of L. I. Railroad, and besides owned land on South side of "old 
Littleworth Path", now part of the "Piping Rock Estate". He was 
a farmer, Town Clerk of Oysterbay Township, and a Loyalist, vot- 
ing in 1775 "No Deputies". 

Issue : 
t 108 George, b. 9. 10. 1765; m. Freelove Wright. 

109 Elizabeth, b. 3.28.1767; d. 7 mo. 1774. 

no Ambrose, b. 4.20.1769; d. 9.3.1832 unm. 
fin Daniel, b. 4.24. 1771 ; m. Mary Wright. 

112 Hezekiah, b. 12.28.1772; d. 1781. 
t 113 Elizabeth, b. 6. 11. 1775; m. Daniel Frost. 

114 Twin daus. unnamed, b. 3 mo. 1777. 
t 115 John Latting, b. 3.18.1779; m. Charity Frost. 
t 116 Refine, b. 3.18.1781 ; m. Harriet White. 

117 Roseannah, b. 1.23.1783; d. 1. 15.1809 unm. 

118 Clarinda, b. 9.14.1785; d. 8.24.1800 unm. 

t 119 Richard, b. 7.27.1787; m. Rebecca Underbill. 

120 Latting, b. 11.30.1789; d. 2.21.1854, unm. 

121 Sarah, b. 2.2.1792; d. 12.1.1816, unm. 

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47 DOROTHY (COCK) COCK {Hezekiah'\ John\ James^) b. 
Buckram 5/4 mo (June) 1742 ; d. Lattingtown, L. I. ; m. prob. Buck- 
ram, 6.25.1761, James Cock^®, b. 6/12 mo. (Feb.) 1732/3; d. before 
12.15.1781, Thornbury, Chester Co, Penn. son of Benjamin and 
Ann (Brinton) Cock, then of Thornbury, Penn. (See James^** for 
Issue and other data). 

48 SARAH (COCK) FROST {Hezekiah^\ John\ James^) b. 
Buckram, L. I. 14/12 mo (Feb) 1749/50; d. Lattingtown, L. L 
4.21. 1807; m. 5.31. 1769, Stephen Frost, b. 29/6 mo. (Aug.) 1748; d. 
5.3.1832; son of William and Jemima (Coles) Frost of Lattingtown, 
L. L He was a farmer. Justice of the Peace and Judge of the 
Court of Common Pleas. 

Issue (Frost) : 

i Mary, b. 3.31.1770, d. 11. 17.1775. 

ii Roseannah, b. 2.10.1772; d. 9.21. 1854; m. 2.22.1787, Charles*®* 
Cock, b. 7.24.1765, d. 3. 18. 1837, son of William and Ann 
(Feke) Cock of Buckram. 

iii William, b. 6.24.1774; d. 5.31. 1865; m. 3.26.1853, Sarah Town- 
send, b. 11.12.177^; d. 3.26.1859, dau. of James and Freelove 
(Wilmot) Townsend of Duck Pond. 

iv Sarah, b. 12.22.1776; d. 5.16.1810; m. 4.26.1803, Charles Latting, 
b. 8.17.1774; d. 5.1. 1842, son of William and Sarah (Carpenter) 
Latting of Lattingtown. (See Elizabeth, below). 

V Jacob, b. 10.5.1778; d. 5.^1833; m. ist. 12.8.1799, Mary Stod- 
dard, b. 6.2.1782; d. 10.12.1813, dau. of Robert and Sarah 
(Coles) Stoddard, m. 2d 10.10.1815, Margaret Cummings, b. 
5.17.1789; d. 1. 10.1865, dau. of Thomas and Abigail Cummings. 

vi Letitia, b. 3.14.1781 ; d. 6.4.1868; m. 9.15.1801, John P. Redmond, 

vii Mary, b. 10. 10. 1784; d. 9.27.1839; m. ist, 2.22.1803, George Val- 
entine, b. 1781 ; d. 2. 19. 1847; son of David and Hannah (Town- 
send) Valentine, m. 2d 9.24.1822 Gilbert Grossman, b. 10.3.1777; 
d. 11.24.1856, son of Simeon and Sarah (Smith) Grossman of 
West Neck, Huntington, L. I. No issue by either marriage, 

viii Elizabeth, b. 9.3.1787; d. 2.6.1859; m. 6.1. 181 1, m. Charles Lat- 
ting, widower of her sister Sarah. 

ix Charles, b. 10.19.1790; d. 7.9.1847; m. 12.17.1817, Ann Frost, b. 
10.22.1795; d. 7.3.1877, dau. of Zebulon and Elizabeth (Farley) 
Frost. 

X Stephen, b. 3.25.1794; d. 3.9.1812 unm. 

49 GABRIEL COCK (Hezekiah^^ John^, James^) b. Buckram, 
1 2. 1 5. 1 753; d. of Yellow Fever ? New York City; m. license 
2.20.1779, to Phebe Birdsall, prob. dau. of Benjamin and Martha 
( ? Smith) Birdsall of Norwich, L. I. His father gave him a farm 
in .the northerly part of Beaver Swamp Hollow, later known as 
Wolverhampton, Wolver Hollow, and now as Brookville, prob. at 
his m. but he sold it in 1781 to his brother John Cock, and removed 
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Issue : 

123 Martha, b. ; m. Hoffman. 

124 Sarah, b. ; m. ist James Thompson ; m. 2d Rev. Henry 

Tappen. 

125 Susan, b. ; d. unm. 

126 Maria, b. ; d. unm. 1874. 

127 Roseannah, b. ; d. unm. 

128 Charlotte, b. ; m. Peter Winthrop. 

129 Gilbert Willett, Surgeon in U. S. A., d. unm. 

t 130 Caroline, b. ; m. Allen Wardwell Hardie. 

52 DANIEL COCK (Jatnes^^, John^, James^) b. at the home of 
his father and grandfather, near the Matinecock Meeting House, 
26/1 mo (Mar) 1747; d. there 10.22.1804; m. 12.20.1768, Rosean- 
nah Townsend, b. Sept. 4.1751; d. 10.4. 183 1, dau. of William and 
Elizabeth (Cock) Townsend of Duck Pond, L. I. Page 495, Vol. i. 
Provincial Minutes shows; "a return of the Officers for a Militia 
Company in the District of Musquito Cove, dated Oystcrbay, June 
13.1776, to wit, Daniel Cox, Captain ; Robert Coles, ist lieut. ; Wil- 
liam Frost, 2d Lieut; and Wright Craft, Ensign". Doubtless dis- 
banded after the disastrous battle of Long Island. 

Issue : 

t 131 Elizabeth, b. 12.7.1769; m. Samuel"* Cock. (See his record). 

t 132 James, b. 1. 12.1772; m. Kathariqe Akerly. 

t 133 Townsend, b. 12.4.1773; m. Margaret Farley. 

t 134 Deborah, b. 2.5.1776; m. George Townsend. 

t 135 William T., b. 8.22.1780; m. Abigail Somarindyck, widow of 
Leonard Thome. 

t 136 Thomas, b. 6. 12. 1783 ; m. ist Elizabeth Ferris, 2d Esther Sey- 
mour and 3d Margaretta Riehle. 

t 137 Phiany, b. 4.23.1785; m. Charles Thorn. 

t 138 Maria, b. 1. 15.1790; m. Joseph G. T. Hunt, M. D. 

53 HANNAH (COCK) COLES {SamueP"^, Jame^, lames') b. 
Beaver Swamp Hollow near Susco's Wigwam, now (1912) Brook- 

ville, L. 1. 4/2 mo (Apl) 1731 ; d. ; m. ist about 1750, Joseph 

Coles, carpenter, son of Joseph and Temperance (Albertson) Coles 
of Musketa Cove, L. I. m. 2d 1789, Matthew Prior, son of Mat- 
thew and Hannah" (Cock) Prior. No issue. 

Issue (Coles) : 
1 Samuel, b. 5/9 mo. (Nov.) 1750, was impressed on a British Vessel 

and protably lost at sea. 
ii Rhoda, b. 3.26.1752; m. 7.12.1769, Adolph De Grove, son of 

Adolph and Sarah (Lawrens) De Grove, 
iii Martha, b. 2.3.1754; m. John Bailey or Bayles. 
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V Esther, b. 12.3.1759; d. 8.12.1847; m. 3.13.1782, Jonathan Carpen- 

ter b. 9.7.1749; A S.12.1812, son of Benedict and Abigail (Hor- 
ton) Carpenter. 

vi Barak, b. 3.19.1762; d. 2.9.1817; m. 3.8.1784, Abigail Colwell, dau. 
of Harvey and Hannah (Tillot) Colwell. 

vii James, b. 7.15.1767; d. 1852; m. ist, Oct., 1790, Mary Fisher; m. 
2d 10. 19. 1826, Phebe Pearce; m. 3d 5.15. 1839, Edna Carpenter. 

viii Joseph, b. 9.25.1768; m. Susan Shute of Eastchester, Westches- 
ter Co., N. Y. 

IX Temperance, b, 11.30.1770; d. 5.25.1818; m. Charles Weeks, b. 

5.15.1763, son of Charles and Anna (Longworth) Weeks of 
Matinecock, L. I. 

X Rachel, b. 8.20.1775; m. 5.24.1792 Noah Tompkins, b. 1771, d. 

1820, of Rye, Westchester Co., N. Y. 

54 SAMUEL COCK (SamueP^, lames'^, James^) b. Buckram, 
L. I. 13/6 mo (Aug) 1735; d. there 6.14.1819, m. ist., 6.8.1757, 
Elizabeth Titus, b. 16/12 mo (Feb) 1732/3; d. 1. 13.1759, dau. of 
John and Sarah (Pearsall) Titus. No known issue, m. 2d, 1762, 
Jemima Powell, b. 31/1 mo. (Mar.) 1736; d. 8.30.1816, dau. of 
Wait and Mary (Mudge"^ Powell. They dwelt in the house on east 
side of the road from Oyster Bay to Matinecock, near where the 
way turns out to go to Musketa Cove by the way of the Piping Rock. 
He was neutral and a Quaker, and so suffered from the depreda- 
tions of the "whaleboatmen" from the Main Shore. 

Issue, by 2d marriage, 
t 139 Mary, b. 6.25.1763; m. James Thorn. 
t 140 Richard, b. 5.22.1766; m. Abigail Underbill, 
t 141 Elizabeth, b. 2.27.1768; m. Thomas Pearsall. 
t 142 Isaac, b. 5.8.1775; m. Anna Underbill. 

55 ANN (COCK) TITUS (SamueP\ James^, James^) b. Buck- 
ram, L. I. 23/10 mo (Dec) 1736; d. Bethpage, L. I.; m. ist. 

4,28.1756, James Titus, b. 16/5 mo (July) 1730; d. ; son of 

John and Sarah (Pearsall) Titus of Westbury. They were Friends 
and farmers. Ann m. 2d Isaac Powell, father of her dau. Martha's 
husband, and lived thereafter at Bethpage, L. I. 

Issue, by ist marriage (Titus) : 
1 Martha, b. 1756; m. 6.1. 1774, Thomas Powell, b. 1752, son of 

Isaac and Martha (Whitman) Powell. 
li John, b. 11.2.1758; m. 1782, Phebe Titus, b. 7.29.1761, dau. of 

Thomas and Martha (Powell) Titus. 
iii Joshua, b. 9.25.1760; d. 3.9.1828; m. 11.2.1785, Hannah Titus, b. 

1.28. 1766; d. 2.2.1849, dau. of John and Sarah (Robbins) Titus. 
IV Willct, b. ; m. Ruth Stratton. 

V Sarah, b. ; m. Seaman or Simon Germond or German 

(? Jermyn) popularly Jarman, son of James and Sarah Ger- 
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56 CLARK COCK (SamueP\ James^, James") b. Buckram, L. I. 
14/8 mo (Oct) 1738; d. there 3.29.1822; m. 3.20.1760, at Chappaqua 
Meeting House, Westchester Co., Elizabeth Pearce, b. Musketa 
Cove, L. I. 17/2 mo (Apl) 1743, d. Buckram, L. I. 11.8.1835, dau. 
of James Perce (as he wrote it) and Elizabeth Coles his wife, who 
were of Musketa Cove, but subsequently removed to Philipsburgh, 
now Pleasantville, N* Y. Clark was by trade a Tailor, kept a coun- 
try store, and had a farm that had sometime belonged to his uncle 
Josiah. The farm came to Clark as follows, being a part of the tract 
bought of the Indians by Nathan Birdsall in 1684, sold by him 
1713/4 to James Cock 2d, passed by his will 1728 to his son Josiah, 
who sold it in 1758 to Daniel Kirby, who resold it to Zebulon Frost. 
Clark bought it from him in 1766, and at his death in 1822 it passed 
to his only living child Samuel, thence in 1855 to his son Samuel, 
and 1882 to his son Joshua, who sold it recently to Mr. Anton 
Hodenpyl. During the Revolutionary War Clark suffered consider- 
able loss by raids of the "Whaleboatmen" from the Main Shore, 
and removed some of his business to New York, much to the anxiety 
of Matinecock P. M., as also did his persistence in "carting [some 
of] his Hay for use of the Army", contrary to Friends' testimony 
against War. 

"Whareas Clark Cok son of Samuel Cok, Deceased of Oysterbay 
township in Queens County on Long Island and province of New 
York and Elizabeth Parce of philipsborah and County of Westches- 
ter and province aforesaid, and Dafter of James Parce of the same 
place they having declared their intention of Marage with each other 
before several Monthly Meetings of the people called Quakers att 
Momarineck according to the Good order used Amongst them and 
having the Consent of Relations Consarned and nothing appearing 
to obstruct ware Approved by said metting. Now these are to certifie 
to all whom it may Consarn that for the full accomplishment of their 
said intention this twentyeth day of the third month in the year of 
our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty the sd Clark Cok 
and Elizabeth parce appeared in a Public Metting of the sd people 
and others att Shapaqua in North Castle and the said Qark Cok 
taking the sd Elizabeth parce by the hand did in a Solom manner 
openly Declare that he Did take her to be his wife Promising to be 
to her a faithfull and Loving husband until Death should Sepreate 
them; and then and there in the said assembly the said Elizabeth 
Parce did in like manner declare that she took the said Qark Cok 
to be her husband Promising to be unto him a faithfull and Loving 
wife Untell Death should sepreate them or words to that Efcct And 
moreover they the sd Clark Cok and Elizabeth Parce, She acording 
to the Custom of Marage Asuming the name of her husband as a 
further confarmation thereof Did then and there to these presents 
Sett their hands, and we whose Names are hereafter Subscribed 
being present at the Solemnization of the said marage and a sub- 
scription have as witnesses thereunto Sett our hands the day and 
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Issue : 

143 Freelove, b. 9.26.1761; d. 10.10.1765. 
t 144 Samuel, b. 6.28.1765; m. Elizabeth"^ Cock. 
145 Joshua, b. 5.4.1767; d. 11. 25. 1769. 

57 PENELOPE (COCK) HAWXHURST (SamueP^ James\ 
James^) b. Buckram, L. L 27/1 mo (Mar) 1741 d. Flushing 
i*23.i8o7, and as it appears by the will of her uncle Joshua Cock, 
had a son, mentioned by him in his will as ''my cousin [nephew] 
Stephen Lines, so called" who was b. 9.3.1757, d. 4.25.1845 at West 
Somers, N. Y., having m. 1.26.1778, Martha dau. of Joseph Under- 
hill and had a large family; with some of the grand children still 
remains the watch Joshua gave to Stephen in said will. Stephen 
Lines was a miller, merchant and Surveyor and served as adminis- 
trator of Estate of Jacob Covert, near Peekskill, N. Y. Penelope 
m., before 1770, John Hawxhurst, miller, b. Budcram, L. L 17/10 
mo (Dec) 1746; d. Newtown, L. L, 8.16.1823, son of Samson and 
Jenisha (Smith) Hawxhurst John Hawxhurst m. 2d., 5.17.1812, 
at Flushing, Sarah Skidmore. 

Issue of John and Penelope : (Hawxhurst) : 
i Roseannah, b. 2.26.1770. 
ii Anna, b. 7.17.1771 ; d. 
iii Daniel, b. 7.8.1772. 
iv Anna, b. 2.17.1774; m. Charles Burt. 

V James, b. 5.28.1775; m. Sarah Powell. 

VI Phebe, b. 8.8.1776. 
vii Clark, b. 10.9.1779. 

58 JAMES COCK {Josiah^^, James^, James^) b. Buckram, L. I. 
:29/4 mo (June) 1731; d. Yorktown, Westchester Co, N. Y. 
7.30.1816; m. Musketa Cove, L. L 1.21.1756, Phebe Thorn, b. 12/3 
mo (May) 1737; d. Yorktown, N. Y. 11. 10.1796, dau. of Thomas 
and Penelope (Coles) Thorn of Musketa Cove, L. L They were 
Friends and farmers. 

Issue, as received from Josiah Travis, 1107 Bedford Ave., Brook- 
lyn, N.Y.: 
t 146 Penelope, b. 8.5.1756; m. Thomas Weekes. 

147 Josiah, b. 9.12.1758; d. 3.2.1836 unm. 
t 148 Sarah, b. 11. 9.1760; m. Ferris Cornell. 

149 Rebecca, b. 12.8.1762; d. 3.21. 1836 unm. 

150 Unnamed dau., b. 12.2.1764; d. same day. 
f 151 Phebe, b. 2.17.1766; m. Samuel Field. 

152 Unnamed son, b. 3.28.1768; d. 
f 153 Elizabeth, b. 7.7.1769; m. John Travis. 

154 Unnamed son, b. 7.29.1772; d. 

155 Amey, b. 8.3.1774; d. 7-I3I777- 

- 156 Martha, b. 2.2.1777; d. 10.11.1837 unm. 
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158 James, b. 3.16.1784; d. 6.5.1843 unm. 

159 Amey or Anna, b. 10.27.1791. 

59 DEBORAH (COCK) PEARCE (Josiah^\ James^, James^) 
b. Buckram, L. I. 21/7 mo (Sept) 1734; d. Dutchess Co, N. Y. ; m. 
Philipsburgh, Westchester Co, 12.21. 1758 William Pearce, b. Mas- 
keta Cove, L. I. 2/9 mo (Nov) 1733, d. Dutchess Co. son of James 
and Elizabeth (Coles) Perce, or Pearce, of Musketa Cove, L. I. and 
Tp. of Mount Pleasant, Westchester Co, N. Y. Friends and farmers. 

Issue (Pierce) : 

i John, b. ; m. 3.8.1797, Deborah Field, dau. of William and 

Hannah ( ) Field, then of Dutchess Co, N. Y. 

60 JACOB COCK {Josiak^\ James^, James^) b. Buckram, L. L 
28/9 mo (Nov) 1736; d. Clinton, Dutchess Co, before 11.15.1816, 
the date of probate of will; m. under care of Purchase M. M. 
7.29.1762, as of Manor of Cortlandt, to Mary Haight of Philips- 
burgh, dau. of Joseph and Zerviah (Sutton) Haight of Cortlandt 
Manor. Jacob Cock in 1756 was on the list of Westbury Quakers 
despoiled of money, £2. Removed to North Castle, Westchester Co,. 
with a certificate from Westbury M. M. to Purchase M. M. dated 
12.26.1759, and according to Westbury M. M. records, took removal 
certificate to Creek M. M. 1788. Friends and farmers. 

Issue : 
t 160 Samuel, b. ; m. Elizabeth Sutton. 

161 Zerviah, b. ; d. 12.6. 1835. 

162 Rebecca, b. ; d. 10.8. 183 1. 

t 163 Charity, b. ; m. Nathaniel Brown. 

t 164 Elizabeth, b. ; m. 12.5.1799, Caleb Drake. 

61 GEORGE COCK (Josiah^\ lames'^, James^) b. Buckram, L. 
I. 24/4 mo (June) 1739; d. North Castle, Westchester Co, N. Y. 
between 7.25.1810 and 1.6.1812; m. 2.19.1766, Jerusha Marshall b. 
28/12 mo. (Feb) 1740/1, dau. of David and Anne (Haight) Mar- 
shall of Greenwich, Conn. They were Friends. 

Issue : 
t 165 James, b. ; m. . 

166 Phebe, b. 2.28.1769; d. unm. 

167 Abigail, b. 3.8.1777. 

t 168 Hannah, b. ; m. James Lewis. 

t 169 Elizabeth, b. 4. 10. 1784; m. Lyon. 

t 170 Anne, b. ; m. Pelham. 

62 ISAAC COCK (Josiah^\ Jame^, James^) b. Buckram, L. I. 
6/9 mo (Nov) 1741 ; d. in Tp. of Mount Pleasant, Westchester Co, 
1 1. 15.1827; m. 6.16.1763, Charity Haight, b. Chappaqua, Westches- 
ter Co, 13/8 mo (Oct) 1741, d. Mount Pleasant 7.22.1830, dau. of 
Joseph and Zerviah (Sutton) Haight of Cortlandt Manor, N. Y. 
They were Friends and farmers in New Castle Tp. Westchester Co. 

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Issue : 
t 171 Deborah, b. 12.15. 1764; "i- Sherwood Thorn. 

t 172 Jesse, b. , 1766; m. Elizabeth Pearce. 

t 173 Mary, b. 4.13.1768; m. Willet Cornell. 

t 174 Abigail, b. — . — .1771; m. Cornelius Kingsland. 

t 17s Rebecca, b. 1. 14. 1773; m. Henry Hunter. 

t 176 Isaac, b. 2.5.1776; m. Elizabeth Haight. 

t 177 Ambrose, b. 8. 13. 1779; ^* Phebe Frost. 

178 Daniel, (twin to Ambrose), d. unm. 1800. 
t 179 John, b. 6.25.1784; m. Susan Totten. 
t 180 Charles, b. 5.6.1787; m. Wilmut Green. 

66 HANNAH (COCK) REYNOLDS {Josiah^\ lames', James^) 
b. Buckram, L. I. 3.29.1752; d. prob. Scipio, N. Y. ; m. Andrew 
Reynolds, son of John and Hannah (Sutton) Reynolds of ? Long 
Island. Moved to Scipio, Cayuga Co, N. Y. in 1814, and died at 
Israel Cock's. They were Friends and farmers. 

Issue, (Reynolds) : 
i Elizabeth, b. 10. 12. 1772; m. Israel Cock of Rees•^ 
ii Mary, b. ; d. unm. 

67 JORDAN COCK (Robert^\ lames^ lames') b. at or near 
Buckram, L. 1. 10/9 mo (Nov) 1739; d. Yorktown, Westchester 
Co, before 2.28.1815 date of probate of his will ; m. license 2.22.1764 
to Keziah Frost, b. prob. South Oyster Bay, L. I. 4/9 mo (Nov) 
1734; dau. of Samuel and Keziah (Wright) Frost of Long Island, 
where Samuel was Overseer of Highways. They were farmers and 
Friends and lived at or near Amawalk, Westchester Co., N. Y. 

Issue : 

181 Lorette, b. ; m. Dob. 

t 182 Charity, b. 3.5.1768; m. Peter Dob. 

t 183 Mary, b. 7.4.1779; m. Thomas Underbill. 

68 MARY (COCK) FROST {Robert^'', James^, James^) b. at 
or near Buckram, L. I. 24/7 mo (Sept) 1741; d. at Yorktown, N. 
Y. ; m. license 8.29.1760 to Samuel Frost, b. 28/10 mo (Dec) 1736, 
d. Yorktown, 5.28.1775, son of Samuel and Keziah (Wright) Frost 
of Long Island. They were Friends and farmers; the farm being 
on or about Turkey mountain, opposite the place late owned and 
occupied by Jordan Cock Frost, about three miles from Amawalk 
Meeting House, Tradition says that the British and American 
Armies, during the Revolutionary struggle were at different times 
encamped in the immediate neighborhood and the foragers of either 
army would "run off" the cattle and horses of the natives. Jordan 
C. Frost had in his lifetime an old hopple, with a peculiar lock, with 
which his grandmother, Mary (Cock) Frost (who remained on the 
place all through the war) used to secure an old horse, when turned 
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Issue (Frost) : 

1 Robert, b. 3.29. 1761; moved to Ohio, d. unm. 

ii Rhoda, b. 6.15.1763; d. 8 mo. 1845 ">^ni- 

iii Wright, b. 2.3.1765; d. 3.30.1811, b. in Friends' Burial Ground, 
N. Y. City; m. Martha Smith, b. 7.13.1771; d. 9.18.1831, dau. 
of Philip and Mary Anna (Golden) Smith, and had six children. 

iv Daniel, b. 5.5.1765; d. 12.9. 1789 unm. 

V Deborah, b. 8. 15. 1769; m. Tompkins. 

vi Prier, b. 2.11.1773 ; d. 3.28.1817; m. 10.31. 1796 by Rev. Silas Con- 
stant of Yorktown, N. Y., Abigail Loder, b." 8.2.1776; d. 
12.21. 1855, dau. of Jonathan and Ann (Bouton) Loder, and had 
ten children. 

vii Samuel R., b. 8.18.1775; m. Zilpha'®* Cox (see her record). 

69 JOSHUA COCK (Robert^^, James^, James^) b. Buckram, L. 
I. 2.28.1755; d. North Castle, N. Y. 5.9.1828; m. license 12.1.1780, 
to Elizabeth®* Cock, b. 12/1 mo (Mar) 1747; d. North Castle, 
2.2.1826, dau. of Josiah and Rebecca (Frost) Cock, of Long Island. 
They were Friends and farmers. 

Issue : 

183 Martha, b. 11.21.1781; m. Richard Hallock, and d. 4.16.1845 
without surviving issue. 
t 185 Robert, b. 7. 17. 1787; m. Phebe Carpenter. 

70 JAMES COCK (Benjamin^^, Henry^, James,^) b. Thornbury, 
Chester Co., Pa., 6/12 mo. (Feb.) 1732/3; d. there before 12.5.1781 ; 
m. Matinecock, L. I. 6.25. 1761, Dorothy*^ Cock, b. 5/4 mo (June) 
1742, d. Lattingtown, L. I., dau. of Hezekiah and Roseannah (Town- 
send) Cock of Buckram, L. I. James Cock obtained a certificate 
from Westbury M. M. to Woodbridge, M. M. in New Jersey 
5.8.1760 and in 1763 took one for himself and wife Dorothy, from 
that meeting, to Birmingham M. M. in Pa. dated 10.21. 1762. After 
the decease of her husband Dorothy brought a certificate from 
Birmingham M. M. to Westbury for herself and children, and lived 
thereafter at Lattingtown, L. I. near her brother-in-law, Stephen 
Frost. 

Issue : 
t 186 George Townsend, b. 8.16.1767; m. Martha Valentine. 

187 Hannah, b. 11.23.1769; d. unm. 
t 188 James, b. 3.24.1774; m. Mary Feke. 
t 189 Sarah, b. 4.27.1777; m, Joshua Harlan. 
t 190 Benjamin, b. 9. 14. 1780; m. Lanah or Helena Frost. 

72 BENJAMIN COCK {Benjamin^\ Henry", James^) b. Thorn- 
bury. Pa. 16/11 mo (Jan) 1737; d. 4.29.1818; m. 11.19.1766, Mary 
Talkington, dau. of Samuel and Susannah (Powell) Talkington of 
Concord Tp., Pa. In 1799 Benjamin Cock of Thornbury, Pa. was 
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1 Log House and Log Barn, $150.00 

48 acres of land at $18.00 864.00 

2 Horses @ $35.00 per head, 70.00 

2 Cows @ $16.00 per head, 32.00 

$1116.00 
Issue, unknown. 

73 MARY (COCK) HAINES (Benjamin^^ Henry\ lames'), b. 
6/5 mo. (July) 1739; d. before 1768; m. 4.11,1765, Josiah Haines, 
who m. 2d, 1768, Jane Garrett and m. 3d, 1775, Ann (Husband) 
Price. No surviving issue by Mary Code. 

74 MOSES COCK (Benjafnin^\ Henry^, James'), b. Chester 
County, Pa., 20/8 mo. (Oct.) 1742; d. near Circleville, Rockaway 
Co., Ohio, 1808; m. 12. 10. 1766, Hannah Eavenson, dau. of Nathaniel 
and Elizabeth (Palmer) Eavenson. They were Friends, but both 
disowned for attending a marriage "performed by a priest." 

Issue (Order uncertain) : 
t 191 Emmor, b. 10.27.1767; m. Elizabeth Hough or HufE. 

t 192 Mary, b. ; m. William Florence. 

193 Hiram, b. ; went to Nova Scotia. 

•• 194 Benjamin, b. 1777; m. Philena Dye. 
• 195 Nathaniel, b. abt. 1781; m. Ann Barnes Harrison. 
■• 196 Moses, b. abt. 1785; m. Ellen Throckmorton. 
■• 197 Caleb, b. 2.20.1787; m. Louisa Katherine Heins. 

75 ANN (COCK) MARSHALL (Benjamin^', Henrf, James'), 

b. Chester Co., Pa., 18/6 mo. (Aug.) 1745; d. ; m. license 

4.8.1769, to Thomas Marshall, b ; d. 5.10.1819, son of Ben- 
jamin and Hannah (Underwood) Marshall, of Pennsbury Tp., 
Chester Co., Pa. On iom.4.1769, Ann Cock and Thomas Marshall 
make acknowledgment of having been m. "by a Priest". 

Issue (Marshall) : 
i Martha, b. 1.29.1771 ; m. 1790 George Mamborn. 

ii Hannah, b. 2. 10. 1774; m. Benjamin Way. 

iii Joseph, b. 2.20.1777. 

iv Esther, b. 2.27.1780; m Samuel Harvey. 

v Anne, b. 1.22. 1783. 

76 JOSEPH BRINTON COCK (Benjamin''^ Henry'', James'), 

b. Chester Co., Pa., 4.26.1755; d. ; m. 8.7.1782, Elizabeth 

, not a member among Friends. 

Issue not known. 

77 MARY (COCK) UNDERHILL (/(?/m»^ Henry\ James'), 
b. Buckram, L. I., 5/7 mo. (Sept.) 1730; d. Flushing, L. I., before 
1816; m. Matinecock, 2.7.1752, Isaac Underbill, b. 21/5 mo. (July) 



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1732; d. Flushing, N. Y., about 1816, son of Amos and Elizabeth 
(Seaman) Underbill, of Cedar Swamp, L. I., and N. Y. Qty. Isaac 
Underbill was a farmer, merchant, and interested in flour mills; 
was a member of the Society of Friends and some times a Minister. 
No issue. 

78 WILLIAM COCK (John^^, Henry", James^), b. Buckram, L. 
I., ii/io mo. (Dec.) 1732; d. after 1812; m. ist ("out of meeting", 
which he condemned 1755) Dinah Hopkins, dau. of Daniel and 
Amey (Weeks) Hopkins of Musketa Cove, L. I. ; m. 2d Anne Feke, 
b. Matinecock 17/11 mo. (Jan.) 1741 ; d. Buckram, 4.20.1796, dau. 
of Charles and Catharine (Tillier or Tilley) Feke of Matinecock; 
m. 3d Clemence Feke, sister of his 2d wife. She d. without 
issue 4.23.1815, aged 68. William was a farmer, merchant, com- 
missioner of Highways, overseer of the Poor and chief promoter 
of the Matinecock Academy. He was despoiled of valuable goods 
and money by the "Whaleboatmen." (See Appendix for his narra- 
tive of his sufferings in those troublous times, preserved by his great- 
granddau. Elizabeth M. (Evans) Kellar). 

The records of Westbury M. M. show in 1761, that Dinah Cock 
(ist) wife of William Cock of Matinecock, desires to be under care 
of Friends, and in 1764 "as William Cock has married the second 
time out of Unity with Friends, after he had condemned the first 
marriage and has been received, it seems to be the judgment of 
Friends that he be dealt with and disowned until he sees his misstep, 
and condemns it". As his children continued in Friendly dress and 
address it is to be assumed that William made his peace with the 
Meeting. 

William Cock and his cousin Thomas Cock®', having opposed the 
election of Deputies from Queens County to the Provincial Congress 
in 177s, were imprisoned for a time, but on petition, promising to 
obey all orders of the Continental and Provincial Congresses, were 
liberated and allowed to return to their respective homes, 
""Matinecock the 13th February 1801. 

Whereas usefull Learning is found to be very Necessary and Bene- 
ficial for the use* of Society and in our quarter of the County we are 
very much behindhand on that account it is proposed to